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This Sink vs. That Sink: Which is Right for You?

May 2020

It’s an easy enough question to answer, right? But, more often than not, deciding on the perfect kitchen sink for your home takes more thought than you might initially think. Not only are there endless options on the market, it’s hard to keep the benefits and features of each straight.

So, let’s play a little game of “This vs. That: Sink Edition.” We hope it will help you narrow down your sink selection.

First, let’s focus on shape: Single Bowl Vs. Double?

  • Single bowl sinks are perfect for soaking all your dinner dishes at once, even the largest pots and pans in the smallest of kitchens. Single bowl sinks like our Bradstreet II offer the most depth and width without taking up a ton of counterspace, making it the perfect option for smaller kitchens.
  • Double bowl sinks keep all your dish washing and drying in one contained space. They are so versatile; one side can even hold your cutting board while the garbage disposal side stays open for even easier meal prep. These types of sinks, like our Brooks II, are perfect for spacious kitchens that have plenty of counterspace to spare.

Now, let’s talk install: Drop-In or Undermount?

  • Drop-in sinks have a visible rim on the countertop. This popular style is not only the more cost-effective option, it’s also perfect for do-it-yourself installations. We love how this type of sink lets homeowners take sink maintenance responsibility into their own hands with easier cleanup and re-caulking without the help of a professional.
  • Undermount sinks have a hidden rim underneath the counter. This type of sink is better suited for solid countertops like natural stone or quartz. We love how easily we can clean our countertops with a quick wipe straight to the garbage disposal.

Lastly, let’s decide the right material: Fireclay or Copper?

  • Fireclay can take the heat from your busy kitchen…literally. Our Fireclay sinks are fired at 2000+ degrees to create a dense, durable material that is non-porous and scratch-resistant and has a natural ability to withstand strong heat. We believe Fireclay fits well in any kitchen design, thanks to the varied styles and shades we offer. Most of all, Fireclay is especially beautiful in a classic farmhouse apron front.
  • Copper is a natural standout, which is perfect for your highly trafficked kitchen. Not only are our copper sinks eye-catching, they are naturally antibacterial, stain-resistant and durable. We especially love how this sink changes over time as its natural patina develops.

Take a look back on how you responded to each of these “This vs. That” questions.

Are you team Drop-In Single Bowl Fireclay? You’ll love our Josephine QuickFit Drop-In Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink, especially in Block Party Matte Gray. 

Or are you more of an Undermount Double Bowl Copper person? Check out our Rivera Copper Kitchen Sink from our Chef Series. 

No matter what you choose, we’d love to see your beautiful sink in action. Share your sink selection with us on Instagram. Be sure to tag @Sinkology with #ThisSinkVsThatSink.


If you have any additional questions during your search for the perfect copper, fireclay farmhouse sink or granite sink, our Sinkologists are here to help. Contact us or follow us on FacebookHouzzPinterest, or Instagram for more helpful tips and design ideas.