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Kitchen Decisions | Sink: Drop-in or Apron-front


Every kitchen needs a sink, when it comes to selecting these necessary staples, style is considered secondary. It’s important to primarily consider how the sink will function. Kitchen sinks are made with a variety of material ranging from stainless steel to cast iron, options are again, endless. If you are in the market for a new sink, consider these terms before you buy:

  1. Practicality
  2. Functionality
  3. Durability
  4. Maintenance
  5. Style

We found an article in a recent issue of HGTV Magazine where they asked Professional, Chip Wade, his opinion on choosing between a drop-in and an apron-front sink. According to HGTV readers, 53% chose an apron-front sink, while 48% chose a drop-in sink.

Kitchen Decisions from the Professionals

Professional Chip Wade, from Elbow Room, stated that:

“Although they’re usually pricier than drop-ins, I love the practicality of apron-front sinks. They jut out farther thank the countertop, which makes dishwashing more comfortable—water doesn’t splash around everywhere. Even better: They’re available in a range of styles, not just farmhouse rustic.”

We agree with Chip Wade, apron-front sinks are not only stylish but are also very practical. If the ease of cleanup were important, I would opt for an apron-front sink. Apron-front sinks also can be more accessible for those with kids and for people of shorter stature. Apron-front sinks make a deliberate design statement that will impress anyone that comes into your home. Can you argue that a sink performs for many different tasks? With that said, be very careful when choosing a kitchen sink, the wrong sink will ruin the kitchen.

Helping You Choose a Sink: Drop-in or Apron-front

If you’ve got a vision of that perfect kitchen, your home remodeling contractor can help you turn your vision into reality. At Cornerstone, we understand the amount of planning and time that goes into any kitchen remodel. From small kitchen updates to a complete kitchen remodel, we’re here to help. With over 16,000 Southwest Florida clients and 26 years in business, we know how to plan a kitchen remodel and will do our very best to avoid any potential headaches along the way. Contact us here today, for more information!