What to Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Sink Material

July 3, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re preparing to go through your very first kitchen remodel, you might not realize just how many decisions you’ll be asked to make within a very short amount of time. By researching these decisions and your options ahead of time, you’ll be able to cut down on some of the stress associated with the kitchen remodeling experience.

One of those choices you’ll need to make is the kind of sink you’ll install. Today’s kitchen sinks come in all styles and materials, each of which have their own unique attributes and benefits. Here’s some information about some of the most common kitchen sink materials (beyond the old standby, porcelain) to help you in your decision.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is far and away the most popular material used for kitchen sinks. These styles of sinks are resistant to both stains and heat, and come in various sizes, styles and finishes. We often recommend people go with satin or brushed finishes rather than chrome or mirror finishes, because it will make scratches and other marks less noticeable.

Prices range widely for stainless steel sinks, but it is generally a good option for people attempting to complete their kitchen remodel on a tight budget, as you can get a decent quality sink for relatively little expense.

Cast iron

Cast iron is very hardy and often comes with a white enamel finish, though you can get it in other colors. In general, though, white will future-proof your kitchen, as other colors tend to be a little overly reliant on current design fads. Cast iron sinks are heavy, so you need to make sure you have good-quality custom cabinets in Midland, MI that will provide the adequate support.

Like stainless steel, cast iron sinks can be found in a wide range of prices, but are often an affordable option for your remodel.


Natural stone countertops can be well complemented by a natural stone sink. Some of these types of stones can be susceptible to stains, so you should think through your decision carefully. The other downside to natural stone sinks is that they are much more expensive. But the right choice of stone can be beautiful and durable, providing you with long-lasting luxury for your kitchen.


Composite sinks have become more popular in recent years. Composite granite, for example, is a good-looking, durable material that will not show scratches or water marks like stainless steel sinks. They come in a wide variety of hues, but the darker ones will camouflage stains and grime better. The sinks are highly durable and don’t cost nearly as much as their natural stone alternatives.

These are just a few of the most common sink materials you might select for your new kitchen remodel. Your choice will depend on factors such as the amount of money you’re willing to spend, the design elements you’re implementing (or that already exist) in your kitchen and the durability you’re looking for out of your new sink. Contact the team at Nowak Cabinets of Midland today for more assistance in making your selection of sinks and custom cabinets in Midland, MI!

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