Awhile back you may have read my post about my debate as to how many sink basins to get. Riveting stuff. I know. Anyways I decided that a single basin was what we would go for. We made the decision because we rarely use that 1/2 sink that we currently have, and that 1/2 sink just takes up valuable room from the “big” side. Design wise, I really like the look of 1 sink. It’s clean, uncluttered. It feels right.
With that decision of the way I decided to head to a few kitchen and bath places in Toronto, my favourite being TAPS. (That’s where I got the most help, I highly recommend you see Daniel, he was really, really helpful).
The two things that I needed to figure out in order to narrow down the sink choice was 1. Sink Depth 2. Sink Radius and 3. Sink Width. The thing that I was most focused on is what is called the radius. The term “Radius” refers to the edge, or curve of the sink.
At the opposite end of the spectrum of a zero radius sink is that you can go with a sink that has a large radius, which appears a lot in homes. Although nothing is wrong with the look, I knew it wasn’t what I wanted for our house.
Lastly, I discovered that there an “in between” style of radius. A corner that is in between a zero radius and the curvy look of the everyday look. In the photo above you can see two sinks that have small radius, the one at the top, has a higher radius than that on the bottom. This shows you that radius size can vary between manufacturers but it’s a happy ground between having a zero radius and the curve of the every day sink. I knew I wanted one with as close to zero as possible. On this trip to TAPS, I found a manufacturer called Julien that had a 18 mm radius edge which was absolutely lovely.
The one by Julien was perfect for our house as it had the right width for our cabinet – giving us the most sink that we could use, for the cabinet that we were buying, and it was the right depth at 8″ deep.
Anyhow, I hope this helps if you’re searching for a sink!Although lots of people encourage online buying of sinks, trying to find the best price and such – I’m such a details person that I really like seeing things in person – you get a great feel for how it will look in your house. So, this is checked off our list, we’ll be buying this one from TAPS. Yay!