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Kitchen basins are important to everyone, especially those who work in the kitchen. Without a good quality kitchen basin, you cannot achieve the best cooking experience. Basins are required for different purposes, like to wash utensils, to put the dishes and other cooking appliances. Kitchen basins are not only used for the purpose of cleaning, but can also provide a decoration element. However, kitchen basins come with many styles and designs, including their pros and cons.


Top-mount, drop-In kitchen basin

The top-mount or drop-in kitchen sink is the most frequent form. It is installed from above. A hole is cut into the counter material based on a template given by the sink manufacturer, and the sink is fitted from above. The rim bears the entire weight of the sink. After that, silicone is used to seal the sink’s rim to the counter. These sinks are also referred to as rimmed or self-rimming sinks since the sink edge generates a rim.


  • In general, low cost
  • For installation, no specific skills are required
  • Most do it yourselfers, on the other hand, can carve sink cut-outs out of laminate or solid surface materials


  • Another portion of the sink that has to be cleaned is the rim
  • Some homeowners detest the appearance of a gap between the sink and the rim

Double Basin

Dual bowl sinks are the most common sort of kitchen sink configuration, allowing for washing on one side and rinsing or drying on the other. Washing, rinsing, and draining are all covered by double bowl sinks, which are really multi-purpose and very adaptable. A decent double basin sink is difficult to go wrong with.


  • Multipurpose and quite adaptable
  • In houses without dishwashers, this is useful


  • Large pots, baking pans, and casseroles may be too big for either side 
  • The utilitarian look of a double sink is disliked by some homeowners

Single Basin

Single basin sinks are a type of kitchen sink that includes both farmhouse and in-counter sinks. This sink does not have a split basin.


  • Large objects like casseroles and cookie sheets may be washed in the same basin
  • Single basins are perfect for large residences with a lot of people and a lot of cooking going on


  • Because of their inflexibility and limited size, single basins are less common
  • Because single basin sinks don’t have enough place for a drying area, be prepared to have one on the side of the sink 

Low Divider Double Basin Sink

A low divider kitchen sink is a double basin sink with a divider that stops partway up instead of rising to the top of the sink.


  • Low divider sinks combine the best features of single and double basin sinks. It may be used as a double basin sink by filling one side only halfway with water 
  • The low divider sink is preferred by most people for food preparation


  • Prices for divider sinks are often more than for other varieties, such as single basin, double basin, and even farmhouse sinks, because few manufacturers produce affordable divider sinks
  • While it may be used as a single basin sink in principle, the low divider sink has less space for heavy objects like casseroles and broiler pans

Undermount Basin

Top-mount sinks are fastened to the top of the counter with special clips, whereas undermount sinks are attached to the bottom of the counter with special clips.


  • Many homeowners prefer a smoother appearance 
  • The quality of undermount sinks is generally superior than that of overmount sinks


  • Undermounting a sink may limit its size
  • The cost of purchasing and installing an undermount sink is often higher than that of an overmount sink 

Corner Sink

Double basins are arranged at right angles to each other in a kitchen corner sink.


  • Some corner sinks have enough room in the middle part to include a built-in drying area 
  • Counter corners are notorious space-wasters, but corner sinks smartly make use of them


  • Because corner sinks are infrequently used, they are difficult to come by
  • Corner sinks are pricey when you can find them

Drainboard Sink

Sinks with drainboards have a small basin on one side and a counter-level drainboard on the other.


  • These tiny sinks are ideal for galley kitchens or other compact spaces 
  • The drainboard part has a lip around it, trapping water and draining it swiftly back to the sink


  • In drainboard sinks, basins are typically tiny
  • You won’t need the drainboard if you just wash dishes by hand once in a while

Designing your kitchen from scratch can be daunting. From picking out cabinets, and countertops, to designing your kitchen basin, you may feel overwhelmed. MyRenoDiary is an interior designer who can help design your kitchen. With many years of experience in the interior design and renovation industry and can help you build the kitchen of your dreams with amazing designs! All you need to do is contact us and we’ll take care of the rest!


Thematic and reflect your personality

MRD Singapore is the perfect formula for you to make your interior dream come true. One of the main keys to great interior design is that it should thematic and reflect your personality and taste as well as be cost-effective. 

With so many styles, trends and designs to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one to go for. With MRD, you can definitely prevent this situation and get the best dream design you ever wanted but better. No more stress, contact us here to solve your interior problems.