One of the most foundational and simple options when it comes to deciding on a sink is a single or double bowl. The single bowl is a classic and traditional sink with one basin for washing and function. While single bowl sinks can come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and styles. The general layout is the same in that single bowls do not have a divider down the middle of their unit such as double bowl sinks. They are well-liked for their deep basins made for optimal soaking of pots and pans.
Take up less counter space and maximize room with the classic one-bowl sink. Choosing a one bowl sink versus a double bowl sink is not too difficult as they each provide their own functions. One of the benefits of a single bowl sink is its ability to take up less counter space, undercabinet space, and storage areas. They fit nicely into kitchens or small bathrooms. Single bowl sinks with large, deep basins provide more room to soak large pots and pans than a standard double bowl sink with a divider down the middle. You may not have two areas for prepping and cleaning, but you will have a deep large basin optimal for soaking pots and pans.
A classic and traditional design, there is no going wrong with a one-bowl sink. These tend to be more popular than double bowls simply for their ability to fit into smaller spaces. One bowl can come in a classic porcelain oval-shaped sink or a large copper basin. There are tons of choices for designing how you want your single bowl to look and function. Many trending vessels and oval-styled sinks only come in one bowl, as these are easier to sit upon the counter and provide a more minimal and sleek look.
Made for traditional homes, soaking, smaller counter spaces, and tons of other purposes. One bowl sinks provide versatility and variety to any kitchen, bathroom, or workspace. Workstation sinks often come in one bowl sinks as do bathroom sinks. One bowl is great for soaking large pans that may not fit into a sink with a divider. Although they are not ideal for the separation of food for prep cooking such as a double sink, they provide easy access and are a bit easier to install. CopperSmith will hook you up with the perfect one-bowl sink designed for your needs regardless of style, size, or material finish.
One bowl sinks tend to be easier to clean as their large basin space makes them easy to wipe down and have a total view of its surface. We offer several materials that are made for easy cleaning and antibacterial. A material such as brass may not be ideal for someone looking for an easy-to-clean sink, such as porcelain or stainless steel. If easy cleaning is at the top of your list, CopperSmith designs stellar under-mount sinks known for their cleanliness and made out of antibacterial stainless steel. Copper is also a very good material for cleaning in general because bacteria die very quickly after periods of sitting on the surface.
Thinking about the lifespan of your one bowl sink and the evolution of looks over time is important when choosing a sink finish. Copper is known as a living material and even increases in value over time for its evolutionary look that is loved on the antique market. Brass is another material that although tougher to clean is notorious for its long lifespans sometimes over 30+ years.
Single bowl sinks on average tend to be more affordable. Of course, the material, style, and other features will play a role as well. CopperSmith has single bowl sinks for almost any budget.
Single-bowl sinks can be designed for industrial or commercial use with some of the most durable materials on the market. We can mold and create sinks using industrial-grade stainless steel or copper which will be efficient for a long lifespan and heavy-duty use. Regardless of the durability level you are looking for, we can create single bowl sinks out of just about any material.
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Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest parts of choosing your sink as there aren't many options besides a single or double bowl. Single bowls are best for lighter use, deeper soaking and bathroom sinks. Let CopperSmith provide you with the highest quality single bowl sink from our leading team of craftsmen and experts.
What is a single bowl sink?
A single bowl sink is a sink with one basin, and no divider down the middle as opposed to a double bowl sink. Single bowl sinks come in a variety of sizes, styles materials, and finishes for all your needs. Single bowls are loved in the bathroom because they don’t take up too much counter space. They are also liked in kitchens for their large basins made for soaking pots and pans quite easily as there is no diver separating the basins into smaller portions.
What are the benefits of a single bowl sink?
One of the benefits of a single bowl sink is its ability to take up less counter space, undercabinet space, and storage areas. They fit nicely into kitchens or small bathrooms. Single bowl sinks with large, deep basins provide more room to soak large pots and pans than a standard double bowl sink with a divider down the middle.
What are the cons of a single bowl sink?
The cons of a single bowl sink are that some prefer to have a divider in a double bowl sink for its ability to organize and have better access to a garbage disposal. Double bowl sinks also provide the space to both wash dishes, and a basin for tasks such as food prep.
Are single bowl sinks good for the kitchen?
Single bowl sinks are great for the kitchen because they can come in very large basins and a variety of styles made for easy cleaning and soaking. CopperSmith makes large, deep basins that are great for kitchens with large families or even for commercial use.
Are single bowl sinks good for the bathroom?
Yes, we find many people who purchase bathroom sinks through CopperSmith tend to go for single bowls. They are great for the bathroom and double bowl sinks are rarely used in them. Typically this saves counter spaces well which can definitely be more limited in a bathroom.
Are single bowl sinks good for commercial use?
Single-bowl sinks can be good for commercial use because their deep, large basins allow for maximum room for soaking large pots, pans, and other dishes.
Are single bowl sinks harder to clean?
No single bowl sinks are generally easy to clean. In fact, double and single bowl sinks don’t differ too much in their cleaning process. There only real difference is sizing and that there is a divider down the middle of a double bowl sink.
Are single bowl sinks easy to install?
Single bowl sinks are generally easy to install and take up little counter/undercabinet space. In general, the actual installation process of double and single bowl sinks doesn't differ too much, and the material or style of your sink will influence its installation process more than anything. For example, an under-mount double bowl sink is going to have the same process as a single bowl sink.
How do you install a single bowl sink?
Installing a single sink is a similar process to a double bowl sink and will depend more on the material, style, and size of your sink and counter area. Usually, these are placed in either custom cut or pre-cut hole space in the counter to fit into. Undermount sinks and farmhouse style sinks may have a bit more difficult of a process. CopperSmith provides no installation services of any kind but recommends using a licensed, professional installer for projects to be done and to prevent any damages or future problems.
What are the differences between a double bowl sink or a single bowl sink?
In general, the only real difference between a single and double bowl is that a single bowl only has one basin, while a double bowl is divided into two. The sizes will depend on what each customer chooses.
Are single bowl sinks better?
CopperSmith single bowl sinks are well-liked for their ease of size, and installation. There is no one size fits all with double or single bowl sinks, and one isn't inherently better than the other. One bowl sinks tend to be used more in the bathroom as there is really not a large need for double bowl sinks. Factors such as the size and purpose of your sink can help you determine if a single or double bowl is better for you.