When it comes to your kitchen sink, you want something large enough to work comfortably, but not so big that it takes up all your counter space.
If your kitchen is on the smaller size, you may be tempted to opt for a small sink to save space.
But that can leave you frustrated with how little room you have to prep food or wash up.
Here’s how you can enjoy a larger basin and adequate counter space at the same time.
Why Choose a 30-Inch Kitchen Sink?
A 30-inch kitchen sink is an ideal size for most small-medium kitchens.
You get room to handle a full load of dishes, and room to work when you’re prepping food or filling pots.
And because 22” x 30” is the standard kitchen sink size, you’ll find accessories, cabinets, and interesting design options easily.
Okay, but what about the counter space? Isn’t 30” quite big?
Here are 5 ways to optimize your counter space.
Making Your 30-Inch Sink Work in a Small Space
Get a tight-radius, undermount single basin.
Traditional top-mount sinks take up a lot of counter space with their overhang lip.
(which come as drop-ins or apron fronts) don’t have a visible lip.
They attach below the countertop, so you get the whole counter space to work with.
Plus, undermount sinks are easier to clean.
No lip means you can easily sweep crumbs directly into the basin without debris or mildew buildup.
And while having 2 bowls is useful at times, a single bowl gives you a larger area to work in.
Consider Workstation Sinks for Multifunctional Space
Versatile, multifunctional workspaces help you get more done in a small kitchen.
Workstation sinks come with attachments and accessories that make your sink more functional.
For example, drop-in colanders and cutting boards let you wash and cut your veggies right in the sink.
When you’re done, swap them out for collapsible dish racks so you have more space for all your dishes.
And so, you have the comfort of a big 30-inch sink, and almost all the counter space to work with.
And because you were working in the sink all along, cleanup is a breeze.
Create More Workspaces Around Your Sink
First, install your sink in the right position so you don’t waste any counter space.
Putting the sink in a corner means you have more counter space for prepping food, stacking dishes, and leaning up your phone while you watch recipes.
Next, add shelves to store all your tools.
Pull-out shelves under the sink let you store peelers and knives in a space that often gets neglected.
Small shelves above the sink make it easy to grab soap, sponges, and brushes while keeping counters clear.
Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger with an Eye-Catching Sink
Part of making a smaller space work for you is making it feel as big as possible.
An eye-catching basin can give your kitchen a visual centerpoint, helping to create a sense of openness.
One of the best things about a 30-inch kitchen sink is that there are tons of options, including unique finishes and colors, so you can create interest without taking up extra space.
Optimize Limited Kitchen Space with the Right Faucet
Your faucet has a huge impact on how much space your kitchen sink occupies.
A streamlined, single-handle, kitchen faucet with a built-in sprayer is easy to use and does everything you need while taking up the least space.
Pull-down faucets pair very well with 30-inch sinks in smaller kitchens.
Or you could go with a taller pull-out faucet to make a bigger statement.
Make a Big Impact in Your Small Kitchen
See? 30 inches is the right size for most people, even those with tiny kitchens.
With plenty of designs available, this is a great size to create a center point for your kitchen.
Put it in the right place, add some accessories and storage around it, and you have a spacious sink plus plenty of counter space.
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