A Complete Guide To Kitchen Sinks in Kenya

Having a good kitchen sink is every homeowner’s dream and choosing the kitchen sinks that will function properly and as well as fit the kitchen style is a major part of the kitchen construction. Kitchen sinks can be made into different designs and types, there is also a variety of materials used in the construction of these sinks. Let us first have a look at the different materials used for the construction of kitchen sinks in Kenya.

kitchen sink materials in kenya | A Complete Guide To Kitchen Sinks in Kenya


  • Stainless steel

Stainless steel sinks are the most preferred kitchen sinks by homeowners because of their versatility and affordability, they are available in different shapes and styles and they require minimal maintenance.

These sinks however do not match every kitchen decor and are only available in the same silver color.

  • Enamel cast iron

Cast iron is also another material used to make kitchen sinks, the sinks are then coated with enamel to give them color and a smooth finish, however, these sinks are quite heavy and susceptible to chips and stains.


  • granite/quartz

Composite sinks are made of granite or quartz alongside acrylic. These sinks are durable and can last long, they are also less noisy compared to stainless steel. The major disadvantage of these sinks is that they can be hard on dishes, when you drop fragile dishes against they can easily break. Composite sinks come in a wide range of colors and can also be installed as integrated sinks.


  • Copper

Copper offers a highly durable and decorative material for your kitchen sink. its anti-microbial property is one of the most important advantages,by killing up to 99.9% of germs, it helps maintain a safe and healthy kitchen environment for your home. The only disadvantage of copper sinks is that they require more maintenance than other sinks and are more expensive.

  • Fireclay

Fireclay sinks are ceramic-based sinks that are typically handcrafted providing an artisan feel and look. These sinks can also be hard on glassware and other fragile materials, they are also susceptible to chips and water stains.


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Things to consider when buying  kitchen sinks in Kenya

Below are some of the factors you need to put into consideration before taking the plunge of purchasing a functional sink for your kitchen.


  • Material

Given the wide range of kitchen sinks materials from stainless steel to copper and others, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of each kitchen sink material and select the one that best fits your need, functions, and maintenance. stainless steel is the most preferred because of its minimal maintenance requirement.


  • Size

You also have to consider the size of the sink you want for your kitchen given the drawings in the kitchen plans. It is good to remember the larger the size the higher the price and that is where the budget also comes in. Select the right sink size depending on the functionality of the kitchen.


  • Type 

You also need to consider the type of sink you need for your kitchen, whether it is a double basin or single basin considering the space you have. If you have enough space then double basin sinks are recommended because you can be able to separate dirty dishes from clean ones when washing. you can also alternatively opt to go for a large single-basin sink.


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Stainless steel drop-in sinks are the most popular kitchen sink types preferred by most homeowners in Kenya, however, the best kitchen sink type depends on personal preference, needs, and design style. Depending on what you are looking for each style and design has its own advantages and disadvantages so it’s a personal choice to select a kitchen sink that best suits them. 


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