by Vivian Garzon

4 Tips For Buying A Square Kitchen Sink

4 Tips For Buying A Square Kitchen Sink

When it comes to sleek and timeless design, the clean lines of a square kitchen sink can't be beaten. Having a beautiful place to prepare, serve and enjoy meals is always the goal of kitchen design or kitchen renovation, and selecting the sink that's right for you is an important part of the process. 

After all, the kitchen sink needs to be the perfect blend of function and optimal design. You need to feel confident it can stand the test of time after years of washing dishes, rinsing ingredients and undergoing daily scrubbing. What's more, you need to be sure its design complements the look and feel of the rest of your home - this is where a square kitchen sink from BuildMat comes in. 

BuildMat is a 100% Australian-owned and operated online retailer with a proud history of supplying Australians with high-quality kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, tapware, basins and more.

Our objective is not to supply the cheapest product, but rather the best value for money products to our customers, so if you're considering a square kitchen sink, you can shop online with confidence. But if you're still tossing up whether a square kitchen sink is right for you, consider the following points:

1. What's your style?

As you can see from just one quick glance at our product range, kitchen sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. The square shape adds clean and contemporary flair to any kitchen. Traditional round sinks are easy to find, but square kitchen sinks are unique and help you create your style.

If you're looking for a way to make your kitchen look different from the neighbours', consider that a square multilevel sink is both elegant and functional in almost any shape or size. 

For example, the simple but classic design of the Penny 510x450 Single Bowl Sink would make a stunning addition to any contemporary kitchen. A popular choice for kitchen and laundry, this square sink is as durable as it is stylish, with hard-wearing 304-grade stainless steel that's been bent, welded, ground, polished and packed by hand.

And with a hairline/brushed finish to disguise scratching, this square sink will be a focal point in your kitchen or laundry for years to come. 

2. Does it fit your layout?

While a round basin sink is perfect for any traditional style kitchen, especially with its simple but elegant design. The square sink is also perfect for modern kitchens and small spaces, so you can wash, prepare and clean with still plenty of room to spare. 

Smaller kitchens and limited square footage requires minimalist design solutions. This can be achieved by choosing a kitchen sink with a simple, non-fussy shape, such as the Willow 600x450 Medium Single Bowl Sink. Its symmetrical sink tub allows for reversible installation flexibility which ensures it fits perfectly within the space and you’re left feeling happy with your purchase.

Plus it boasts a 55-litre capacity, so you can have the benefits of a sleek design with enough space to rinse, wash or soak whatever you heart desires. 

3. What's the right size?

As with any kitchen design or renovation, the size of your square sink is another element to consider. The size will dictate how many people can fit around the sink at once, and the amount of counter space it takes up. 

If you're renovating a kitchen and want to create more space in your tiny kitchen, consider that a deep bowl makes the sink and fittings deeper, reducing the size of the surrounding space - but this is perfect if having a large capacity trough is your priority.

For example, the Madison 775x450 Double Bowl Sink boasts a whopping 57.4-litre capacity - ideal for families, couples and small households. This square sink is perfect for busy kitchens where space is at a premium, as it can sit seamlessly with other kitchen appliances, such as a dishwasher.

4. Does it meet your needs?

Before deciding if a square kitchen sink is for you, consider your own requirements. You'll need to consider how you plan to use the kitchen; if you will have a bar in the kitchen, what style of taps and accessories you have in mind for your new sink, and whether it will fit in with the rest of your kitchen. 

You should also consider your major activities in the kitchen. For example, aspiring chefs or those with big families might want to consider the Theo 1200x500 Double Bowl with Drain Board Sink - its double trough offers space and convenience and the left or right drainboard frees up even more bench space! You can prepare a fresh salad for family dinner while the kid’s favourite cups dry on the drainboard. Perfect!

In conclusion, with the range of square kitchen sinks on offer from BuildMat, you can be confident that your kitchen renovation will be a success. Square sinks are available in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can create the look that's right for you and your space. To learn more, explore the BuildMat sink range today!