Number of Bowls and Holes
A single bowl kitchen sink offers plenty of space for larger dishes and pots and pans. It also takes up less space than other bowls, so it’s a good option for smaller kitchens.
A double kitchen sink has a divider that creates two separate sections. This makes it easy to carry out multiple tasks such as soaking, rinsing and washing dishes and food preparation.
A triple bowl sink features a small third bowl for use as a prep sink. This allows for easy multitasking.
NOTE: Double and triple bowls come in different configurations with equal or varying sized bowls. A larger and smaller bowl combination can make simultaneous cleaning and prep work easy.
Check the number of holes on the sink to make sure it coordinates with the faucet and any accessories you want. A kitchen sink generally features one, three and four holes on the deck behind the bowl. These holes are for mounting the faucet and other items like soap and hot water dispensers and spray hoses.
NOTE: If the sink has more holes than you need, you can use a baseplate to conceal them.