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A single basin corner sink with a modern black faucet in a residential home in Glenarm, IL installed with a new white countertop.

Dual Basin vs. Single Basin Sinks: Which Meets Your Needs?

Believe it or not, we spend most of our time in a kitchen at the sink, whether it’s washing dishes, getting a glass of water, or using it as a catch-all for cooking. So, when it comes to replacing your outdating sink and faucet, it’s important to be able to envision yourself interacting with this sink daily for the next decade or so! If you are uncertain of whether your kitchen needs a dual or single basin sink, keep reading our blog to determine which things matter most in your search. As always, give Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. a call to see which sinks we have in stock for your next home project!

A dual basin sink with a modern faucet in a renovated residential home in Springfield, IL with granite countertops and backsplash tile options.Space

Space is a major concern for many homeowners. Without proper countertop or sink space, cooking and even washing dishes can become a frustrating part of your routine – that’s why our experts at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in Glenarm, IL are here to help you choose the right sink for your home. Depending on which you value more, sink or countertop space, we have a dual basin or single basin option to match your needs. Our single basin sinks are generally deeper and wider than dual basins, allowing for deeper pots and pans to be washed with ease, however, dual basin sinks give a wash and dry option that is necessary for many homeowners. Let us help you choose what’s best for your kitchen at our warehouse!


What is your cooking regime like? Are you a chef in the kitchen or a once-in-a-while microwave expert? Regardless of how often you spend cooking, choosing a sink that works with your cooking needs is essential for your lifestyle! Our dual basin sinks at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in Glenarm, IL is perfect for heavy cooking households that need additional space for washing and drying dishes, while our single basin sinks are deeper for large pots and pans. To see our custom sink and faucet options, visit our warehouse to choose the perfect sink for your countertop.

A dual basin stainless steel sink installed into a black countertop in a residential home in Glenarm, IL with increased space for cooking.Counter Space

Counter space may not be something you think about right away when getting a new sink, but it matters most of all when making your final decisions. If you have an island or separate space to prepare your meals, it may not seem like a big decision to choose a single or dual basin sink, however, those with limited counter space may need to think more about the sink they are looking to upgrade too. For smaller spaces, our experts at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. recommend a single basin, while larger homes more often than not, find a dual basin sink more efficient. Still on the fence? Give us a call today at (217) 483-2514 to hear about our current sink and faucet offers!

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