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Choosing the right sink for your kitchen requires careful consideration. Clark, an established Australian brand, provides advice and a range of solutions
Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double bathroom sink, hardware, plumbing fixture, product design, sink, tap, white, gray
Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double sinks.

The kitchen sink is probably the most used appliance in the kitchen. As the functional hub of your workspace, it makes sense to consider the sink carefully within your kitchen's overall design, while also ensuring you choose one suited to the way you live.

With an extensive range of sinks suited to different homes and lifestyles, Clark makes it easy to choose one that's just right for you, says marketing communications manager Jennifer Krenich.

Clark offers a range of helpful tips to make selecting your new sink easy.

"First of all, think about the space available, your family's size and how you'll use your sink to arrive at the design that will be most space efficient for you," Krenich says. "An undermount sink is one option, depending on the benchtop material you select, that maximises bench space. Sinks with a low profile edge provide a good fit with your benchtop. This will minimise dirt and grime getting caught under the rim and make cleaning easier."


Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double bathroom sink, hardware, plumbing fixture, product design, sink, tap, white, gray
Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double sinks.

Drainer design also has an impact on efficiency. Clark sink drainers are designed to ensure water runs directly to the bowl and that they are easy to clean.

Basket wastes are the smart alternative to a traditional plug. They also strain and sift, so scraps go directly in the bin, not down the drain.

Accessories such as preparation boards and colanders that integrate directly into the bowls can turn your sink into a food preparation centre. Selected sinks in the Clark range include integrated accessories as part of a sink package.

Consider whether you'll be installing a mixer tap, requiring a single taphole, or a sink set, which requires three tapholes. Look for a step-down tap landing at the back of the sink. This extra space allows room for introducing a filtered or boiling water tap or a pop-up waste control later.

Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double bathroom sink, hardware, plumbing fixture, product design, sink, tap, white, gray
Closeup of kitchen sink with drainer and double sinks.

Clever devices are also available to help you save space under the bench. The Clark Multi-Link Space Saver pushes pipes to the back of your cupboard to reclaim lost storage space under the sink. Sinks with offset drains also push pipes back for extra storage space.

Stainless steel waste bins are another useful ancillary option from Clark. During preparation, food scraps can go directly from bench to bin and then into compost.

The new Clark Contemporary Range is designed to suit a range of kitchens. The high-grade stainless steel sinks come with a raft of accessories and a 25-year warranty.

For further details on Clark sinks or to receive a complimentary Clark Essential Kitchen Planning Guide phone 13 14 16. Website: www.clark.com.au.

Mar 03, 2006
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