The style and the shape of your sink create a big impact on the overall look of your home bar. Choosing the best sink for your bar is one decision that you would want to do right the first time to spare you of costly replacements in the future.
There are now a wide variety of options for bar sinks – they range from the smaller space-saving sinks to the commercial-size ones (those that have many bays). To make it easier for you to make the decision, you must think about the available space you have and the amount and quality of entertainment that you will do in your home bar.
As a matter of fact, before designing your bar space, you would need to foresee how much entertainment you will probably do, the number of guests that you will welcome at a time, and the distance that separates your kitchen and your bar space.
Bar Sinks for Small Parties
For instance, if you will throw one party a month, and host small number of guests each time (less than 20), then you would likely need a sink that would be good for quick washing of glasses, rinsing of blenders and mixers, and so on. For these tasks, a small drop-in type of sink might be enough, or a stainless steel single-bay type might even save you some space. It may also be best for you to have the sink mounted in the counter that is underneath the bar as it is the most convenient location. One bay type sinks usually have side drain boards and back splash boards, and is very easy to install. In addition, a stainless steel type that is of restaurant quality will last a longer time and can be a good investment.
Bar Sinks for Big Parties
On the other hand, if you plan to host more frequent and larger parties, you would want to think about reserving bar space and opting for a 2 or even 3 bay commercial sink. Making frequent and long trips to your kitchen for cleaning and washing of glasses and other bar accessories can not only be disruptive to your guests, but can also take you away from being able to entertain them. Wandering through the crowd frequently with trays of glasses can also be distracting and can potentially lead to undesirable accidents. Larger 3 bay sinks can accommodate glassware preparation, cleaning, rinsing and drying all in the same place. These models also are equipped with back splashes, swivel faucets, and side drain boards which are most convenient for party hosts. Also, they are quite simple to install. Aside from these benefits, these large sinks are usually adjustable so that they perfectly fit into your bar space, wherever you install it (against the wall or under the bar). You would only need to leave the right size opening on your underbar counter tops, slide the assembled unit in, and connect the water supply and plumbing drains. Of course, best results can expectedly be achieved if you let a professional do it for you.
Thus, choosing the right bar sink for your home should not be done carelessly depending on what you feel like. You should make sure that it matches your bar design style and has just the right functionality.