When designing a kitchen there are many opportunities to make a style statement, areas such as a large countertop can help set the theme for the room, even kitchen taps and sinks can act as a potential kitchen centrepiece. However, when it comes to buying a kitchen sink there is a lot to consider and there are many different options to choose from. But it should be noted that a kitchen sink shouldn’t be chosen surely of aesthetic look. Functionality should also be one of the main aspects taken into consideration. This guide will look at some common sink types and which kitchen themes they work best with.
One sink that is becoming increasingly popular is the large ceramic basin sink which fits in perfectly with a rustic looking kitchen. These sinks not only fit in perfectly with this look, but they are also highly functional, providing ample space for washing dishes and food. While these sinks generally cost a little more than other options, in many cases these sinks can also fit in with several other themes.
In terms of pure functionality, a divided sink is a great option. These sinks usually come with two or even three bowls, with each then being able to be used for a variety of different functions. Using this sink you can easily multitask when cooking and cleaning, but one of the downsides of this sink is that each bowl is normally much smaller than a single-bowl sink. Which of course can be an issue if a high amount of washing is needed. In terms of style these are generally made from brushed or stainless steel and are usually utilised in an ultra-modern kitchen.
Composite sinks are normally made from quartz or granite and they can be created in a number of different colours. These sinks are incredibly resistant and won’t scratch or mark easily. For those who want the rugged and classic farmhouse look, but don’t want to spend the amount of money required, a composite sink is a great alternative which is much lower in cost. Composite sinks look great and they also come in a range of widths and depths.
Another new trendy kitchen theme is the industrial-chic look which uses exposed pipes and brick work to add a very raw theme to the kitchen. The perfect kitchen sink for this look is a copper sink, which really helps to bring the industrial theme to life. Copper comes in either a polished or brushed finish and the dimples and markings of the metal really come alive under soft lighting. Beyond style this type of sink is also highly functional as it doesn’t mark easily and is very simple to maintain. The only downside of this sink type is that it can dent easily, so be sure to invest that little bit extra for a more robust option.
The sink in your kitchen offers you the perfect chance to make a real style statement, so be sure to do your due diligence to make sure you don’t regret your choice later.