The sink is the focal point of your kitchen: not only is it where you prepare your food and clean your dishes, but the sink also sets the tone for the entire room. Finding the perfect balance between your kitchen’s design and your family’s needs can be tricky, though, so its worthwhile to spend a little time thinking about the different types of sinks available today. Choose from a variety of styles from a sturdy farmhouse sink big enough to hold tons of dirty pots and pans to a sleek double basin undermount model or even a unique vessel bowl. Materials range from stone, metal, clay, acrylic and even wood, so there’s a we can address any design scheme for you.
Undermount Kitchen Sinks
There are three basic types of kitchen cabinets: stock, semi stock and custom made. Stock or prefabricated cabinet doors are the least expensive and custom cabinets, because they’re designed and fabricated specifically for your kitchen, are the most expensive.
Drop-in Kitchen Sinks
Drop-in or self-rimming sinks have a rim or lip around their outer edge and are quite easy to install: just drop the sink into a hole in your countertop and then fasten. Just as with undermount sinks, drop-in sinks come in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, porcelain, copper, stone, wood and cast acrylic. Choose from single, double and triple bowl configurations as well as square, round or rectangular shapes to find the perfect marriage between style and function.
Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks
For a timeless sophisticated look, consider the sturdy farmhouse sink. Farmhouse sinks are large and deep and boast an exposed front panel or front apron; they sit on top of the counter or are mounted onto the wall. (Faucets will need to be installed directly onto the countertop or behind the sink basin.) These Old World sinks are available in porcelain, enamel, stainless steel, copper, stone, and wood and boast either plain or decorated fronts. Choose from single or double bowl configurations depending on your needs.
Bar or Prep Kitchen Sinks
Installing a smaller second sink can make a huge impact on your kitchen workflow. Best used in a bar area or on a kitchen island, these drop-in and undermount small sinks add extra space for a second cook, or so that you can service your bar or so that you and your culinary partner can clean or prepare food at the same time in a busy kitchen. These smaller sinks are available in round, oval, square or rectangular shapes and come in stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, porcelain and cast acrylic so coordinating with your current design is a breeze.
Utility Kitchen Sinks
Strong and durable utility sinks are essential in laundry rooms and basement workshops. Whether you need a place to soak laundry or clean paintbrushes, choosing an undermount or wall mounted utility sink for your home’s workspace has never been easier.