Your selection of a sink can make a statement in your kitchen as the focal point, or it can be unobtrusive, letting the other features of your kitchen afford the spotlight. The choice is yours.
The traditional stainless steel, double bowl sink is the standard kitchen sink workhorse because of its simple look, easy maintenance, and very low cost. This sink will fit with any kitchen style, because of its simple lines and glossy look. A deeper bowl depth and thicker wall construction will provide you better utility and last quite a while.
Undermount sinks are very popular, particularly with natural stone, cement, or solid surface counter tops. Lots of people like the clean, smooth lines they create if you want to highlight your countertops. Undermount sinks make cleaning the countertop simpler because they do not have a raised rim, as conventional sinks do, which can trap food particles when you’re wiping down the counter tops.
Now you’ve got a large number of non-traditional manners of kitchen sinks that will add a special touch to your kitchen remodel. One very common style is the farm or farmhouse sink. This large, strong single bowl sink creates a dramatic statement in any kitchen, and because the style is classic, will always remain in style. Made from concrete, stone, or metal, the farm sink can take care of any cleaning job that you ask of it. Its just minor drawback is that it requires a great deal of water to fill it.
Glass kitchen sinks are commonly used in kitchen design today, and offer an elegant touch to your kitchen. You can choose from a variety of colours and swirl designs to compliment any kitchen design. Glass sinks need gentler treatment than most other kitchen sinks, so they may not the ideal choice for large family flats, but may be ideal for your kitchen.
Kitchen sinks made from different metals offer intriguing visual impact to your new kitchen. Copper, steel, brushed aluminum, and other metal alloys create a modernistic, modern look that can spice up the look of your new kitchen. Though metal sinks are very decorative and aesthetically attractive, they do need more care to maintain their attractiveness and beauty. That does mean they can’t be utilized in almost any kitchen remodel, but you have to be aware of their shortcomings.
As with all of the design elements of a kitchen remodel, you want to coordinate your selection of sink with the general style and feel that you’re working to create. Just take some opportunity to visit a kitchen design centre to see first hand exactly what the various kitchen sinks look like in a real kitchen setting. You will see a kitchen sink that you would not have even considered, had you not seen it displayed in a showroom or catalog.