Sinking into Sink Styles
There are a few things to consider when choosing the kitchen sink for your new kitchen. Does it function the way it needs to? Not only is it visually appealing but does it match the rest of your kitchen or even just your desired tapware/faucet? Different sinks are designed to support a variety of functions and looks so here’s a list of sink designs to choose from.
An undermount sink is obviously mounted underneath your countertop, using the structure of your cabinets for support and definitely one of the more standard and popular designs.
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Flush mount sinks are made with a surface/material that mixes well with the rest of your countertop. It can be made from a similar colour tone as your countertop, or it can have a body that is different from the rest of the countertop but blends well without any rising surfaces in the area.
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Another popular sink design, especially for more rustic or traditional styled kitchens. Also known as apron sinks, farmhouse sinks are made with a rounded edge that matches with the inside of the basin. The sink can be added to the middle of a countertop but will require some cutting.
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A quartz sink is often designed for much larger countertops. The sink is usually already installed into the body of the countertop by the manufacturers.
A self-rimming sink utilises a border that fits just above the main cabinet countertop. They are the easiest option to work with when getting something installed, and can be utilised on any kind of surface you have.
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A prep sink is a much smaller sink, often used for slightly different purposes such as preparing foods, cleaning produce, draining pasta, etc. They can also be referred to as a bar sink, used for cleaning glasses and preparing or chilling drinks.
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Island style kitchens have really grown in popularity so more and more people are continuing to include sinks to their islands. Even though these sinks are often more for visual or decorative purposes, they can still be rather functional, especially the idea of having two sinks to work with.
Deciding the style of sink for your kitchen is just the first step! Now you can start thinking about what materials you can and want to use, and added features such double-offset sinks, covers, hoses, etc. Make sure you visit our blog post on recent sink trends for some great ideas. Time to sink into your next renovation!