By Daniel Morrell
Keeping up with the latest design trends is a constant struggle in today’s fast past, online world. Kitchen trends are constantly changing and kitchen sinks have come a long way too. Today’s sink are available in a variety of materials in various shapes and sizes. They can include a several different accessories that could be cutting boards, utensil trays, dying racks, and sink grids to protect the finish on the bottom of your sink. Let’s talk about the recent design breakthroughs for the kitchen sink industry.
Sink Size Matters
Homeowners are opting for bigger, single-basin sinks opposed to double bowl sinks that features a primary sink that’s accompanied with a smaller side sink. Having a bigger sink is better for handling large pots and pans and will allow enough room to properly wash them. Double bowl sinks, although practical if you do not do intense cooking in your kitchen, lack the versatility of a large single-basin sink. Sinks like the farmhouse sink design are making a strong stand atop the kitchen sink industry because of this. There are variations of a double bowl sink like a 70/30 size, which will allow for a decent amount of space in the primary basin and still affords the luxury of a smaller side sink for holding warm water when washing dishes or for waste when preparing meals.
Sink Installation Type
The structure of your sink is important for durability. Self-rimming sinks, or drop-in sinks, are the most popular type of sink today and the easiest to install. A rim that rests on the countertop surface supports the sink’s weight, which makes this a durable option. These sinks come in stainless steel, porcelain, and enameled cast iron.
Undermount sinks are becoming increasingly popular, however. Undermount sinks are installed below the countertop and allow for easy clean up because crumbs and other waste can be simply wiped into the sink without getting caught on the sinks lip. This type of kitchen sink can only be used on solid surfaces like granite, marble, quartz, and quartzite. Undermount sinks come in stainless steel, porcelain, and enameled cast iron.
Apron or Farmhouse Sinks
Apron or farmhouse sinks are becoming increasingly popular as well. These sinks, which are meant to resemble sinks from historic farmhouses, add a timeless appeal to any kitchen. The conventional farmhouse sink is commonly a lot deeper than modern stainless steel undermount or self-rimming sinks. Its design enables the homeowner to stand directly in front of the basin, with no cabinets or countertop in the way. This feature made the farmhouse sink more comfortable to use at a time in the when a large part of the day was spent preparing food and washing dishes, clothes, and even children.
More and more homeowners are supplementing their primary kitchen sinks with food preparation sinks, which are available in a variety of shapes and styles Crescent-shaped sinks are functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, with its curved design and dual drains. Small square bar sinks are commonly added to kitchens as well and serve a good area for handwashing, too. Allow your room to dictate the importance of a prep sink. It can wind up being an added functionality that you’ll never go without again!