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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink!

Posted in Blog
26 April 2021

Make your kitchen sink an eye-catching feature of your design.

Let’s take a look at some popular types of kitchen sink that are both practical and stylish.

Drop-in sink

As its name suggests, a drop-in sink drops into the counter and has a lip or rim around it that gives it a finished look. This is a commonly used type of sink as it's so easy to install.

Because it has support, it can be made from lots of different types of materials, generally stainless steel. The only downside to a drop-in sink is that the lip around it can become grimy over time.

Flush mount sink

A flush mount sink is level with your worktop, which allows it to blend in seamlessly with the overall design. Stainless steel or a ceramic basin both work well with a flush mount fitting.

A big advantage of a flush mount sink is that it makes the worktop easy to wipe down. Everything is just swept into the sink as there’s no lip or rim for dirt to get caught in, making it a hygienic choice.

Farmhouse sink

A farmhouse sink has a forward-facing section that protrudes over the edge of the worktop. This means that your counter must be designed to take into account the shape of the sink, thus requiring a little more work.

Farmhouse kitchen sinks are used primarily in rustic or cottage kitchen designs as a single or double basin. They’re suited to large families or those who enjoy entertaining and have lots of dishes to clean.

Undermount sink

An undermount sink is installed under the counter and has no lip or rim. As a result, it brings a sleek look to counter tops. This type of sink is easy to clean as there’s no rim to collect grime.

Because the sink is mounted to the underside of the counter, you need to consider its weight. Therefore, lighter materials are generally used for undermount sinks. You also need to plan where you’re going to position the taps.

Kitchen island sink
Installing a sink into a kitchen island is popular. This sink can be the primary one or an additional one that’s used for food preparation.

The advantage of a kitchen island sink is that it helps with workflow and saves space on your main worktop. Stainless steel and ceramic sinks both look stylish on a granite or wood island.

However, you’ll need to consider how practical it is to install plumbing to the kitchen island.

Additional features above and below the sink

A boiling water tap is a great additional feature for a busy household. The tap provides instant hot water without the need to boil a kettle, saving you room on your worktop. It can be plumbed in alongside your normal sink taps.

Below the sink, you could install a food waste disposal unit. The unit is mounted to the underside of the sink and collects waste in a grinding chamber. It’s an effective and unobtrusive way to dispose of food waste.

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