Sink Inspiration for Your Kitchen Design

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So much more than somewhere to rinse the dishes, these kitchen sink ideas are awash with good design to flatter your kitchen

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Kitchen sink ideas are easily overlooked in favour of more glamorous fittings, but this hard-working element of kitchen design is more than just practical. Yes, it has to be able to withstand the knocks and scratches most cooks will throw at it, and yes it has to be easy to clean, but its material, installation type and even shape and size can have a big impact on how your kitchen looks.

So, when considering your long list of kitchen ideas, add the kitchen sink – and the faucets that go with it – right at the top. Here, we take you through our favourite kitchen sink ideas – and our experts bring you some useful advice, too.

1. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH BLACK

If your kitchen countertop ideas are favouring black, teaming a black kitchen sink with them will give you a sleeker, more modern finish than a contrasting white kitchen sink. You can still have a classic feel – as shown in this kitchen above, where a traditional-shaped Butler sink is impactful in a new colourway.

‘We chose a black Belfast sink in this oak Henley kitchen,’ says Meaghan Hunter, Neptune. ‘Not only is this a modern take on a classic, it also blends seamlessly with the work surface and sets off the black-bronze handles beautifully.’

2. CONSIDER HANDCRAFTED COPPER

Looking for farmhouse kitchen ideas with a twist? This copper beauty is subtly hammered to achieve its rustic style. 

Copper doesn’t just look beautiful, it’s recognized for its anti-bacterial properties too, making it a great choice for a kitchen sink. 

Whether you keep it polished or let it develop a rich patina is up to you. There’s the option to have it oxidized for a beautiful burnished effect as well.

3. TEAM WITH BRASS FITTINGS

Country kitchen ideas call for faucets in a traditional material. And where you have opted for a traditional range cooker with brass fittings or have chosen cabinet and drawer handles or hardware in the same warm metal hue, a burnished brass will blend perfectly with the metallic finishes. 

‘Brass ages beautifully and its warmth complements the cool colour scheme here,’ says Merlin Wright, design director, Plain English.

4. OPT FOR STURDY AND STYLISH STONE

Easy to maintain, extremely hard- wearing and beautiful to boot, Lundhs‘ Antique stone surfaces are a wonderful choice for kitchen countertops. So why not go one better with a stone sink for seamless style? 

Many of Lundh’s stone surfaces are made from igneous rock formed from the cooling of magma millions of years ago, and quarried in Norway; they are known for their blend of blue and brown crystals, which work especially well with wood grains and other natural earthy materials, or in a black kitchen where some texture is needed as relief.

5. KEEP IT DELIGHTFULLY DISCREET

If you prefer not to make a feature of the sink, an undermounted model, with a drainer carved into the countertop, will discreetly disappear while giving you ample space for the practicalities of cooking, preparing or clearing up after a meal. 

This works particularly well if you are considering kitchen island ideas with the sink included.

6. GO FOR THE DOUBLE

If your kitchen is large enough and you’re a keen cook, opt for a double sink. 

‘Although popular for its luxurious aesthetic, one of the main benefits to a double design is the space to separate items, whether this is clean and dirty dishes, heavy and fragile items or food prep,’ says Ben Burbidge, managing director, Kitchen Makers

‘However, think about the design of the cabinets under your sink at an early stage as the deep dimensions need to be factored into your plan.’

7. CREATE CHARACTER WITH CARRARA

Marble is admired for its natural beauty, and these spectacular kitchen sinks are made from a single block of Italian Carrara marble. 

Known for its nuances, this material best suits those who like their kitchen to develop character over time as Carrara will mark and age quickly, however, once it has ‘settled in’ it will last a lifetime and offer a luxurious twist to utilitarian farmhouse style.

8. PICK A VINTAGE LOOK FOR FARMHOUSE KITCHENS

Traditional kitchen ideas call for timeless, vintage kitchen sink ideas, with this fluted design our favourite front-runner. The width of this kitchen sink design allows for a shallower depth – an ideal design if the person who does the dishes is tall, as deeper kitchen sinks can create discomfort and backache.

Full article with thanks to: homesandgardens.com/ideas/kitchen-sink-ideas

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