Kitchen cabinetry, countertop, and appliance trends are ever evolving and kitchen sink trends are no exception. Probably the most used appliance in the kitchen, the kitchen sink needs to conform to the style of its surrounding and the needs of its users. Although kitchen sinks are available in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes, a few trends stand out.
Single Basin / Farmhouse Sinks
Homeowners are opting for bigger, single-basin farmhouse sinks rather than double bowl sinks for a perfect blend of beauty and function. These sinks work with almost any kitchen design and are large enough to accommodate big pots and pans that can’t go in the dishwasher. A deep farmhouse sink also means less splashing onto your countertops. If you don’t care for the traditional white porcelain style, consider adding a punch of bold color or hammered copper to create a focal point in your kitchen.
Undermount and Integrated Sinks
Undermount sinks are installed from below the counter, eliminating the top lip and providing a streamlined look. This style is preferred for it’s easy clean up since crumbs and other waste can be simply wiped into the sink without getting caught on the lip. Undermount sinks come in stainless steel, porcelain, and enameled cast iron and can only be used on solid surfaces like granite, marble, quartz, and quartzite. Their polished styles and clean lines work with all design styles. Integrated sinks take the look of undermounted sinks one step further by being made from the same material as the countertop, lending a seamless look to quartz, granite, and marble countertops.
Secondary / Prep Sinks
Another trend in kitchen sinks is the addition of smaller secondary sinks, which are available in a variety of shapes and styles. From bar sinks to hand washing sinks to food prep sinks, the smaller second sink often helps alleviate kitchen congestion. The size and layout of the kitchen generally dictates the necessity of a prep sink, but after installing a second sink, homeowners often wonder how they ever went without one.
As with any design choice, your decision should not be based on trends alone. Ask yourself questions about each of your sink choices. Is it easy to use? Is it visually appealing? Does it make my life easier? At Greens Remodeling we are familiar with and have installed every type of sink. We can share our expertise and work with you to find the perfect solution for your kitchen. Contact us today to set up a free estimate and design consultation!