6 Custom Kitchen Sink Ideas
Over the years, kitchen sinks have evolved and improved with consideration for functionality and design. Whereas before the most common kitchen sinks were double or single basin drop-in sinks, sinks with multiple basins, multiple materials, and different styles are becoming increasingly popular and sought-after. Whether you’re in the market for a sink where you can cook without getting in the way of your kids as they do homework or a statement piece while you entertain guests, we’ve got some custom kitchen sink ideas for you.
With functionality in mind, this sink offers additional workspace in the kitchen while you work. These sinks typically operate with a double basin where one side has an apron that rests atop the basin. Its surface is usually grooved and slightly angled so that water can freely drain into the sink without creating pools of water that have to be drained manually. Most of these sink types are stainless steel, but ceramic and acrylic are also fun and functional.
If you want something heavy-duty, this sink is for you. With three bowls, you can clean dishes on either side and use the central bowl for your garbage disposal. Installing this sink will ensure you’ll never run out of room. Though this type of sink is generally seen in a commercial setting, there are triple bowl sinks that are not nearly as daunting. This sink can remain functional while also being stylish when you choose between stainless steel, copper, fireclay, and many more.
One of the most desired, stylish, and durable sinks in recent years is the farmhouse sink. The most popular material used is fireclay, though these sinks are available in stainless steel, cast iron, and stone. They are easy to clean and maintain. Though they have become popularized recently, these sinks have been around for over 100 years and aren’t likely to go out of style anytime soon.
If you’re going for a more cottagecore feel in your kitchen, this unique cast iron sink was common in the 1940s and onwards. The vintage sink resembles a bathtub due to how large and deep they appear to be, but it can be deceiving. The width is largely due to the two inset drainboards on each side of the sink. These are rare sinks, but their beauty and integration into a farmhouse-style kitchen would make them a centerpiece for compliments and conversation.
Cutting Board and Colander Undermount
Perhaps the single most innovative sink in recent years that has functionality in mind is the undermount sink with a sliding cutting board and colander. The cutting board and colander are attachable to the undermount sink and slide and detach with ease when you no longer need them. This style is typical for single basin sinks only, but that’s not to say double basin sinks are impossible. Ask your contractor what options are available for your custom kitchen sink.
Belfast and Butler sinks are very similar, and probably one you’ve never heard of. These sinks look very similar to farmhouse sinks with their apron front and single or double basins, but the answer lies in the history. Butler sinks were common in London and, as their name suggests, were used by butlers. Because water supply wasn’t readily attainable as it is today, these sinks needed to have depth in mind to preserve water. However, compared to Belfast sinks, Butler sinks were wider and shallower. Belfast sinks, while used also used by butlers in Belfast (hence their name), didn’t have the issue of having to walk far to gather water. These sinks remained deep but didn’t require width.
The chief difference between them, however, is the waste difference. The overflow opening present in sinks (typically located beneath the faucet or opposite the faucet in the basin) was only built into the Belfast sink as the Butler sink needed to ensure the water remained. Modern Butler sinks have slowly adapted the overflow feature, but this remains the key difference.
Implement a Custom Sink In Your New Kitchen
Customization in home design is becoming incredibly important to homeowners. It creates unique, personalized touches to regularly cookie-cutter, model home elements. Expert Roofing & Remodeling can take your kitchen to the next level. Contact us today at (469) 924-8889 and visit our free estimate page to discuss custom kitchen sink options for your remodeling needs.