Planning for a kitchen remodel is an exciting process for homeowners, but it can also be stressful, and require a lot of decisions to be made! Along with functional design, the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen also requires a lot of time and attention. One of the common questions we get from clients that are in the product selection phase of their remodel is what kind of sink they should choose. While it might seem like a simple decision, there really are a lot of options available, which can quickly become overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the basics!
Here are the basic sink styles to consider for your kitchen remodel:
Drop-in sinks are one of the most popular styles among homeowners and builders. With this style, the weight of the sink is supported by a rim that sits on top of the counter top surface when it is “dropped-in” to place (hints the name). This style is comes in a variety of materials, such as stainless steel, enameled cast iron and porcelain. These sinks are affordable, durable and easy to clean. The downside to drop-in sinks is that the lip that sits on top of the counter must be sealed and well maintained in order to prevent mold.
You guessed it – the undermount style sink is installed below the countertop. Many homeowners opt for this style because it provides for easy cleanup and a sleek, seamless look. A setback, however, is that this style of sink can only be used with solid-surface kitchen countertops, such as granite, composite or marble, which can be limiting if you had another option in mind such as laminate for your counter material.
3. Integrated Quartz
Speaking of countertops, if you’re planning on using quartz, an integrated quartz sink offers a uniform, built-in look. The sink is actually built into the countertop using the same color and materials, for a flawless result.
4. Integrated Cultured Marble
Similar to the integrated quartz style sink, integrated cultured marble sinks offer a more high-end, expensive option. Natural stone marble is available in a wide variety of stone colors and has a unique appearance. Many homeowners like this option because it allows for one-of-a-kind customization.
As the farmhouse interior style becomes more popular, so do porcelain apron sinks. They can be made from porcelain, stainless steel and even copper. Apron sinks are not only popular because of their appearance, but also because they are large, deep, and durable – great for a busy kitchen or a family that goes through a lot of dishes!
6. Food Prep Sinks
Like the idea of having an extra sink in your kitchen during meal prep and cooking? This popular option is called a prep sink. Prep sinks come in multiple styles and shapes, providing both a modern look and added functionality.
Creating the perfect kitchen for you involves selecting the right products, including the right sink. If you are interested in remodeling you kitchen, or would like more information about sink styles and options, contact Medford Remodeling!
The Medford Remodeling Team