Kitchen sinks are a necessity, but modern homeowners don’t have to subscribe to a one-size-does-all philosophy when it comes to the workhorse of the kitchen. Today, there are sinks in all styles, including bar, prep, clean up models, apron front styles, and sinks made of exotic materials. There is a staggering array, and all can be at home in a hard-working, stylish home kitchen.
Apron-front models have been popular for a few years now, and new styles are introduced each year by major manufacturers. They provide a tie to the past — the welcoming look of “Grandma’s Kitchen” and they are appropriate for traditional and transitional kitchens. Done in stainless, however, they also look at home in trendy modern kitchens. Perhaps the newest looks are trough sinks that can be sinuously curved, long and skinny, or custom shaped of countertop material.
Because family kitchens perform so many functions these days, designers find it appropriate to separate large kitchens into separate work areas — prep counters can have a sink and under counter refrigerator designed to facilitate salad making while a snack area might incorporate both and also add an appliance garage to hold a toaster, blender or coffee maker.
A large family kitchen benefits from two sinks purely for the logistics of preparing large meals, allowing multiple functions at the same time with equal access to water and clean-up needs. The standard double-bowl sink that has been a kitchen staple has morphed into a variety of sizes that sometimes include a third compartment for a disposer, or a large-side-small-side configuration with the inclusion of drain racks and removable cutting boards. Popular also is a single-bowl large sink in tandem with a separated smaller sink, separated by as much counter space as desired.
At The Kitchen Master, we’ve helped hundreds of clients create custom kitchens to make their homes more attractive, functional and inviting. Consider some of the following ideas as you plan your renovation to create the kitchen you’ve always imagined. 1. Practical and stylish cabinetry can enhance any kitchen. Kitchens with… Read moreView latest blog posts