A luxurious kitchen must have all of the latest elements, including a fantastic sink. The classic divided stainless steel double sink doesn’t cut it for homeowners any longer. More people are moving toward different designs that are more accommodating to the kitchen area.
Some newer sink designs even incorporate items that are necessary for food preparation. Homeowners may enjoy sinks with a cutting board or colander built-in directly, making the area seem more spacious. For those designing a kitchen, consider these four most popular sink styles for kitchen remodels in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and surrounding Central Florida areas.
Unlike many other styles of sinks, the installation of an undermount sink takes place underneath the counter. This installation method prevents exposure of a sink lip on the counter surface. This style makes cleanup a breeze because there is no edge to catch small crumbs and debris.
Along with hygienic cleanliness, an undermount sink provides visual cleanliness as well. Due to the undermount design, the counter will appear larger and gives homeowners a little extra room to work. Before installing an undermount sink, consider that this sink style:
- can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars
- works best with solid countertops such as stone or wood—jointed counters may not support one.
A farmhouse sink, or apron sink, is ideal for homeowners with lots of large pots, pans, and other cookware that require hand-washing. The deep and open design makes cleaning non-stick items that are not dishwasher-safe much easier, too. Farmhouse sinks also have a unique exposed front "apron" that can add a distinct look to any modern kitchen.
This design isn’t a new concept, though. The history of the farmhouse sink dates back to the 17th century. Its original purpose was to hold large amounts of water before indoor plumbing was standard. Here are a couple of considerations before installing a farmhouse sink:
- Installation: Due to the exposed front, a farmhouse sink may require permanent changes to the counter and cabinets.
- Height: Taller homeowners may want to rethink the farmhouse sink as using the deep basin can cause discomfort.
Granite Composite Sink
A granite composite sink can give any modern kitchen a unique look. Composite sinks also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making them perfect for custom kitchen designs. Granite composite is also available in multiple colors to fit any aesthetic.
Homeowners can also save on granite composite sinks when compared to the cost of natural granite. While this style of sink has its advantages, it has a few disadvantages as well:
- Granite composite is tough and may easily cause damage to delicate dishware.
- While granite composite is less expensive than natural granite, it is still more costly than stainless steel or porcelain.
- Square cuts can often be hard to clean. Opt for curved, rounded, or carved looks.
Single Bowl Sink
Single bowl sinks are great for those who enjoy the width of farmhouse sinks but don’t need the depth or front exposure. Installation of a single bowl sink can be an undermount design or drop-in, and these sinks are available in different materials. Sinks with only a single bowl are typically less expensive than divided sinks, too. Homeowners should consider:
- Single bowl sinks accommodate large cookware but only have one usable area.
- The cost of this style of sink can vary greatly depending on the material.
Contact True Builders for a full kitchen remodel!
We offer many different sink types for homeowners looking to improve their kitchen. Call (863) 647-1800 today to learn about our other home remodeling services in Plant City, FL, and surrounding areas. Or Visit our showroom in Plant City!
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