A Guide to 12 Different Types of Kitchen Sinks

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It’s a well-known fact that the kitchen is the heart of every home. This is where families gather around, have quality time with each other, and enjoy their meals. So, the kitchen connects people, and it’s always filled with laughter, joy, and creativity.

That’s the reason why people invest a lot of money, time, and effort when designing or renovating their kitchen. It’s essential to have quality pieces that will last you a long time but are also handy and practical to use. The same goes for the kitchen sinks. For example, many people opt for the best farmhouse sink as a truly timeless piece in their kitchen. There are, of course, other types of kitchen sinks. Check them out below.

  • Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse or apron sinks are often the first choice. They are usually single basin sinks but what makes them unique is their front wall, as the farmhouse sinks’ front wall is also the front of the counter. So, the apron of the sink replaces a part of the counter, and this is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a traditional, country-style kitchen look.

  • Top Mount Sink

Top mount kitchen sinks are just placed on top of the counter cutout. These sinks have one significant advantage, and that’s quick and easy installation. However, keep in mind that these kitchen sinks can’t provide the seamless look some other mounts can.

  • Undermount Sink

Undermount kitchen sinks are great for a smooth kitchen layout. Because they’re mounted from under the kitchen counter, there are no visible edges. These kitchen sinks are also easy to clean as there aren’t any rims where water or food can get stuck.

  • Integrated Sink

Integrated sinks have no visible edges, and they’re made from the same material as the countertop ones. Although these kitchen sinks tend to be on the pricier side because they usually have to be ordered with the countertop, they offer the ultimate blend of efficiency and modern look.

  • Bar Sink

Bar or prep kitchen sinks are a great choice for anyone preparing homemade meals. They usually come with two sinks and a dedicated prep area. You can use this area to cut your foods on a surface that is easy to clean, and it drains all the excess water directly into the sink.

  • Kitchen Island Sink

Kitchen island sinks are an excellent way to save some space in your kitchen. Here, the sink is in the middle, and it’s easily approachable at any time, while you have additional space for some other kitchen appliances.

  • Corner Sink

If you’re running low on space, another great alternative is a corner sink. To use your area efficiently, choose a corner kitchen sink to save some space on countertops. Corner sinks come in various shapes, sizes, materials, and mount methods, so you can choose the one that fits your kitchen style the best.

  • Composite Sinks

Composite sinks are most commonly made out of a composite of crushed granite or quartz mixed with a resin filler. These sinks are some of the most durable sinks currently on the market. Not only are they long-lasting, but they also maintain their original design for a long time since they are stain and scratch-resistant.

  • Cast Iron Sink

Although cast iron is one of the oldest materials used for kitchen sinks, it’s still widely used today. With a porcelain enamel over the iron cast, these sinks have a beautiful glossy and smooth finish. However, because they’re made out of iron, they can be quite heavy, so they’re not recommended for under-mount sinks.

  • Stainless Steel Sink

Probably the most popular material used for kitchen sinks is stainless steel. These sinks tend to be more inexpensive and lighter than other materials. They come in various mounts, shapes, and sizes, and the neutral stainless steel color matches any kitchen design.

  • Fire Clay Sink

Fire clay sinks also give a gloss finish, as they too are coated with porcelain enamel. However, their base material is not iron but ceramics, which is molded and dried. Fire clay kitchen sinks tend to be bulkier and expensive. Nevertheless, they are typically used for traditional but timeless farmhouse sinks.

  • Concrete Kitchen Sink

Finally, concrete kitchen sinks are becoming more popular, especially in combination with the industrial style. They are often custom-ordered and have infinite customization possibilities. However, concrete is a very heavy material, so these sinks need a sturdy kitchen cabinet for sufficient support.

Conclusion

There are various shapes, sizes, styles, and materials used for kitchen sinks. Today, you can do almost anything with your kitchen to customize it and make it memorable, and a unique kitchen sink does the trick. So, pick your favorite kitchen sink combination and make sure to use it when remodeling the favorite room of your home.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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