Stunning Kitchen Sinks You’ll WantCapitol Design Build
Are you remodeling your kitchen? You may not have given much thought to the kitchen sink, seeing it as a purely utilitarian part of your kitchen. However, if you choose a beautiful sink, it can become a focal point for your kitchen and not just the hardworking control center. What should you consider when choosing a sink? It may seem fairly straightforward, but there are some factors to consider.
- First, you’ll need to measure carefully, to make sure your sink is the correct size. Measure the length, depth, and width of the basin, as well as the dimensions of the whole sink and the depth of the counter. Typically, a sink should measure at least 27 inches long, 19 inches wide, and 7 inches deep, but this can be adjusted for a small kitchen or a corner sink.
- Sinks come in a variety of materials. Stainless steel is popular because of its durability, versatility, and resistance to scratching and denting. It’s not the only option, though. Cast iron covered with porcelain has a traditional look that goes well with the popular farmhouse style, but the enamel covering will show damage. Some modern options are copper, granite, and fireclay, and those are all great, stylish choices.
- Consider the type of installation you prefer. Did you know that sinks can be installed in different ways? The easiest to install are drop-in or top-mount sinks, which are simply placed into a hole in the countertop. For a flat, seamless, modern appearance, consider an undermount sink, attached below the countertop. Another popular choice is the farmhouse or apron-front sink, which have their fronts exposed and are quite an attractive replacement for under-sink cabinetry. Sinks can be installed without replacing the countertops, as long as they fit the existing cutout.
- The style of your sink should fit your needs. Single basin sinks have a large area, but double basins can provide a more effective way to wash dishes. There are triple basin sinks as well, but they’re too big for an average kitchen.
The options for color, style, and materials are astoundingly broad and varied, so it’s easy to pick a sink that suits your style and fits into your aesthetic sensibilities.
- Faux finish kitchen sinks can mimic materials like stone, marble, or copper, for a striking appearance. It’s important to note that this kind of specialty sink will require a durable sealer.
- A white tile sink can offer a surprising look. Choosing square, white tiles for the counters, backsplash, and sink gives a uniform and contemporary look that, when paired with natural wood cabinetry, is also warm and bright.
- A hammered copper apron-front sink uses the warmth of aged copper to create a show-stopping look, especially against crisp, white cabinets. Copper sinks can remain shiny if polished regularly, or they can be allowed to age into a rich patina.
- A granite composite kitchen sink is very durable. Resistant to chips, scratches, and stains, it can also withstand hot liquids or pans without cracking.
- Soapstone sinks and countertops are very resilient. They can stand up to plenty of wear and tear and will develop a lovely patina over time.
- Glass is a surprising but viable kitchen sink option. What’s more, it can offer your kitchen an eye-catching focal point that’s also designed to be shatterproof and resistant to scratches, stain, and heat.
- A brass sink adds an elegant touch to a kitchen. Pair it with brass details in your fixtures and cabinetry for a high-end, luxurious look.
When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-2069, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.