Kitchen sinks including apron front farmhouse kitchen sinks, small utility and kitchen prep sinks, and double and single bowl drop-in sinks. Choose from kitchen sinks made of traditional china, vintage porcelain coated cast iron, durable fireclay and rustic copper.
The kitchen sink has evolved from a purely utilitarian fixture to a focal point of kitchen design. The choice of a kitchen sink should not only meet the daily needs of today's homeowner but also possess aesthetics complementary to the kitchen's theme. Cast iron and fireclay apron front farmhouse kitchen sinks are popular choices for vintage themed kitchens. Copper kitchen sinks, including copper apron front sinks, complement rustic kitchens as well as traditional style kitchens. Small single-bowl copper sinks are a stylish choice as prep sinks for kitchen islands, multipurpose sinks for butler pantries, or bar sinks for entertainment rooms.
Beyond mere looks, kitchen sink selection should take into consideration how well the sink’s design is suited for its intended use. For example, kitchen sinks that will be used heavily should have durable exteriors that are maintained with little effort. Two bowl kitchen sinks are also desirable if dish washing and drying is often done by hand. Three bowl kitchen sinks are often preferred when more effort is devoted to food preparation.
Kitchen sinks are offered in a wide array of sizes, shapes and styles. Traditional kitchen sinks are commonly made of durable and easy to care for white fireclay or vitreous china. Antique reproduction kitchen sinks are often made from cast iron with porcelain coated exteriors. Although undermount kitchen sinks and self rimming kitchen sinks remain popular, apron-front farmhouse kitchen sinks are now an attractive alternative for those wanting to add a vintage style focal point to their kitchen design.
Copper kitchen sinks are available in apron front, self-rimming and undermount styles. They are most commonly created and finished by hand by craftsmen so each sink has a distinctive look characterized by its own unique hammered textures and color tones. The surface of copper kitchen sinks are either darkened with a patina or left natural. Regardless of whether a patina is applied, copper kitchen sinks generally have living finishes which means that no lasting protective coating like lacquer has been applied to the copper's surface. The look of copper sinks with living finish will continue to change with age and use.
Multipurpose copper sinks typically feature a single small but deep bowl. Small single-bowl copper sinks are most commonly used as food prep sinks, bar sinks or lavatory sinks. Most copper sinks feature hand hammered textures finished with either a: dark oil rubbed bronze patina, a weathered copper patina, or a pewter finish. As with copper kitchen sinks, multipurpose copper sinks generally have living finishes which means that no lasting protective coating like lacquer has been applied to the copper’s surface. As a result, the look of copper sinks with living finish will continue to change with age and use.