Popular styles of kitchen sinks change over time, but I’ve noticed that one type that continues to be a long-standing choice is stainless steel sinks. Stainless steel is preferred today because of its tendency to match well with the commercial style and grade of appliances that are seen in many modern kitchens. Stainless steel sinks are available in drop in models and under mount and are easily installed. The best choice for those that wish to have stainless steel sinks is to choose one that is made from eighteen to twenty gauge steel. It is also recommended that you choose a stainless steel sink alloyed with chrome and nickel for added strength and corrosion prevention.
A popular sink style that I think adds beauty to many of today’s kitchens is the copper sink. Copper offers such a unique blending of functionality and beauty and it goes very nicely with the popular granite counter-tops found in many kitchens. These sinks feature little required maintenance and have a high degree of anti-microbial properties. This is an important quality for those desiring extra safety in food preparation.
One trending choice for new sinks in kitchens today is the farmhouse kitchen sink, also sometimes called an apron sink. These are very popular in homes that feature a more rustic or country-style decor. A big attraction to these sinks is the deeper bowl found in them along with the stylish look of an exposed area in front of the sink which gives farmhouse sinks a uniquely distinctive and rustic look.
Fire-clay sinks are another popular trending option and feature non porous and extremely durable surfaces that don’t discolor, fade or rust. They are also resistant to any scratching or chipping that can occur in a busy kitchen. An extra desirable feature is that they are also resistant to bacteria.
A very popular option found in kitchens almost as often as stainless steel sinks is the outstanding variety of colorful sinks available in durable composite materials. The look can range from a shiny surface to a brushed type of surface. These sinks are very popular due to the wide choices of colors and materials available. They also go well with nearly any kitchen decor.
Today’s sinks are available in more sizes, shapes, colors, depths and material choices than ever before. In addition, they are available in single bowl styles, double bowl or even triple bowl styles that enhance their useablitiy for food preparation. Functionality is nearly as important today as attractive looks are.
One of my favorite trends in today’s kitchens is a faucet and bowl installed in the free-standing island used for food preparation. Another unique trend that I love in modern kitchens is a pot-filler faucet installed directly next to the stove. The purpose of a pot-filler faucet is to be able to fill pots for cooking, without the need for walking across the kitchen to the sink faucet. Many homeowners that are very serious about cooking enjoy having pot-filler faucets installed in their kitchens for extra convenience. In addition, the faucet folds up against the wall when not in use, still allowing for functional use of the counter space.
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