Toni Sweet. Sinks. October 08th , 2017.
Sink makers continue to innovate, devising new ways to install different kinds of kitchen sinks. The basic installation styles are self-rimming, undermount and farmhouse. These days farmhouse and undermount sinks are sharing the limelight as the most popular styles for modern kitchens.
Vessel sinks, commonly known as basin sinks are becoming the popular trend in the luxury kitchen. Vessel sinks sit atop instead of being below the countertop unlike the traditional sink basins. So they are more visible and make a major design statement. They are now produced in a variety of unique and kitchen friendly materials including stones, glass and wood.
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades, you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.
Just deciding the design and type of the sink that you need would not do the trick. You need to be aware of the place where you want to place the sink and based on that you will have to select the sink. You can select a self rimming sink or an under-mount sink depending on the location. A self rimming sink is easy to install but cleaning the area under the rim would be tough. Installing an under-mount sink is tougher, but you will not have any cleaning hassles with it.
It is always better to get your sinks with predrilled holes on it. Most sinks tend to have about four holes drilled in them. However based on your necessity you can add or reduce the number of holes present in the sink. You can use readymade plugs available to cover unused holes and also get a hole drilled if you need more holes. As sinks are available in a variety of materials you have to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the common materials used to build sinks. This would allow you to select the right sink material to suit your needs.
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