Creating your kitchen is a process full of massive decisions. Whether this is your worktops, cabinet colours or handles there are plenty of choices to make! One thing that can often get overlooked is your style of sink.
The are plenty of variations of the sinks below. You have the choice of a single, double or even treble bowl! In most cases, apart from the overmount sink you also have the choice of drainer grooves on either side (space dependent).
Sinks come in lots of different styles, shapes and colours. In the following article we will look at the more popular styles of sinks to help you make an informed decision!
A Belfast sink is a real statement in the kitchen. Whether this is single or double bowled, it sits in the cut of your worksurfaces and kitchen units exposing the front edge. The Belfast sink can give your kitchen an almost rustic feel. It’s large design is a throwback to when the sink was used for multiple household tasks!
Please note a Belfast sink must be fitted prior to templating.
An undermount is perhaps our most popular kind of sink. It’s main design feature is to sit below the work surface. When fitting your quartz we will stick this up to the surface. Due to the way it is fit there is no rim between work top and sink.
An undermount sink must be on site during work top templating/fitting but not fitted.
When fitting with quartz or granite, there aren’t many cons with undermount sinks! If you’d like any advise on this, please let us know.
Overmount sinks come in plenty of other times such as top-mount or drop-in sinks. They get there name as such from be mounted over the sink, and sitting on top of it. This is opposed to an undermounted sink above.
An overmount sink must be on site but not fitted during work surface templating/fitting.
An integrated sink is something build along with the worksurface. This is dependent on the material and only available in certain colours of work tops. The most common integrated sink is through our Silestone range or built into Corian.
They are very sought after so is stock reliant! If you have any questions about what can work with this, I would advise getting in touch with our office to talk you through.
This must be on site but not fitted during templating/fitting.
A prep sink is another option for your kitchen or utility. Generally, this wouldn’t be the main kitchen sink. These are normally stainless steel undermounted and single basined and used for general kitchen prep. This can increase productivity in the kitchen and make cooking for/with friends that touch easier!
Of course, this is dependant on space but may give you that extra dimension!
So, there you have it! Our (almost) comprehensive list of kitchen sinks. We are aware there are a few more ‘bespoke’ sink types but this should have you covered on most. We will upload a material guide list shortly, too so keep an eye out for this.
As ever, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We would love to answer any questions you have.