Everything But…a Cool Kitchen Sink!

The heart of every home is the kitchen

You spend a lot of time in the kitchen so you want to feel inspired and happy while you’re rinsing off dishes in the sink. Here are some jet set ideas for a new kitchen sink.

Modern – Jigsaw puzzle mix and match stainless steel

A multi-faceted model that’s a chef’s dream come true. Modular in that you can adapt it with a colander, cutting board – whatever you need.

Tough guy – soapstone sink

An extra deep basin – this type of sink remains virtually free of stains.  Just rub in some mineral oil now and then.  It’s dense so bacteria is not an issue. An extra-long handled scrubber would making cleaning this amazing sink much easier. They were popular in Frank Lloyd Wright’s day.

Earth friendly – magnesium oxide

A rustic looking double-bowled sink – made from a type of ceramic cement.  The cement uses less energy to manufacture it. There are no edges between the sink and the counter top so food won’t get stuck around the perimeter.

Royalty – carved marble sink

How about a vessel-type sink – natural swirls and patterns and carved from a single block of marble. Currently onyx, soapstone and granite.  It goes on a lower portion of your countertop with the faucets behind it.

One piece – cast concrete sink.

Multiple colors, designs, and finishes so you can easily make it fit in with the rest of your kitchen. Wipe up any spills immediately and periodically seal the sink with a concrete sealer.

Timeless – Enameled cast-iron

An inexpensive sink that can adapt well to a corner cabinet if desired or it can be placed anywhere.  Color choice is limited in this – basic white.  You can sprinkle some baking soda for a simple home made cleanser.  To keep the drains fresh, pour a little vinegar down them.  It is very durable and is a single bowl drop in style.

The undercut – stainless steel wonder

This sink really fits in to the modern kitchen.  It attaches under the countertop and comes with sound-absorbing pads.  An interesting point:  The lower the gauge of the stainless steel, the thicker it is.  Also can be budget friendly. .

Kitchen jewelry – 14 gauge copper

You wouldn’t normally think of copper for a sink but copper develops a rich patina over time.  Easy to clean with non-abrasive, gentle cleaners.  Here’s a secret – grab a cheap bottle of ketchup and you’re good to go for cleaning all the copper in your house.

Fit for a King, Queen, or President – gold/glass sink

How about a glass sink that’s infused with high carat gold?  This sink resists stains and scratches. It is easy to mold the sink to fit your particular sink because it’s made from borosilicate glass.

Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to take the plunge and get yourself a brand new cool kitchen sink.  Ready to go shopping? Go to Plumbtile.com!