The kitchen sink could easily be considered the center of the kitchen. Needless to say, it is one of the essential kitchen features that is constantly used on a daily basis. If the sink is outdated or poorly designed, it can make cooking and cleaning unnecessarily complicated. Therefore, choosing the right sink style is an important decision, as it can affect the flow of your regular kitchen activities. So, what is the right style for you? We’ve narrowed down the five most popular kitchen sink trends for 2017.
1. Stainless Steel Material
The most popular kitchen sink (or any kitchen appliance) material is stainless steel because it is durable, sleek, and easy to clean. Certain styles come and go, but stainless steel is a classic material that is always on trend. However, the metal can scratch rather easily, so wire trays are typically placed in the bottom of the sink to prevent damage.
2. Single-basin Sinks
This style is a single large, deep sink that has no separators. Because of its size, washing and soaking dishes and prepping a significant amount of food is relatively painless. The only downside is that a single sink proves to be more challenging for multi-tasking in the kitchen, such as washing your hands while soaking food.
3. Undermount Sinks
These sinks are installed below the countertop and offer a seamless look for modern kitchens. The absence of the seam around the edge of the sink makes cleaning easier and more hygienic. These sinks, however, can be used with only solid-surface countertops, like composite, granite, and marble.
4. Touch-activated Faucets
Hands-free faucets are a hot commodity for modern kitchens today. They offer functionality and practicality to any kitchen. Plus, they are perfect for dirty hands while cooking and small children that can’t quite reach the faucet handle.
5. Incorporating Two Sinks
Having two sinks in the kitchen offers a much-needed solution for those households that have ‘too many cooks in the kitchen.’ Adding a kitchen island sink, for example, enables more space to prep and rinse vegetables, while the main sink can be used to wash dishes and prepare larger foods. No more fighting over possession of the sink!
Have questions about the right sink for your kitchen or other kitchen sink trends? The experts at Friel Lumber can help. Stop by the Kitchen and Bath Design Center. Our team will work with you to find the perfect sink for your kitchen design and lifestyle. Also, check out our other blogs on kitchen cabinet colors, kitchen backsplash ideas, and flooring options. Do you have other questions or would like us to write about specific kitchen topics? Let us know!