Today, the design and usage of kitchen sinks has evolved immensely. Manufacturers have changed the shape, while the ingenious thought of interior decorators have improved it's design. The Kohler company, for example, offers some of the best sinks on the market. The Kohler Fete for example, is an oval shaped, and very shallow, island sink. Designers were thinking of ways to better the look of kitchen islands, while adding usage. While the small and stylish one is not able to handle washing the dishes, it does serve as a convenience for projects involving the cutting board. For salad preparation, or removing the fat from that beef, the Fete provides a big convenience to cleaning your food. Instead of traveling all the way to the main sink and risking an accident, the conventional Fete island one takes care of those small and quick jobs when cooking and prepping food. Other top brands that Kohler carries are Cursive, 8 Degree and Evenweave.
These two are going to be the largest majority of kitchen sinks out there today but there are some other options that you should know about to ensure that you make an informed choice. Porcelain is another popular material commonly used on kitchen sinks in older homes. Porcelain kitchen sinks are not as durable or as stain resistant as some other materials. Acrylic is a stain resistant material that can be purchased with anti-bacterial coatings built into them which can be helpful if you have kids or a lot of traffic threw your kitchen. A big negative to acrylic kitchen sinks is they are not as heat resistant as some of the other materials. One of the more cost effective options is the enamel kitchen sinks. Less durable than other options, enamel comes in a variety of colors an also needs careful maintenance. Soapstone is a recent development in kitchen sink material that is easy to look after and available in a range of colors. Those who like the antique look for their kitchens also often use copper and brass.
Stainless steel sinks are also very popular, particularly with professional cooks, though copper sinks - notably the farmhouse style - are gaining in popularity, at least in part due to the appealing warmth of the natural patina copper develops as it ages. Kitchen sinks made of artisan materials, though not yet as well-known as copper, stainless and stone, are all on the upswing. Examples are fireclay kitchen sinks, which are often made in the farm style, and cast concrete sinks. Cast concrete in particular allows the artisan to create an amazing array of styles: single well, double well, trough, combined sink and draining board units, countertops with integrated sinks and the farm style, along with unusual shapes. This newer material brings one more element into the design mix - the green kitchen sink. By combining recycled materials with the concrete, artisans can lessen both the environmental impact and the weight of the finished sink.
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