May 05, 2018

Cool sinks set the stage for kitchens, powder rooms, bathrooms, pantries, bars and more. As a matter of fact, I think of the sink and faucet as a piece of functional art.

The Spaces:

Powder Rooms are a place where you can have fun with design and color. Typically a tiny room on the first floor used frequently by both the homeowner and guests, it’s always interesting to use a sink that is interesting and unique. A vessel sink set on stone with wall-mounted faucet and tile backsplash is an opportunity to introduce color and texture.

Master Bathroom sinks are more functional but people are typically willing to spend more money in these spaces and want them to meet their personal needs. These are also spaces that can be a bit more fragile so Carrara marble (a beautiful stone that is soft so not recommended for the kitchen) if often used. It’s also fun to introduce different materials such as this concrete countertop shown here.

Kitchen sinks are often the focal point of a kitchen because we spend a majority of our time in the kitchen at the kitchen sink. Different materials from stainless steel, copper and porcelain can be used as well as a choice of undermount or farmhouse styles.

Pantry sinks are extremely functional and therefore important to consider materials that are durable and easy to keep clean. These are typically undermount stainless steel sinks with stone countertops. As featured here, this sink gets a beautiful kohler faucet and is often used more morning coffee.

Bar sinks are typically smaller than the kitchen sink and match the style and faucet. Since they are used to keep people out of the kitchen during a party, they are usually just used for water access and cleaning up so they are still really functional but can be equally cool to the kitchen sink.

The resources:

Plumbing fixtures should be purchased through your plumber. The sink can be purchased either at a store, from your countertop fabricator or online. Some great sites are: