5 Kitchen Sinks for Your Next Renovation

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen soon? Kitchen renovations are one of the most sought-after home improvement projects. Usually, homeowners opt for kitchen renovations because they want to improve the functionality and overall look of the busiest part of the house.

If you’re starting to look for the pieces to add to your kitchen, you should take some time before deciding on the sink. Nowadays, the kitchen sink has a lot of variations, so it may take you some time to decide what to get.

In this article, we’ll help you explore the popular kitchen sinks to help you decide. So if you’re interested in having some options, don’t hesitate to check the list below!

1. Farmhouse sink

The farmhouse kitchen sink, also known as the apron front sink, has its mounting style and unique appearance. Usually, this kind of sink is heavy and it needs a high-quality cabinet to support it. If you’re planning to just place it on top of a wooden cabinet, you might’ve to think twice.

When it comes to its appearance, the farmhouse sink has an exposed front, giving the idea that it can easily be removed, but it’s not.

Normally, homeowners opt for the farmhouse sink because they often need to wash large pots that normal sinks can’t accommodate. However, it can be also more expensive given its size and aesthetically pleasing finish.

2. Vessel sink

The vessel sink is the one that sits on the countertop. Although it’s hard to fit all your dishes in it, it can give your sink a unique look. Going back to the concern about its size, you can still install it in your kitchen, especially the kitchen island, since you usually wash your hands and ingredients in that area, and not the dishes.

Another good thing about the vessel sink is that you don’t need to cut or adjust your countertop. Instead, you just need a flat surface where you or your builder can install it.

On the negative side, it’s the vessel sink is more on the aesthetics side, it may not be as stable as the regular sinks, and it’s prone to chipping, especially if you wash dishes on it.


3. Bar sink

Do you live alone? If you require a smaller sink, the bar sink is the one you’re looking for. The bar sink is a lot smaller and more shallow than the regular ones. For reference, it is usually the same size as a bowl. So if you’re going to install one in your kitchen, install it near the bar or the kitchen island if you need a regular sink on the counter.

If you decide to install a bar sink on the kitchen island, meal preparations and cleanup can be a lot easier. Additionally, it comes in various shapes and materials, so you might want to check how cute they are.

4. Integrated sink

Are you a fan of seamless designs? You need to check out the simplicity that the integrated sink provides to kitchens. In terms of materials, it depends on your countertop but the common ones are porcelain, quartz, and stainless steel.

In addition, this kind of kitchen sink is easy to clean, given that there are no breaks between the mount of the sink and the countertop.

Meanwhile, since it’s integrated and customised, the size can be adjustable depending on your needs. If you need a deep, wide sink, you can mention it to the builder.

Unfortunately, since it’s installed at the same time as the countertops, it’s irreplaceable, so you can’t easily change your mind about it, and it tends to be expensive.


5. Undermount sink

The under mount sink, as the name suggests, is installed under the counter. Its finish is almost the same as the integrated sink, but the difference in the materials used on the counter and the sink can be easily distinguished.

If you’re planning to have a modern kitchen, the under-mount sink is one of the options you should consider. Since the sink doesn’t have edges, cleaning the counter can be easier than before.

On the other hand, if your counter isn’t as sturdy, consider choosing lighter materials for the under mount sink. Or better yet, improve the quality of your counter, so that you can pick whatever material you like for the sink.

Final thoughts

The sink is one of the parts of the kitchen that people use every day. If you think about it, aside from the fridge, it’s the most place where people go to wash their hands, food, and dishes. That’s why it’s essential to invest in a high-quality sink that doesn’t only fits the design of your kitchen, but also functions as it should.

We hope this article helps you pick the right sink for your kitchen renovation. If you want to share your favourite kitchen sink, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!


Aliana Baraquio is a web content writer working for Waratah Kitchens, a family-owned company that specialises in the design, supply, and installation of custom kitchens in Sydney since 1994. As a writer, she is passionate about providing good quality articles that will help readers in making the right choice.