In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the options available to you if you’re looking to upgrade your sink during a kitchen remodel. There are several fantastic choices on the market here for modern homeowners, from simple styles to specialty options for those with particular cooking or cleaning needs.
At Topp Remodeling & Construction, we’re here to provide comprehensive kitchen remodeling and addition services, including assistance with any sink type you’re envisioning in your new kitchen space. While part one of our series mostly covered the standard and common sink types you’ll see, today’s part two will dig into a few more unique styles that might be chosen for specific needs or aesthetic purposes.
Known in some circles as the farmhouse sink, the apron sink refers to a rustic sink type that’s perfect for many related styles. It’s notable for the way it eliminates counter space at the front of the sink: The sink itself extends over that entire area, similar to an apron (hence the name).
On the sides of the sink, this apron will usually drop lower than a counter space would have. This leads to a very different aesthetic than other sink types, offering an excellent complement to retro-traditional styles. And from a practical standpoint, the apron sink can hold a much larger array of cookware, including deep pans or pots that wouldn’t fit in other sinks.
For those who perform regular large cooking projects in the kitchen, or simply want more sink space, the prep sink is the ideal addition. It’s notably different from other types we’ve gone over to this point in that it’s an additional sink, not its own – it will be installed alongside one of the other sinks we’ve mentioned, or sometimes in a separate location on an island or bar. The prep sink is most common in larger kitchens where cooking and entertaining take place. It’s also known to help improve property value.
For those who are focused on integrating their kitchen sink with the countertops they’re using, there are a couple prominent styles available:
- Integrated quartz: If quartz is your countertop material of choice, it’s possible to obtain a sink design that matches it precisely. The sink itself will actually be built into the countertop, using exactly the same quartz color and pattern so the design is seamless from the countertops into the sink.
- Integrated cultured marble: Down similar lines, this theme can be put in place for cultured marble as well. This stone tends to be more expensive than quartz, but can also be customized in special ways quartz can’t.
For more on various sink styles to consider for your kitchen remodel, or to learn about any of our general contractor services in home remodeling or additions, speak to the staff at Topp Remodeling & Construction today.