The kitchen sink has come a long way from the standard stainless or porcelain models of yore. Today’s kitchen sink styles are available in a long list of materials and with a wide range of features you might not have considered. At
EuroCucina 2016 in Milan, brands from across the globe exhibited their latest designs, which include things like retractable faucets and sink top accessories. VIDEO This design by Arclinea is a double sink that is clearly two separate under-mounted stainless steel basins. The centrally mounted faucet serves both sides. It used to be that a double sink was one large under-mounted basin with an internal divider. At EuroCucina, we saw more of this style, which has a wide margin of the counter between the two basins. Gold-tone sinks were also more numerous, like this one from Arclinea. The trend of mixing metals in your kitchen was also popular, as shown in this stainless steel sink paired with a copper-tone faucet, present by Häcker Kitchen in Motion. Porcelanosa also showed a similar style, with the double under-mounted stainless steel sinks separated with a wider strip of countertop and two separate faucets. A similar, more minimalist style of double kitchen sinks was show by Rational Kitchens. Fans of stainless steel will love this new style from Arrital. The deep sink has a side drainboard and the entire unit is surrounded by a beveled stainless steel ledge to helpnkeep the water contained. New styles are also available when it comes to drains. This extra wide single kitchen sink shown by Comprex has a flat bottom that allows drainage around all the sides. The main drain is hidden under the flat panel. With a very cool, industrial vibe, this shallower built-in kitchen sink shown by Deca has a drainboard and unique faucet knobs. A flat-bottom kitchen sink with a little extra flair, this model exhibited by Elam has a printed panel at the bottom, which adds interest to a plain counter design. A closer look at the stylish, geometric design. Even though it’s a print, it’s still very versatile thanks to the neutral shades. In addition, you could always switch out the bottom panel for a solid color. Perhaps you don’t want the flat panel in the bottom of the sink, but still dislike the look of a traditional drain? This model from JDIAS has a more stylish drain option that keeps the counter and sink looking sleek.. This counter design from Ernestomeda combines a built-in sink with drainboard, corralled into a box-like unit. Another box-like style is this squarish model from Scavolini that sits atop the counter instead of being set into the work surface. In some ways, the space of the kitchen sink could be more useful for food prep. To this end, many brands we’re displaying sink styles that include a ledge to accommodate sliding accessories like cutting boards or drainer panels. This model on the ernestomeda stand is a good example. Even more traditional built-in kitchen sink styles have improved. This deep sink shown by Febal Casa has a nice bevels edge to the stone surface, along with a modern and minimalist faucet. In another variation, Arrex showed a deep farmhouse single sink served by two separate faucets. Using wall-mounted faucets over any style kitchen sink, like this one from Leicht, can help save counter space. Although it’s modern, the bent style also has a bit of a retro feel. The wall-mounted, bent faucet style also works with a compartment sink, like this one from Leicht. More like the traditional kitchen sink arrangement, this one includes two sizes of basins, a smaller compartment on the right, and a small draining area at the top of the smaller sink. Leicht also displayed a straight wall-mounted faucet will a smaller, double basin kitchen sink. The unique feature of this mode is that the faucet extends in length, helping the water reach further out in the sink or to accommodate a larger pot. A closer look at the faucet, which slides back and forth. This kitchen sink style shown by Nolte is more traditional in look but includes newer features. The drop-in mount sink has a side overflow protection drain and a model, square knob, This double stainless steel sink with faucet mounted in the strip between the two basins by Valdesign Cucine is an example of another popular style. Stosa Cucine also showed the double kitchen sink wth a centrally mounted faucet. While most kitchen sinks are mounted in the center, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here’s a stylish corner mount design from Scavolini. Whether you want to hide the kitchen sink when entertaining, or if you just like a minimalist look, sinks with a built-in retractible faucet might be just the ticket. This model from Stosa quickly stores with just a few motions. Valcucine also showed a fold-away faucet, but with a larger sink and a side mount style. Here’s the faucet folded away. …and here it is extended and real to use. Sosa also exhibited kitchen sink styles with compartments and accessories to make your sink more useful. This model comes with a drain accessory. Another Stosa design includes a sink with a strange compartment and a cutting board that can accommodate a colander as well. Valdesign’s simple and sleek built-in kitchen sink design is indicative of an enduring style that is always in fashion.
The kitchen sink is one of the most critical parts of your kitchen layout, but likely not the first element you think of when undertaking a kitchen makeover. Besides functionality and efficiency, you want your kitchen sink are to have style. With new designs and options, anyone considering a kitchen renovation can find something that suits his or her needs.