For over 100 years, stainless steel sinks have been a staple in modern kitchen design. They’ll remain a classic feature, especially for those with a limited budget or who need a sink to last the test. However, some homeowners are moving away from stainless steel sinks and instead looking at the latest trends in kitchen sinks.
Now, we are right. We aren’t saying that stainless steel sinks will go out of fashion; they are similar to white kitchens, a.k.a. “Always in style.” Based on recent choices from our customers, those who choose not to use stainless sinks prefer creative alternatives that add some color to their kitchen design.
Trusted kitchen remodelers near you can help you find sink materials that will look great, be durable, and be easy to maintain.
What’s the latest trend in kitchen sinks design?
We look at trends beyond stainless steel and explore other kitchen sink materials and finishes that can be added to your kitchen sink.
Farmhouse Sinks are still in fashion due to their versatility – they can be used in modern and traditional design styles. Their large, container-shaped basins can hold even the most significant dishes. Farmhouse sinks used to be available only in stainless steel and white porcelain. They are available in various finishes, including copper, natural stone, and fired clay.
Fronts of the textured apron
We’re back to farmhouse sinks. There has been an increased use of textured fronts. This sink vessel has an exposed show and is very deep and wide. It extends slightly beyond the lower cabinets. Apron sinks are in high demand today, along with under mount and drop-in sinks.
The majority of these are part of the permanent sink design. However, we love the Elkay Crosstown Kitchen Kitchen Sink Apron cover for an interchangeable option. Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink With Interchangeable Apron. You can now have the best of both worlds with apron fronts responsive to changing kitchen design trends.
Workstation sinks & accessories
Workstation sinks improve the functionality of any kitchen. They are instrumental in smaller spaces and accessible designs. Slide-over cutting boards, drainboards, and colander inserts can help keep messy kitchens under control. The accompanying racks can keep food and metal cook/dishware from the sink’s surface, making it easier for porcelain or other light-colored sink finishes to remain fresh.
Stone finish sinks
These granite sinks are stunning and practical examples of the many finishes. These composite sinks are not made from granite but can include dots, crystals of granite, or other natural stones. This allows homeowners to choose from various finishes and colors, including natural stone, which is non-porous.
Granite or quartz slabs are popular choices for homeowners. They blend well with countertops. Granite and quartz sink also has another benefit. They can be used in any area, making them very functional.
Integration of seamless sinks
Traditional kitchen designs often include more textures, decorative elements, and a lot of “mix and match” or intentional imperfections. However, many modernists and homeowners prefer seamless kitchens.
If you feel this is the case, look beyond the sink options you are familiar with and consider seamless sink integration. The countertop and sink joints (or seams) are areas where food debris, mold/mildew, grime, and moisture can accumulate. DuPont(r), for creating the integrated Corian solid surface sink concept, deserves our appreciation.