Top 5 Most Popular Styles of Kitchen Sinks
1. Farmhouse/Apron sinks
Farmhouse or Apron sinks are quickly increasing in popularity. As the name implies, a farmhouse sink mimics the style of a vintage rural kitchen sink with a deep, rectangular basin and an exposed front. Farmhouse sinks can be undermounted or be set on top of the counter. The style lacks a deck, so the hardware is generally mounted directly into the counter and can sit behind or to the side of the sink.
2. Solid Stone sinks
Solid stone sinks are prized for their high performance and durability. Resistant to extreme changes between hot and cold. Heat resistant to 536 degrees Fahrenheit. Unaffected by acids and alkalis typically used in the home (household cleaning agents). Less than one-half the weight of cast iron, which makes delivery and installation easy. Hygienic and does not absorb odors or bacteria and non-porous design resists most household stains, including coffee, tea, red wine, etc..
3. Vessel sinks
Also known as basin sinks, vessel sinks were once only used in the bathroom. Today, vessel sinks are becoming more popular for use in the kitchen. Basin sinks sit on top of, or slightly recessed in, the counter. Not only does this style of sink make an eye-catching statement; it also has a very functional side. Because it sits higher up on the counter, you no longer have to bend and hunch over the sink while you wash the dishes.
4. Prep/Entertainment sinks
Prep sinks are used not only for preparing food but also as an extra space for washing dishes, washing hands or even chilling wine. You can get a full-size sink with a prep sink attached; although, many people prefer to have a prep sink installed in the kitchen island.
5. Trough sinks
Trough sinks are large, multi-person sinks for family-style cooking and cleaning up. Trough sinks are large enough to accommodate multiple faucets, allowing for more preparation room or multiple people using it at the same time. These sinks are also great for gardening or craft projects.