Despite being essential in every home, your sinks and faucets are probably not the first feature to come to mind when you think about upgrading your property. But choosing the right sink, whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathroom, is an important aspect to consider.
The right sink:
- Functions well (without extra thought or effort)
- Ties the style of a room together
- Provides the finishing effect a space needs
Here are a few sink and faucet choices that are sure to add character and function to any home!
1. Strikingly Stylish: Undermount Sinks
Undermount sinks are popular for most kitchens. Not only do they look striking and elegant, you save space in your kitchen by installing the faucet directly onto your counter. Available in single, double, and triple bowls, they can be customized to your family’s needs. Most households benefit from a double bowl.
Example: Blanco Diamond
The Blanco Diamond range is a popular choice and is available for between $300 and $650. This double-bowl sink comes with either equal-sized compartments or with one compartment slightly larger than the other. This allows you to separate dishes or reserve part of the sink for another purpose while the other side is for washing up. Made of 80% granite, this durable sink looks clean and stylish and is highly resistant to wear and tear.
2. Get Loads Done: Free-Standing Sinks
Free-standing sinks can handle just about any job, from holding the whole household’s laundry to washing up after a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Durable and versatile, your free-standing sink can be placed anywhere in your kitchen! They also make great additions to laundry rooms and garages, where they get messes cleaned up with ease.
This 22 x 25-inch free-standing kitchen sink from Swanstone is a favorite. Fashioned from polymer resins and reinforcement additives, it can hold up to 22 gallons.
3. Watch Water Disappear: Lotus Sinks
If you are a fan of minimalist design but still want a touch of luxury, a lotus sink may be a perfect option for your bathroom (or kitchen!). By funneling water into a concealed drain, it will make an impression every time you walk into the room and, of course, on any guests.
Example: Sonobath Lotus
Sonobath’s Lotus sink is a perfect example. Made of solid Caesarstone quartz, this simple, rectangular sink features a unique, winged design. Highly durable, handcrafted, and undeniably striking to look at, it’s an excellent finishing touch for any bathroom setting, making it worthy of its $2,280 price point. Many quartz colors are available for any type of bathroom design.
4. Create a Beautiful Effect: Basin Lighting
Basin lighting is a unique way to harness light in in your bathroom. Often used to set the mood of the room, these sinks provide soft extra lighting and fit in perfectly with many bathrooms’ aesthetics.
Want something a little more striking, read on to learn about the faucet that changes your water’s color!
Example: Renovation Inspiration
Many basins with beautiful lighting are the result of excellent bathroom renovation. They can provide wonderful inspiration for your own home and perhaps spark your imagination!
5. Go with Elegance: Glass Sink Unit
For an elegant look, consider a glass sink unit—also known as a vessel sink. Water runs over the glass, providing an extremely soothing and unique effect. Available in a number of different styles, colors, and designs, there are plenty of options for any bathroom design. You can also combine soft lighting to the glass to add another level of ambiance to the room.
Example: Tempered Glass
There are dozens of options available for glass sink units; you’re sure to find one that fits your bathroom’s needs. For a look that matches a wide range of bathrooms, this contemporary piece would do the trick. For a more mesmerizing design, this rose is a beautiful choice.
6. Don’t Touch: Sensor-Activated Faucets
For the hygiene-conscious—or just lovers of technology—it doesn’t get much better than a faucet you don’t need to touch. Incorporating a sensor-activated faucet is a great way to keep the faucet itself clean and sparkling (no need to touch it with soapy or grimy hands) and make your home high-tech and elegant.
Example: Moen® MotionSense Touchless Faucets
A touchless option we recommend is Moen MotionSense Touchless Faucets. A wave of the hand, a cup, or a pitcher will activate the sensor, making it easier than ever to use your sink. With a timeless look, this faucet stays in great condition for longer than your average faucet, as there is no need to handle it.
7. Set the Mood: Color-Changing Faucets
If you have kids—or just love a little variety in your décor—a color-changing faucet is the way to go. The faucets contain LED lights that cause your water to appear blue when cold and red when it rises above a certain temperature. Some also have colors like green and purple at higher price points.
Example: Qable Powerz Faucet Temperature Control Sensor
The Faucet Temperature Control Sensor by Qable Powerz is a perfect example of a faucet add-on that will prevent you from being surprised by water that is too hot or too cold. Options include blue, green, and pink! Each pack comes with two add-ons for $14.99.
8. Show Off Your Interests: Novelty Faucets
Awesome home décor shouldn’t stop at the bathroom door. This personal space is your area to relax and presents the perfect opportunity to show off your passions. One way to do this is with novelty faucets. They’re available for a wide range of interests and hobbies!
Example: Cars, Motorcycles, Birds, Oh My!
If you’re a car enthusiast, choose a faucet in the shape of a gearstick. If you’re interested in motorcycles, a motorcycle handle and brakes are also an option.
Enjoy bird watching or just like animals? There are also several choices of faucets in the shape of birds. This swan is just one!
These are just a few of the wide range of beautiful sinks on the market, and the one you choose could be vastly different from any of these! When choosing your sink, it’s important to consider not only your budget, but also the style of the room and the specific features you would like it to have.
If you need help installing your sink and want to make sure it’s done right, we’re here to help! Contact us online or at 972-395-2597. One of our licensed, guaranteed technicians can advise you on the models that are most suited to your needs and even carry out the installation. You can relax in the knowledge that the job has been done to a high standard and in accordance with national regulations. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call!
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