The size of your sink is an important factor to consider. When our customers purchase sinks before speaking to us, they often purchase sinks that are too large.
In addition to the material of the sink, you can choose a single or double bowl. Consider how it will fit into your space before making your final decision.
Many sink manufacturers offer “dual mount sinks”. These sinks are supposed to be either drop-in or undermount. Unfortunately, about 50% of these cannot be undermounted. They will either just not fit in the cabinet, or the faucet holes will not line up correctly.
Before making a financial commitment, discuss your individual needs with a qualified fabricator, such as Architectural Stone Works, so that you know all of your options and are able to make an informed decision.
According to Build.com, vanity sinks are usually made to fit the cabinet they sit on. The base and the walls of the sink are one solid piece that is fitted to form the top of the cabinet. There may or may not be storage underneath, such as shelving or drawers, depending on the style of cabinet.
When designing a bathroom, many homeowners give top priority to their cabinet selection. While the cabinet is indeed an important piece of furniture and storage, the actual sink and countertop are what make the bathroom flow – see what we did there!
A custom marble, granite, or quartzite sink makes for a truly exceptional design. A custom stone sink, that only qualified stone fabricators can provide, will take your bathroom from utilitarian to upscale.
If you are looking for a stunning conversation piece in your bathroom or bar area, look no further than an infinity edge sink. These sinks are inspired by the infinity pools found at luxury resorts and high-end homes. They do not have a traditional circular drain on the bottom. Instead, their flat surface uses a drain slot around one or more of the edges of the sink.
Due to its unique design, a low flow-rate faucet with either a waterfall design, or one that does not send the water out at an angle, will work best with an infinity edge sink. To avoid splashing, it is also best to have a faucet where the spout height does not greatly exceed the height of the sink.
Stainless Steel Undermount
According to Houzz, stainless steel is consistently one of the most popular materials for kitchen sinks. “When it comes to cleaning habits and durability with a range of affordable options, it’s king,” they say. However, stainless steel is also a great option for bathrooms as well.
Many Advantages of Stainless Steel Sinks
Stainless steel sinks are resistant to bacteria, germs, and can withstand harsh cleaning. Stainless steel sinks are also light and easy to install, making them a popular option. Their sleek color and design also makes this type of sink ideal to match most countertop materials.
Stainless steel sinks are categorized by the gauge of the sheeting. Thicker gauges tend to be heavier and more affordable, while thinner gauges tend to be lighter and more expensive.
The disadvantages of stainless steel sinks are that they tend to be noisier and more prone to denting than other sink materials, but they also offer excellent heat and stain resistance.
Undermount sinks are installed directly under the countertop, creating a seamless look from the counter to the sink. They are versatile and work with most kitchen layouts.
Undermount sinks are typically more expensive than drop-in counterparts, but their resale value is higher due to their ability to accept debris without catching on a lip or rim.
There are extensive arrays of beautifully crafted sinks and faucets for your kitchen and bath on the market today. Whether it’s a vanity, infinity edge or stainless steel undermount sink, we’ll help you find one that matches your individual needs and unique style.