Stylish Kitchen Sink Trends

No longer is the standard double sink installed in the majority of affordable houses of the past 50 years the norm, home owners now have some intriguing choices in sink design. The current stylish kitchen sink trends include alternatives to traditional construction, like beautiful undermount and apron sink designs. Integrated sinks are gaining popularity, especially for stone countertops. Materials like porcelain, bamboo and copper are making statement sinks a top kitchen design trend in all styles of kitchen décor, too.

Which kitchen sink trends are the best? That all depends on the style, design preference and of course needed function of the people using these stylish kitchen sinks.

Undermount Sink
Undermount Sink

Undermount Sinks

Unlike the self-rimming sink which is secured into the countertop from above, an undermount sink is installed from below. Eliminating the top rim gives the undermount sink a streamlined look and provides a bit more dedicated counter space.

Undermount sinks look beautiful in granite and marble countertops and can be made from a variety of materials like stainless steel, copper and even cast iron.

Integrated Sink
Integrated Sink | Source

Integrated Sinks

Especially in countertops made from quartz or marble, integrated sink designs are growing in popularity because of their seamless look. Quartz, granite and marble countertops can be made with the sink bowl built right into the entire construction, using the same material throughout. So the durability and beauty of these countertops flows seamlessly from the lip of the counter down through the entire sink and back up again.

Eliminating the seams between the countertop and sink makes for even easier clean-up and provides a flawless looking cohesive design. Manufacturers of granite and marble countertops will have great suggestions for different appealing sink sizes and shapes.

Apron Sink
Apron Sink

Apron Sinks

The apron sink looks like a large tub resting inside the countertop with the front “apron” portion of the basin exposed. The apron sink provides an interesting retro look that is reminiscent of old farm houses – especially when choosing apron sinks made from porcelain or enameled cast iron. Home owners can make apron sinks look more contemporary by choosing trending materials of bamboo or hammered copper.

Food Prep Sink
Food Prep Sink

Food Prep Sinks

True chefs will covet kitchens with both a large sink and a smaller separate sink built specifically for food preparation. Sometimes built into a kitchen island or resting next to the larger sink on the countertop, prep sinks are becoming a much desired convenient kitchen perk.

Integrated Sink
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Sinks with Accessories

Other stylish kitchen trends include the above design ideas equipped with special accessories built to fit the sink construction perfectly. Special sink-fitted accessories like drying racks, cutting boards, and colanders can often be bought directly from the sink manufacturer or supplier.

Using a sink-sized cutting board and other accessories right over your sink can clear up counter space in a smaller kitchen. These sinks with accessories are ideal conveniences for small apartments and condos.

Stylish Sink Trends for All

There’s a stylish new sink trend suitable for all kitchen tastes and needs. Whether home owners choose a single or double basin, they should keep in mind the expected full functionality before selecting a favorite design. Size and shape are just as important as trendy style. Those huge roasting pans and baking sheets won’t wash themselves, but it’s wonderful to know great kitchen sink function can come with a marvelous new look.

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CelebrateUSA 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Beautiful! I love the natural sinks - what a great concept. Do they offer this also for the laundry room? The medicinal stainless steel is sometimes great but I wish to upgrade that room which I spend too much time in.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks CelebrateUSA! I focused on the kitchen for this hub but you can incorporate these ideas in the bathroom, laundry room, any room with a sink :)


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Such beautiful sinks! I love kitchens and it is just all centered around the sink it seems. I still prefer a window over mine though!^


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

The seamless natural integrated sinks are beautiful. I am fond of the farm sinks, though, too. Up and more


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Kathleen Odenthal 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

In my apartment, a clean sink is a beautiful one! Great hub though :)


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I have trouble with the notion of square corners in a sink. But that is just gorgeous anyway. Tempting.


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

Looking at putting in new countertops. This was helpful.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Jackie! Yes I love a window as well it adds so much extra light and I prefer a light and bright kitchen!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Faith! I know its so hard to choose they are all so beautiful!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Kathleen - Agreed! A clean sink is a beautiful sink. Thanks for stopping by!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Ericdierker! Square corners are definitely modern and fit a certain style and yes beautiful.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks tirelesstraveler for stopping by, glad the hub was helpful!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful hub. I love the embedded sinks in the countertops. It is such a sleek look. I also like the dark cabinets rather than an all white mitchen. The kitchens pictured here are beautiful and roomy. Thanks for the great info.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much suzettenaples, so glad you enjoyed the hub!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I liked seeing the variety but think th food prep is my favorite.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

FlourishAnyway - Yes I wish we had an island and enough counter space in our kitchen to have one!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

As we remodel our kitchen, I would love to have a bigger sink in stainless steel. Thanks for the ideas!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hope the kitchen remodel goes well, Thanks teaches12345!

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