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Copper Kitchen Sinks – Things To Consider When Buying A Copper Sink For Your Home

Updated on March 7, 2011

Copper kitchen sinks can be a lovely addition to your kitchen but you want to make sure that you are buying one that is of superior quality and is exactly what you desire in order to compliment the overall design you have created with your interior designer or indeed by yourself.

You can do a really easy online search to find different types of sinks that are on sale. In order to ensure that you are getting the right type of sink for your home you should try to compare and contrast prices and features. Think about the colour tones so that you choose one that compliments the colour pallet of your kitchen. Details that you should look for includes finding out about:

Copper kitchen sink
Copper kitchen sink
  • The reputation of the company selling copper sinks
  • The colour of the sink you would like
  • The style of copper kitchen sinks you prefer

Copper kitchen sinks are a real investment so once you are able to answer these questions you will be well on your way to getting the perfect sink for your space.

Copper farmhouse sink
Copper farmhouse sink

The Reputation Of The Company Selling Copper Sinks

As there is so many things to consider when purchasing a good quality sink, you want to be sure you are paying the right price for the quality you want.  Always try and buy from a company with a good reputation.  If you are buying something online, gather as much detail about the sink as you can.  If a company or the individual seller can not answer all your questions regarding the origin of the sink and the copper gauge, then put your credit card away and move on to the next store or online company.  If you want good quality you must be prepared to pay for it.

Hand hammered copper sink
Hand hammered copper sink
You can buy a brighter coloured sink if you get a copper bronze mix
You can buy a brighter coloured sink if you get a copper bronze mix

The Colour of The Sink You Would Like

Copper is very unique in the way that it develops its colour. It is the only material that changes colour due to the natural chemical reaction it has with its environment. You will find that each and every copper sink created will be unique in its natural shading.

You may not have a choice in the specific colour tone but there are two basic types of finish that you can choose.

  • Natural Brown - This has the effect of a more weathered look.
  • Clear Glossy Shine - This is a much brighter colour which can be maintained with regular waxing.

Undermount kitchen sink
Undermount kitchen sink
Copper apron sink
Copper apron sink

The Style Of Copper Kitchen Sinks You Prefer

There are 2 styles of copper kitchen sinks to choose from.

  • Undermount Copper Sink
  • Farmhouse or Apron Style copper Sink

Undermount Copper Sink

These resemble the style that the majority of sinks are fitted. The sink measurements are taken and the size is cut out of the kitchen count top. The sink is then placed inside and attached.

Farmhouse Or Apron Style Copper Sink

This style is how sinks were traditionally made. The tub is fully exposed so that the beauty of the copper is on display and incorporated as part of the kitchen design.

So if copper kitchen sinks are something you are considering for your home, find out online what is available to create your perfect kitchen.


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    alb 7 years ago

    does it really makes any diiference in terms of hygiene if we use copper?

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Fontana, WI

    Great article. Love copper - thank you!

    Also, important to note, copper is a natural antimicrobial. Stainless may be the choice according to rb11 but I love the look and for the kitchen with food borne illnesses copper adds another measure of safety.

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    Victoria Virgo 8 years ago from London, UK

    @compzone08 - thanks for stopping by.

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    Compzone08 8 years ago

    Nice kitchen set

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    Victoria Virgo 8 years ago from London, UK

    @rb11 - copper does require a little more care and attention than steel but the look of it is definitely worth it.

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    rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

    Copper is beautiful material, but isn't stainless steel still the main choice these days?