April 9, 2015

Kitchen Idea File #6: Sinks

The Naptime Chef | Kitchen Idea File #6

Our kitchen renovation is still in the works. All winter we’ve been checking out design books and kitchens we like around town. I also found this great article about 15 small and clever kitchen designs and I want all of them to be included in ours! One thing I’d never paid much attention to before was the sink. Every kitchen has one, but I never gave much thought to how they fit into the overall design scheme. Equally as important: functionality. What do I use my sink for and what kind do I need?

Undermount Double Sink

(photo via: alfaplit)

I’ve lived with both single and double sinks and think we should go with a double sink. I love the option of one space to wash and one space to drip dry. The hardware above is not my style, but that is a different design decision altogether. This undermount double sink catches my eye in particular because it is paired with my favorite wooden countertop. (But is an undermount easy to keep clean around the top edges?)

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(photo via Design Mom)

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Elements of Style)

Then I see these gorgeous deep apron sinks and think how pretty they are. They give a room a nice polished feel and the gleaming white always looks clean and modern. Maybe I’ll have to add a utility room to our wish list just so I can have a sink like this.

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Country Living)

I like this sink with the apron and the window above it. I definitely want to position our new sink so I can look out on the yard and the kids while I wash dishes.

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Design*Sponge)

I am gaga for Grace and Julia’s recent kitchen renovation. Bright space, wooden countertops, antique wooden floors, sink with a window view, giant island, open shelving, pantry to the side… So many of my favorite elements! I have pinned every image from their renovation to my idea board.

What kind of sink is your favorite?

ps – So far we’ve covered: Refrigerators, Pantries, Countertops, and Ovens

6 Responses to “Kitchen Idea File #6: Sinks”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    We love our single stainless sink! It’s bouncy (our enameled cast iron sink chipped every plate we owned), it’s undermount (so easy to clean around the top lip), and it’s large enough that we can wash our sheet pans and crockpot in it. If you prefer a divided sink, consider a 1/3 & 2/3 if you want a larger side for washing big pots and pans. Good luck with your remodel!

    • joann says:

      I really hate stainless….it always has water stains on it and I was constantly having to clean it. It made me crazy.

      I crave a triple sink…..center section for the disposal, and one section on each side for working and washing/draining.

      I have had enameled cast iron sinks in 5 houses for many years and have NEVER had a dish chip or break in one of them! I think that is an urban legend LOL

      • KelseyTheNaptimeChef says:

        Hi Joann – This is so helpful! I agree – so much polishing with stainless!!! I even look forward to getting rid of the stainless steel appliances we have. Interesting note re no chipping. I triple sink would be ideal!

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef says:

      Thanks! Good to know re the undermount. I worry about the edges being tough to clean, but i think it looks sleeker and would love to go that route.

  2. karen says:

    Whatever kind of sink you decide on go with stainless steel. It is so much easier to keep clean and you don’t have to worry about it getting scratched or chipped…which was very annoying last time I had one. Love, love, love the ease of stainless steel…and right now I have a double stainless, and they are real deep, I could go with either a huge single or a bigger one side and smaller other side or equal…

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef says:

      I agree- the double side is sooo nice. I didn’t realize how much I would miss it until I moved into our house that doesn’t have one at the moment.