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What's Trending at the Kitchen sink.

New ideas, designs and the latests trends in the kitchen sink market.

Rotunda stainless steel sink
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black glass bowl and half bowl by Caple

The "steam punk" inspired industrial look is a big hit for some. But are these twin, galvanised steel tubs inplace of sinks taking it a bit far ?  We will let you decide.

For those who prefer that clean and slender style, glass sinks, or to more accurately describe them, glass topped stainless steel sinks are becoming very popular.

If you like your gizmos and are prepare to search hard for one,  there is even a carousel style sink on the market.  Sink by Hafele.

Red glass sink Alveus
Turquise ceramic sink by Villeroy and Boch

Glass topped sinks are available in a range of vivid colours if you looking to make a statement. .

Composite resin sinks have been growing in popularity over the years and not to be outdone by other materials have recently ventured into the bright colour market. No doubt the most popular colour will still remain black.

Coloured Composite Resin Sinks

Half bowl under-mount bronze sink copper effect
Gold finish single undermount kitchen sink
Flushmounted modern style steel sink

With the increase in technology in metal finishing, stainless steel sink manufacturers have not been left behind in setting the trends. Stainless steel is now available in a range of finishes including gold, copper, bronze and even metallic solid colours like blues and reds.  The same effects are available on taps which have gained even more traction with kitchen designers.

A sink fitters nightmare but what a difference when they are fitted well. Flush fitting sinks have recently  become range in their own right.

Flush Fitting Sinks

Modified Surface Finish Stainless Steel.

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Composite thermoplastic plastic worktops such as Corian, Minerva and Bushboard have increased in popularity for worktops due to their subtle but very effective new effects. Acrylic sinks can be integrated into the worktop. By skilful gluing and sanding back the joint so it can be near seamless.

 

Some companies such as Blanco can offer the same service in stainless steel if your budget can stretch to it. Your stainless steel sink can be welded to your stainless worktop to create an invisible seam.

Integrated Sinks

Hand made brass taps

To compliment the new industrial look a new cottage industry has formed in accessories. The hand made taps on the left are available on Etsy.

 

With an eye on the trend even the established manufacturers are producing taps in the same design genre.

Copper effect tap Smeg
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