Kitchen remodeling provides an exciting opportunity to personalize your living space with hardworking features that express your unique taste. That is why we are super excited to share this round-up of unique sinks. These days there are plenty of options available in a broad range of durable materials, colors, and textures, all guaranteed to bring both practical function and enduring beauty to your cooking space.
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Rugged and Textured Sink in a French Country Kitchen
A rugged and heavily-textured stone-like sink is an unexpected touch in this French country-inspired kitchen by SHM Architects. The design team combined the unique basin with gray cabinets that have a distressed faux finish and luxurious marble countertops for an old-world vibe that cannot be duplicated. Keep in mind, in hardworking cooking spaces specialty sinks like this one may require a durable sealer to protect the surface's natural beauty.
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Chic Square Tile Kitchen Sink
Sure, everyone loves subway and rectangular brick tiles. But square tiles are starting to have their big moment as shown in this thoroughly modern, Dutch kitchen by DTile. The backsplash, built-in breakfast nook, countertops, and sink are made up of durable, square porcelain tiles. Keeping these surfaces uniform, then pairing natural wood cabinetry creates a space that feels warm, bright, and contemporary.
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Gorgeous Hammered Copper Apron Front Sink
Nothing adds warmth to a cooking space like aged copper features. This gorgeous hammered apron-front sink in decor blogger Christina Maria's kitchen is no exception. She loves the way it stands out against her crisp white cabinetry. While you can keep these sinks bright and shiny with regular polishings, Christina says the sink's patina gets more lovely with age. Completing her kitchen's rustic farmhouse look is the dark, oil rubbed kitchen faucet—a modern fixture that feels old-timey because of its dark finish.
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Stone Sink Made of Granite Composite
Matte black fixtures always look incredibly chic in kitchens, like this beautiful farmhouse style sink spotted on the Red Cottage Chronicles. The material is a durable granite composite, which depending on the manufacturer, is typically chip-, stain-, scratch-, and thermal shock-resistant. The latter is particularly important—it means when the sink's surface is cool to the touch, it will not suddenly crack when hot liquids or pans are put in the basin.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Natural Soapstone Sink and Countertop
Stone features are ideal for hardworking kitchens because they typically stand up to lots of daily wear and tear. When designing this cottage-inspired cooking space, Frank Shirley Architects went with a soapstone sink with a matching countertop. What we love best about this material is that it develops a lovely patina with age. Even better, it is incredibly resilient—the gorgeous stone is heat, chemical, and acid-resistant.
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Eye-Catching Glass Kitchen Sink
At first thought, glass may not seem like a durable material for a kitchen sink. However, you may be surprised to learn that it is an option. In this family vacation house by Top Notch Design Studio, a turquoise glass sink is the crowning jewel of the kitchen. Basins like these are typically shatterproof as well as stain, heat, and scratch-resistant. That said, sinks like these are still more prone to chipping than stone, so they may not be the best option for home chefs who put their cooking spaces through the paces on a regular basis.
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Elegant Vintage Kitchen Sink
If you are craving something truly unique, you cannot go wrong with a vintage or antique sink as shown in the retro farmhouse cooking space by Gaspar's Kitchen Remodeling. This one is equipped with its own backsplash and dish drying area.
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Slab Kitchen Sink Perched on Cabinetry
This slab-style kitchen sink in a cooking space, by interior design firm Artichoke, takes the idea of an apron-front basin to the next level. Instead of being tucked under a countertop, it sits on top of cabinetry.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Drool-Worthy Brass Kitchen Sinks
If you crave luxury in your kitchen, get the job done with a polished brass sink. Here Titus Built installed two in this drool-worthy cooking space. But the metallic goodness does not end there; additional brass fixtures from the faucet to cabinet knobs unify the kitchen's high-end appearance.
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Quartz Composite Kitchen Sinks
If you are looking for something a tad more resilient than a granite composite sink, feast your eyes on the quartz composite basin in this kitchen by Whitten Architects. Just like with quartz countertops, the humanmade material is a bit more durable than composites consisting of natural granite.