There are so many kinds of sinks these days that we hardly know where to start when recommending them. However, we must start somewhere. Here are the sink styles that we can’t get enough of.
Basin sinks are a throwback to older times. Centuries ago, before modern plumbing was introduced, those with servants would have water brought to their chambers in the morning to fill their basin sink. They would then be able to wake up, wash their face at the sink, and freshen up as they pleased. These basins could range from basic bowls to ornate works of art and would be left to sit on a table or counter, often with a mirror behind it.
Today, we’ve taken inspiration from these basins to create the very modern and elegant basin sink. Our basin sink styles, of course, have a drain on them and can be used with running water. However, they maintain the beautiful and elegant appearance of basins of old. While they function the same as your average sink, their appearance is unique from most other sinks due to sitting atop the counter rather than set into it.
Integrated sinks go just about the opposite direction of basin sinks. Rather than taking inspiration from the past, integrated sinks aim to become the new popular style.
Integrated sinks are sinks that are built as one with the countertop. That means that there is no seam between counter and sink whatsoever. These sinks are made of the same material and are te same color as the rest of the surrounding countertop.
These sinks are great for those of us who like to explore with new design trends and try to set the bar for the next best thing in interior design.
These sinks are a classic in interior design. They’ve been around for a number of years but have recently taken hold as farmhouse design comes back around to trending. Farmhouse sinks are deep, kitchen sinks made for doing dishes and the like.
What sets them apart from drop-in sinks – the kind of sink whose rim rests on the counter – is that they’re open on the front. These sinks are set in a frame that holds it up from beneath. The lip of the counter rests overtop the edge of the farmhouse sink and the entire front of it is exposed as if it’s been slid into place like a drawer. These sinks are also usually white, made of porcelain or plastic. This makes them look more soft in design than a metal sink.
After all this time, we’ve come a long way in sink design. Sinks are no longer just tubs for washing hands and dishes. We now have the technology to make prep sinks a reality. These sinks can have a number of built in cutting boards, drying racks, strainers, and otherwise. That makes them the ideal sink for those of us who love to cook or prepare raw foods.
No matter what kind of sink styles you prefer, if you need help with your plumbing, POM Plumbing is the best team in Toronto. No matter what kind of sink you have, if it’s backing up, clogged, or needs parts replaced, we’ve got your back. Give us a call and we’ll be there to help in no time.