|Luke Arthur Wells|||||written on: 12-08-2019 08:00am|
The current trend in kitchen sinks is undoubtedly leaning more towards undermount designs. Undermount, if you're unfamiliar, refers to sinks that are fitted and sit below the underside of the worktop, meaning the work surface material sits over the lip of the sink.
These are often ceramic or stainless steel in material, and fitted as an individual element around a worktop that has had a hole cut to fit the specified sink. However, when working with a durable work surface material, another option open to you is to have the sink made out of the same material, or have the worktop fabricated to include a sink seamlessly from the same material.
Here's four reasons they're worth considering for your kitchen renovation.
With an integrated sink, you don't have to be limited by what's available on the market, meaning that you can really bespoke the size and shape you want from the material you want to. While this option may be more expensive, you'll already be working with a supplier for your worktop needs, so it's always worth having the conversation.
One of the benefits of an undermount sink is that it has very little visual impact on the work surface plane from a distance. With an integrated sink made of the same material, this quality is only increased, as there is no ceramic white or stainless steel breaking up the material from any perspective. If you choose a seamless integrated sink, losing those join lines may not seem like a big deal, but even that really adds a sleekness that bespeaks the high end nature of the design.
Depending on the materials you use, an integrated sink design can be a really durable option. The likes of Caesarstone and Dekton by Cosentino have anti-scratch, anti-stain, anti-UV, water-resistant properties, which mean that despite your best efforts, the sink will stay looking better for longer.
Easy to clean
There's no need to change up cleaners for a different material used in the sink, and when it comes to seamlessly integrated sinks, the lack of joining seams means less areas for dirt, grime and bacteria to collect, meaning no awkward scrubbing.
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Luke Arthur Wells
Luke is an interior designer, stylist and blogger at www.lukearthurwells.com. He’s a believer in understated interiors that don’t have to shout to be heard, and he’s currently practicing what he preaches renovating a Victorian terrace in Essex, where he lives with his partner and two pampered pups. When it comes to his design style, he loves new and interesting building materials, a carefully chosen white paint and he also has a weakness for coffee table books and a fresh bunch of eucalyptus.