2019 Kitchen Sink Trends
Kitchen sinks are available in more shapes, sizes, and materials than ever. Continuing trends this year include undermount kitchen sinks, self-rimming sinks, and prep sinks. Kohler sinks, in particular, can include a wide range of accessories, including cutting boards, utensil trays, and drying racks. Additionally, homeowners are looking for sinks that have been ergonomically designed to be ADA-compliant while also adding style and functionality.
Seamless Undermount Sinks
Undermount sinks, like the Kohler Prolific sink, are installed below the countertop, allowing for easy countertop cleanup. This type of sink can only be used with solid-surface countertops, such as stainless steel, granite, marble, or composite. Enameled cast iron is another popular material for kitchen sinks due to its affordability and availability in a wide range of colors.
To maximize your kitchen workstation for high efficiency, consider looking for undermount sinks with multiple graduated ledges in the basin. This allows you to place multipurpose grated racks, a colander, a cutting board, and even a washbin exactly where you want them. The Kohler Prolific sink also features a unique cone-shaped drain for easier cleanup, while SilentShield® sound absorption reduces disposal and dishwashing noise.
Functional Self-Trimming Sinks
Kohler’s Self-Trimming kitchen sink design consists of a simple rough cut that overlaps the cabinet face for easy installation. Most sinks are designed to fit in standard 36-inch apron-front cabinetry. Kohler’s Smart Divide, a lower bowl divider that splits the two compartments, increases workspace and versatility by making it easy to wash large items and still keep the basins separate.
The sink’s weight is supported by a rim that extends above the countertop surface. Stainless steel is one of the most durable and easy to clean materials for kitchen sinks. Enameled cast iron sinks, like the Whitehaven Hayridge apron-front kitchen sink, resist chipping, cracking, or burning to add timeless appeal to a kitchen combined with reliable performance.
Useful Bar and Entertainment Sinks
Homeowners are opting for prep sinks or bar sinks to supplement their primary sink for more functionality. These food preparation sinks are ideally sized for prepping drinks and appetizers, rinsing vegetables, and drying glassware. Bar sinks can be paired with other kitchen sinks from the same design collection for a cohesive contemporary vibe in your kitchen.
The Kohler Strive bar sink is made of premium quality 16-gauge stainless steel with a compact basin that offers professional style and easy-to-clean curved corners. Many entertainment sinks also include a bottom sink rack that helps prevent scratches and protect the finish.
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