The humble kitchen sink, one of the most used items in a kitchen, definitely gets the least amount of discussion. The kitchen sink conversation starts & ends in a few short sentences… undermounted or overmounted, stainless steel or ceramic, bowl or bowl & a half, decision made, job done.
Having spent the last few years with a beautiful polar white ceramic kitchen sink (which now looks awful as it’s chipped everywhere, not to mention the countless wine glass stems that remained at the bottom of the bowl after careful washing) I have come to the realisation that the humble sink should be given some more thought, time & consideration.
Now that I need to replace the beautiful sink, I have been mulling over how often we actually use this item that is a mere after thought. I seem to spend a lot of my day in or around the sink, washing something or in some cases someone. Dishes, pots, cutlery, washing & peeling veg, hand washing items of clothing & there was time when we even bathed small babies in the sink, the list is endless.
Based on the amount of times that we do those things each day from a value per use point of view..we should definitely give the humble kitchen sink a bit more thought.
I won’t get into where kitchen designers always seem to place the kitchen sink just yet, as I need to wash the window behind the sink that is always covered in those annoying splashes of water!
Up next… the metamorphosis of the tap!