The bar sink has evolved from a kitchen work station into a staging area for food and beverages as well.
Q: I’m planning an extensive kitchen remodel. I want a kitchen island with a bar sink and plan to include this feature with our new kitchen. What bar sink features can you suggest to help me find my perfect island sink?
A: With kitchen island sinks, I can tell you that the good old-fashioned bar sink has basically evolved into a staging area for food and beverages rather than an actual work station.
With this in mind, I suggest you think of your island sink as a focal point in your kitchen, and you take advantage of new bar sink design features.
Three categories to explore:
Material choice. Cast iron and acrylic are popular material options, as well as stainless steel.
Shape and mounting. Undermount bar sinks with rounded shapes can make a dramatic visual statement.
Faucet and accessories. High-end faucets and custom cutting boards will help keep your new island sink on the cutting edge of the latest design trends.
Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.