3 Reasons to Have a Sink in Your Island
An island can be an essential addition to a kitchen, especially larger kitchens. Islands occupy large spaces in the kitchen and provide more counter and cabinet space. An optional layout is to have an island equipped with a sink, this provides easy water and basin access to help when cooking weekly meals or for large gatherings. Let’s go through the benefits of having a sink on your island!
Easy Clean Up
Islands provide plenty of space to food prep, big or small. Convenience is utmost important when working in the kitchen and that’s where island sinks can really come in handy.
Instead of pacing back and forth to the kitchen’s sink to rinse vegetables or clean your hands, island sinks allow functional access to water and also a quick place to put used utensils for later cleaning.
The purpose of an island is to occupy open space in a kitchen while providing additional countersace for preparations, serving and organization. While an island sink occupies some of that counter space, it makes cooking meals much more accommodating.
It can be a struggle trying to carry utensils, food and containers around the kitchen but islands minimize this juggling especially when installed with a sink for easy, cleaning accessibility. Having the main sink in the island allows for better socialization as well, instead of your family or guests speaking to your back, it creates a more personal exchange while you’re serving or preparing food.
Picking the Right Sink for an Island
After deciding that having an island sink is the right fit for your kitchen’s layout, it’s important to know which sink would best fit your kitchen’s design and theme.
There are several options for a sink ranging from a farmhouse sink, drop in sink and undermount sink. The distinct differences between a drop in sink and undermount sink is loosely described in their names. A drop in sink is installed from the top of the island and it (gently) drops into the counter top whereas the undermount sink is installed from underneath the countertop. Makes enough sense, right? Farmhouse sinks are also drop-in sinks but are exposed from the front and help tie the farmhouse design style into the kitchen.
Choosing the sink for your island is a personal and design focused decision. Drop in, Undermount and Farmhouse sinks are all great options and provide the accessibility needed in the kitchen.