Four reasons to choose an integrated sink

A kitchen sink made out of the same material as your worktops creates a sleek, seamless look that's also incredibly practical

The current trend in kitchen sinks is undoubtedly leaning more towards undermount models like the Belfast or butler sink, both popular options for traditional or country-style schemes.

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Often ceramic or stainless steel in material, these sit as an individual element slightly below the surface of the worktops. However, if you’re working with a durable surface material, another option is to have the sink made out of the same material or have the worktop fabricated to seamlessly include it. Here are four reasons to consider an integrated sink:

Sleek visuals

Integrated sink design from Ledbury Studio
Integrated sink design from Ledbury Studio

With an integrated sink made of the same material as the work surfaces, the visual impact is seamless, and, from all perspectives, there will be no ceramic or stainless steel interrupting the worktop. Losing those join lines may not seem like a big deal, but it adds a sleekness that echoes a high-end feel in the design.

Easy to clean

When it comes to seamlessly integrated sinks, there’s no need to change up your cleaning supplies inside the bowl and the lack of joining seams means less areas for dirt, grime and bacteria to collect -no more awkward scrubbing.

Completely customisable

With an integrated sink, you don’t have to be limited by the models available on the market, meaning that you can really go bespoke on the size and shape you want from the material. 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.

Durability

The stainless steel sink and matching tap co-ordinate harmoniously with the sleek dark grey quartz worktops, featured in Sally's home makeover
The stainless steel sink and matching tap co-ordinate harmoniously with the sleek dark grey quartz worktops, featured in Sally’s home makeover

Depending on the materials you use, an integrated sink design can be a really durable option. High-quality worktop options from the likes of Caesarstone and Dekton will already have anti-scratch, anti-stain, anti-UV and water-resistant properties, which mean that despite your best efforts, a sink made from the same material will take plenty of use and still look great.

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Words by Luke Arthur Wells