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Stylish sinks

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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A sink is an essential part of every bathroom and kitchen, and is something that we all use multiple times a day, often without noticing or thinking about it. Today on homify, we looking at some examples of fresh and stylish sink designs from our UK experts that might make you pause, and take note of this standard household item. So, if you have have been thinking that perhaps your bathroom or kitchen could use a bit of an update, look no further!

A round bowl

​This sink is not so different from the the traditional design, but it does play ever so slightly with form. Here the sides of the basin are more rounded than usual, resulting in a circular bowl. The bottom of the basin, however, is flat and sits on the counter as though it is a separate piece resting on top. The tap is quite small and inconspicuous, so that the overall effect is one of a bowl that would have been used for hand washing before the advent of indoor plumbing and running water. 

Classic lines

Cathnor Road:   by Coupdeville

Cathnor Road


This model adopts a rectangular shape, something that is rather unusual for ​a basin. Practically speaking, however, a long, large sink basin is a good idea, as it allows you plenty of room to wash your face or hands without worrying about splashing water everywhere. In addition to being practical, the design works well aesthetically in this bathroom. Note how the linear structure and sharp angles of the sink complement the large square tiles and straight lines reflected in the mirror to create a clean, modern look.


Project 820:  Kitchen by Artichoke

Project 820


​A material that is at once tasteful and decadent, marble is a a good choice to surround a sink. This stone, often used in memorials and monoliths, somehow conveys the impression of being both permanent and delicate; a combination of qualities that could also be applied to water. In this kitchen, the large marble counter that included the sink works perfectly with the large windows, grey walls and hanging chandelier, to create a kitchen that is elegant, and just a tad eclectic.

Pretty in pink

​For a unique, fun look, try adding a pop of bright colour around your sink. This pink counter top seems even more vivid against the metal and running water. The tall, angular tap and fixtures of the sink contribute to the fresh contemporary look, while letting the colour take centre stage.

A gentle curve

Here, we present a sink that is truly one of a kind. The gentle, curved shape of the faucet ​calls to mind the image of flowing water, reminding the hand-washer of the origins of this substance. Despite the unique organic shape, the sink retains a simple, linear look, an effect that is perhaps attributable to the simplicity and clarity of the reflective metal.  

Subtle stripes

vertical pinstripe hand basin:  Bathroom by srb enginering 2000 ltd
srb enginering 2000 ltd

vertical pinstripe hand basin

srb enginering 2000 ltd

Here is a perfect example of how a little detail can make a world of difference. ​This small bathroom sink takes a traditional design, and updates it entirely through the addition of simple, vertical stripes. The black and white colour scheme ensures that the design remains classic looking, while the small size of the sink allows us to picture it installed in rooms of many different styles. This sink could add the perfect unexpected surprise to almost any bathroom!

What do you think of these sinks? Let us know in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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