Your kitchen sink has a huge impact on its surroundings. You’ve probably noticed this in the way that your eyes are quickly drawn to the sink if any dirty dishes are left in it; or when your kitchen tap’s sparkling finish shows up a grubby sink.

However, if your kitchen sink itself is in bad condition, it could be an ever-present eyesore!

While a good deep clean can work rejuvenate a tired old sink, years of heavy use can leave even the most resilient stainless steel sinks scratched and dented to the point of no return.

So if your current one is letting your kitchen down, or you simply want a sleek modern kitchen sink to complete a renovation - we’ve got just the guide for you!

What Type of Kitchen Sink Do I Need?

Single Bowl, 1.5 Bowl or Double Bowl Sinks?

When considering a new kitchen sink, it’s important to take into account the size of your space, as well as the amount of use you and your family expect to get out of it.

While simple single bowl sinks benefit those short on space, roomier 1.5 bowl and double bowl options boast separate sinks; great for rinsing plates before cleaning as well as washing vegetables.

With this in mind, we suggest you use the following guidelines to determine what kind of sink you’ll need:

Single Bowl Sinks - Best suited for small kitchens, in homes with 1-2 people.

1.5 Bowl Sinks - For small to medium kitchens, in homes of 3-5 people.

Double Bowl Sinks - For medium to large kitchens, in busy homes of over 4 people.

Inset or Undermount?

Another question you’ll have to ask when shopping for a new kitchen sink. Choosing between an inset or undermount sink is a mainly aesthetic decision so we recommend picking whichever would suit your space best.

Inset Sinks - The most common option, inset sinks have been a staple in British homes for as long as we’ve had kitchens! Designed to be fitted flush to worktops but with a subtle lip, inset sinks are available in all manner of modern and traditional designs.

Grohe K400 1.5 Bowl Composite Quartz Kitchen Sink with Drainer - Black - 31642AP0
This Grohe K400 sink is a stylish example of an inset sink.

Undermount Sink - Best for those looking to achieve a modern, minimalist look. Undermount sinks are discretely mounted beneath the surface of your worktop to provide a seamless, tidy look to your kitchen.

Grohe K700 1.0 Bowl Undermount Composite Quartz Kitchen Sink - Black - 31653AP0
Undermount sinks, such as this Grohe K700, are a great way to give your space a sophisticated edge.

Our Top 5 Kitchen Sink Picks

From traditional ceramics to striking modern composite options, an elegant and stylish kitchen sink can greatly enhance the look of your kitchen.

Victorian Plumbing’s extensive collection features kitchen sink options to cater to every kind of kitchen. Whether you’re in need of modest single bowl sinks for smaller spaces, or larger 1.5 and double bowl sink options to help with busier households, you’ll be sure for find something to suit your specific needs.

Here are our top five picks, including traditional and modern sinks that are sure to heighten the look of your space while providing practical functionality. We’ve even included recommendations of kitchen taps that best suit them!

1. Reginox Traditional White Ceramic 1.5 Kitchen Sink - This stately and traditional white ceramic 1.5 bowl sink from Reginox is a popular option for those looking to adopt a traditional kitchen look. An inset kitchen sink complete with a spacious draining area and a smaller sink for rinsing plates and washing vegetables.

Reginox Traditional White Ceramic 1.5 Kitchen Sink + Mixer Tap
The Reginox Traditional White Ceramic Kitchen Sink is a luxurious option for any retro-inspired kitchen.

What kitchen tap suits it best, we hear you ask? To sweeten the deal, this charming Reginox traditional sink actually comes equipped with its own chrome-plated traditional tap (seen in the image above), saving you the hassle of finding one to match.

2. Rangemaster Double Bowl Belfast Ceramic Kitchen Sink - Want that sought-after traditional kitchen sink look but with all the benefits of a double bowl sink? Look no further than the Rangemaster Belfast Ceramic Kitchen Sink. A striking fire-clay ceramic option with twin extra deep bowls and a smooth high gloss finish.

Rangemaster Double Bowl Belfast Ceramic Kitchen Sink
This Belfast-style ceramic kitchen sink from Rangemaster offers ample space for washing up without scrimping on style.

With ample room for those larger pots and pans that don’t quite fit in the dishwasher, the Rangemaster is best used in large, busy kitchens. Our tap of choice to suit it? This Dual-Lever Traditional Kitchen Tap. Its swivel spout makes it ideal for double bowl sinks while its Victorian styling makes it the ideal accompaniment to a traditional space.

3. Grohe K700 1.5 Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink - A stand-out undermount option, the Grohe K700 is one of our favourite modern kitchen sinks. Carefully constructed of sleek stainless steel and in a durable satin finish, the K700 simply exudes luxury. The sink even boasts left and right-hand options, allowing you to adjust it to your own specific needs.

Grohe K700 1.5 Bowl Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
This subtly stylish undermount sink from Grohe will fit seamlessly into any modern kitchen.

A distinctive minimalist sink requires an equally impressive tap. We think the K700 is at its best when paired with this Edmonton Modern Brushed Stainless Steel Kitchen Mixer Tap. Specifically designed with 1.5 bowl sinks in mind, the Edmonton modern kitchen tap features a sturdy swivel spout and a simple single lever design.

4. Reginox Tuscany 1.5 Bowl White Ceramic Undermount Kitchen Sink - The Reginox Tuscany is an elegant and versatile undermount kitchen sink that can be used in both traditional and contemporary settings. The sink itself is crafted using fine fire clay, ensuring longevity and making it resistant to heavy daily use.

Reginox Tuscany 1.5 Bowl White Ceramic Undermount Kitchen Sink
The Reginox Tuscany 1.5 Bowl White Ceramic Undermount Kitchen Sink suits both modern and traditional kitchens.

Though pictured with a snazzy modern tap, we think the Reginox Tuscany is best paired with a traditional kitchen mixer. This Britannia Classic Mono Sink Mixer in brushed nickel is our pick. Its intricate crossheads and smart classic styling make it a surefire winner for any period-look space.

5. Grohe K200 1.0 Bowl Round Composite Kitchen Sink - Grohe’s K200 Composite kitchen sink offers subtle modern styling in a highly on-trend granite black finish. One of our most popular modern kitchen sinks, the K200 is made of 80% quartz with the remaining 20% a durable acrylic resin to protect against stains, scratches, heat and dents.

Grohe K200 1.0 Bowl Round Composite Quartz Kitchen Sink - Black - 31656AP0
In its granite black finish, the Grohe K200 1.0 Bowl Round Composite Quartz Kitchen Sink is a highly on-trend option.

Continuing the darker theme, our top tap tip for this sink is the Cabana Single Lever Flexible Monobloc Kitchen Sink Tap. This unconventional chrome and black kitchen tap boasts a flexible spring spout, making it easy to direct water to wherever you need it. The blend of flashy chrome and understated matte black will help bring a tasteful, high-end look to your space.



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