5 Kitchen Sink Trends You’ll See In 2020

Thinking about renovating your kitchen or upgrading your sink? These 2020 kitchen trends will inspire you!

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The Hausera Editorial Team

The right sink can give your kitchen a warm, welcoming vibe. Meanwhile, the wrong sink can ruin your aesthetic and make everyday chores harder for you. That’s why you want to be careful about the sink you choose to install in your dream home. You need to pick a style that is going to give you enough room to wash your dishes, survive wear and tear, and match with your décor. If you have plans to update your kitchen, you should keep in mind these 5 kitchen sink trends you’ll see in 2020: 

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks have been a trend for a while now, but their popularity is only growing as we head into 2020. If you’re not already aware, a farmhouse sink, also known as an apron front sink, has a deep basic used to hold large amounts of water. Back in the day, people had to walk to a water source because they didn’t have any running water, so farmhouse sinks allowed them to save their water for washing dishes or laundry or children. It made their daily household chores much easier. 

Now, farmhouse sinks act as more of a statement piece. They’re perfect for traditional style homes hoping to achieve a rustic look. However, you can make them work in a transitional or modern style home too because they come in a variety of materials, ranging from fireclay to stainless steel to cast iron to copper. 

Of course, farmhouse sinks are still functional. They provide plenty of room for large pots and pans, so you won’t have to worry about having a tall stack of dishes waiting to be washed. Also, since farmhouse sinks are typically embedded into countertops, you’ll be able to sweep crumbs straight into the sink for easy cleaning. 

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Trough Sinks

Trough sinks are long, deep, single-basin sinks with more than one faucet. They were inspired by troughs used by farm animals in order to drink their water. Traditionally, troughs were made out of wood, but now they are available in a variety of materials, such as concrete, porcelain, stone, and metal. Since there are so many materials to choose from, you can purchase a trough sink in a country-style or a sleek, modern style. 

No matter what kind of look you’re trying to achieve in your kitchen, you can install a trough sink in a bar area or a cleaning area. It will give you plenty of room to soak glasses, dishes, and silverware. It will also give you a chance to involve other family members in the household chores because there will be more than enough room for you to wash the dishes together. 

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Fireclay Sinks

Not only are fireclay sinks stylish, but they are also extremely durable. They can handle high traffic kitchens without any wear and tear. Because of the thickness and weight of the sink, they don’t get dings, dents, or chips easily. They are non-porous and have a stain and scratch-resistant surface, so all you need to do when it comes time to clean is wipe them down. If there’s any extra residue, you can use detergent or a mild non-abrasive cleaner in order to scrub away the mess. As long as you maintain your fireclay sink, the material will last you a lifetime. You won’t have to worry about replacing it.

The only downside to fireclay sinks is that they are typically only available in a farmhouse style. If that doesn’t match your home decor style, or if you want a sink in a shape other than a rectangle, then a fireclay sink isn’t going to fit seamlessly into your home.

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Black Sinks

Although most household sinks you see are silver or tan, black accent sinks are becoming popular in darker kitchens. Instead of blending in with the rest of the décor, they draw attention. They allow your sink to work as a sleek, trendy statement piece.

One of the biggest benefits of installing a black sink is how long they maintain their appearance. The color will look brand new much longer than a porcelain sink would because dirt and dings don’t show easily. Black sinks are much better for kitchens with a lot of traffic, and homes with small children who could create a mess, because they’re much easier to clean and less likely to stain.

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Copper Sinks

Copper sinks are quickly gaining popularity due to their elegant appearance. They work well in traditional kitchens because they make the room look warm and welcoming. Many copper sinks are made by hand, so there are plenty of companies that offer custom sizes and design styles. This means you don’t have to worry about whether you’ll stumble across what you’re looking to find. You can custom order something that matches your specific kitchen perfectly.  

However, there are a few downsides to installing a copper sink. Not only is the material expensive, but copper sinks are much more difficult to maintain than other materials, like stainless steel. Copper sinks are sensitive to heat and harsh cleaning agents, but they require frequent cleaning in order to keep their antibacterial finish intact. In addition to cleaning a copper sink with soap and water on a frequent basis, they also require waxing to preserve their shine. 

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If you’re planning to update your kitchen in 2020, keep these sink trends in mind. Deciding on a kitchen sink material can be hard, especially if you're trying to match the rest of the hardware, appliances, decor, and paint colors, but once you know what look you're going for, the rest is pretty smooth sailing. They can turn your kitchen into the most beautiful room in the house.