From fireclay and ceramic to cast acrylic and stainless, today's basins range from traditional to trendy. Read on to get “in sink” with the latest products.
A single round bowl with European-style drainboard, the model LR521 stainless steel sink is suitable for the kitchen, laundry, or bar, and allows enough room for a dishwasher beneath. The sink's satin-finished, 304-grade stainless steel construction allows for optimum hygiene and durability, the maker says. 800.449.4401. www.oliverisinks.com.
Perfect for a kitchen island or preparation area, the Mystic 2812 undermount sink is designed to be the focal point of entertainment gatherings. Available in 48- or 26-inch-long styles, water cascades from the faucet to the drain at the opposite end over satin-finished, nickel-bearing stainless steel. The sloping sink comes with an LK8 grid strainer. 630.572.3192. www.elkayusa.com.
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From the Artistry in Ceramics collection comes the fun colors line of basins, reflecting a new hue in sink products. Five pastel colors are now available for a variety of basin styles and patterns, and each ceramic glaze is created from organic materials, which produces a unique finish, the maker says. 800.726.7680. www.batesandbates.com.
The fireclay farmhouse sink fuses durability with the warmth of handmade pottery, creating a traditional look. The apron-front sink has a high-gloss glaze and is highly resistant to chipping or scratching because of its firing process. 800.423.5537. www.astracastusa.com.
The Seafoam Green Jentle Jet Laundry Sink combines fashion with function. Three powerful microjets, a three-speed control knob that adjusts whirlpool action, and a quiet, 1.0-bhp pump ensure that garments, from delicate to bulky, receive appropriate care. The Lucite cast acrylic sink comes with a washboard front and is available in more than 50 colors. 800.783.8827. www.mtiwhirlpools.com.
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