When remodeling a kitchen, countertops, cabinets and appliances are all important considerations. But creating the ideal kitchen sink setup shouldn’t be overlooked. Sink styles, faucet finishes, nearby lighting and where to place the sink are among the things to discuss with your kitchen designer.
Check out these 20 stylish sink setups and let us know which one you think would make scrubbing pots and pans more of a pleasure than a chore.
A trio of floating shelves on the wall above the sink allows the owners of this Portland, Maine, kitchen by Balance Design Studio
to display a colorful collection of dishware. The custom tiles directly above the soapstone apron sink are another standout.Find a kitchen designer on Houzz
A wall covered in hot-rolled steel and a window with gorgeous views make this sink setup by ODS Architecture
a winner in San Francisco. The white oak lower cabinets with low-profile hardware add to the contemporary aesthetic.Shop for cabinet hardware
. Designer Courtney Bates
added a task-style pendant light with a rattan shade above the sink in this Los Angeles kitchen, to great effect. Dark blue lower cabinets with black hardware add visual weight to the space.
The corner sink in this San Francisco kitchen by KBG Design
gets natural light from the nearby window. Its white apron style features a subtle pattern that adds texture. Other highlights of the setup include a glazed ceramic backsplash, rose gold faucet and hardware, and gray-green cabinets.
A black casement window with an arched top provides a dramatic backdrop for the sink setup in this Philadelphia kitchen by Lisa Furey Interiors
. The apron sink, soapstone countertop and painted white wood backsplash complete the classic space.
The blue-and-white patterned Roman shade above the sink
brings a visual pop to this Denver kitchen by Kate Bendewald Interior Design
. A backsplash of zellige tile adds to the appeal.
A mounted staghorn fern on the wall above the apron sink and the small framed paintings add an eclectic vibe to this Atlanta kitchen by Soorikian Architecture
An awning window above the sink allows the owners of this all-white North Carolina kitchen by Tongue & Groove Design+Build
to open up the space to the outside and the woodsy backyard views.
A linen Roman shade with embroidered tape trim adds a sophisticated touch to this New York kitchen by J. Stephens Interiors
. The brass faucet, cream-toned cabinets and marble countertops complete the elegant look.
The mirrored backsplash behind the sink reflects light and provides an open feel in this Dublin kitchen by Shalford Interiors
. Floating shelves above the sink provide easy access to glassware.
A bold black-and-white color palette makes this Austin, Texas, kitchen by Emerald & Laurel
stand out. The wood countertop adds warmth amid the black lower cabinets and the white shiplap walls.
If you’re a fan of midcentury modern design, this New York kitchen by Blejer Architecture
might be for you. A small rectangular window frames the view above the sink, while a row of windows along the roofline brings in tons of natural light.
The steel blue wall paint in this Minneapolis kitchen by Thompson Construction
adds a visual splash to the white countertop and cabinets. Walnut shelves provide display space for plants and accessories.
This Los Angeles kitchen by White Sands Coastal Development
has a casual beach vibe that soothes the senses. A Roman shade above the sink features a simple pattern with light blue stripes. The marble subway tile backsplash and brass hardware and sink fixtures provide a classic touch.
This modern rustic kitchen in Salt Lake City is by Lloyd Architects
. It features shelves in front of the windows that allow the amazing views to go relatively unimpeded while providing plenty of storage.
The black cabinet hardware and faucet provide stark contrast in this mostly white Boston kitchen by Kelly McGuill Home
. The glazed ceramic subway tile on the wall adds subtle shimmer, while floating shelves offer storage for dishes and accessories.
This classically handsome kitchen in Houston is by MMI Design
. Note the marble front on the sink that fits seamlessly with the countertops. The white oak lower cabinets, glass-front upper cabinets and arched casement window above the sink are other highlights of the space.
A task-style light fixture with green shades and a side wall painted pink add pops of color in this eclectic Seattle kitchen by The Phinery
. A trio of wall shelves in the corner provides display space for accessories. The bold black sink faucet is another stylish touch.
A large casement window above the sink in this Chicago kitchen by Laura Design Co.
provides a lush view. The dark lower cabinets with brass hardware create balance in the airy space.