Whether you're remodeling your home or building a new one, Overstock.com's selection of sinks makes it easy to find just the right fixture for your project. Whether you are looking for a sleek sink for your bathroom or a functional sink for your utility room, there are different shapes, sizes, materials, and functions available to match your needs. Choose from popular brands such as Kohler, Kraus, ProFlo, and American Standard for the quality you can trust, and don't forget special features and accessories to make life easier, including strainers, soap dispensers, grids, and garbage disposals.
The sink is a staple in your kitchen, so it's important to choose a color and finish that fits with your design scheme, as well as a material and style to suit your family's needs. The options available for kitchen sinks are nearly limitless, ranging from mount type to style. Undermount sinks sit beneath the counter, providing a clean, finished look that's ideal for modern kitchens, while drop-in sinks fit into a hole in the countertop, offering fast and convenient installation for do-it-yourselfers. If you have a smaller kitchen that's limited on space or like the function of one large soaking area, single-basin sinks are an option, whereas double-bowl sinks have two basins, offering you more flexibility for food preparation and dishwashing.
Every bathroom needs a sink, and the extensive range of styles, sizes, finishes, and features available makes it easy to find one that works with your space. Pedestal sinks consist of a sink basin atop a pedestal, making them an excellent choice for smaller bathrooms that are tight on space. Vessel sinks provide an attractive design aesthetic with a freestanding bowl sitting atop a vanity. More traditional drop-in and undermount styles are other options to add to a vanity for ample storage.
Bar sinks can be used to outfit a wet bar or kitchen prep area, such as in a kitchen island. Undermount bar sinks add a sleek, polished look, while drop-in styles offer simple installation. A dual-mount bar sink allows you to install the piece as an undermount or drop-in for maximum versatility. A variety of color and material options make it easy to customize your sink to match your decor.
Utility sinks serve all manner of purposes throughout your home, and many options are available to meet your specific needs, from rinsing paint brushes to bathing pets. A single-basin floor-mounted utility sink is ideal for placing in a laundry room, so you can hand-wash or soak delicate pieces. Double-basin utility sinks offer more room if your floor plan allows it, while wall-mounted trough-style utility sinks fit well in basements or canning rooms.
Stainless steel is a popular option for kitchen sinks, as the material is typically inexpensive and cleans up easily. Stainless steel sinks tend to be resistant to stains and heat, making them a popular choice. Stainless steel sinks vary in thickness, which is measured by gauge. The lower the gauge number, the thicker and stronger the material. For example, a 16-gauge sink is considerably thicker and more durable than a 22-gauge one and can better support a heavier faucet.
Common in both kitchens and bathrooms, ceramic sinks are easy to clean and maintain and typically fall within an affordable price range. Ceramic sinks resist staining, scratching, or burning well, and complement more traditional design schemes.
Fireclay sinks are molded from ceramic clay, heated, coated with porcelain enamel, and heated again. Fireclay sinks are typically more expensive than most other materials, but they are also stronger and last longer. Fireclay sinks are most common in farmhouse and apron-style sinks.
Copper has become a popular material for sinks because of its aesthetic appeal, often used for ornamental pieces. Copper offers antimicrobial properties and is resistant to rusting or corrosion. Sinks made of copper are more prone to discoloration and require more maintenance, but the sense of glamour and beauty may be well worth the extra effort. Copper sinks come a variety of styles and tones, from smooth to hand-hammered finishes.
In bathrooms, pop-up drains are a popular choice because they can be sealed or opened with a simple press of the cover, while grid drains keep larger items from entering the drain pipe. Bathroom drains come in a variety of metal types, so you can choose a drain that matches your faucet.
Most kitchen sinks use a standard basket drain that works with a strainer to a screen over your sink's drain to keep food and debris from clogging your pipes. Strainers come in metal or plastic varieties, and those with stoppers make it easy to close off the drain completely when you want to fill your sink with water.
A soap dispenser installed with or near your sink encourages frequent hand-washing whether in the bathroom or kitchen. There are traditional pump models or battery-operated, motion-activated models, which provide easy, touch-free operation while helping to minimize the spread of germs. Automatic dispensers may be standalone, wall-mounted, or installed in the sink along with your faucet.
Grids fit at the bottom of your sink's basin, serving a variety of purposes in your kitchen. Grids help protect the finish on your sink from damage by pots, pans, or utensils, and they are also handy for rinsing fruits and vegetables, thawing meats, or drying dishes in your sink without allowing items to touch the bottom of the basin. Roll-up sink mats fit over the top of a sink and serve as an extension of your countertop for dishes or food items.
Handle solid waste easily by installing a garbage disposal along with your sink. Overstock.com carries brands such as Waste King, InSinkErator, and WasteMaid. Continuous feed disposals operate using an on and off wall switch, and models range from 1/3 horsepower to 1-1/4 horsepower to suit your waste disposal requirements.