You may believe that a kitchen sink is just a sink. It serves a practical purpose, and that’s it. But we’re here to tell you that your washbasin can be a lot more than that. In fact, apart from functionality, it can also enhance your culinary space. In a way that makes your design scheme feel even more luxurious and sophisticated.
And while there are many configuration options to consider from the number of bowls, to mounting styles to sink materials. There is nothing more than a luxury than a marble kitchen sink.
Gorgeous as they may be, natural stone sinks aren’t without their drawbacks. So you want to make sure that you are fully aware of all the pros and cons before making a decision that will impact your kitchen remodel and your bottom line.
Since a marble kitchen sink is much heavier than other types of sinks, it will likely require professional installation, and additional support inside the cabinet. In order to tackle the job yourself, you’d need to be an extremely seasoned. DIYer who feels comfortable with a project of this magnitude and has all of the necessary tools.
One of the nice things about marble sinks is that they come in a variety of styles. For example, you can use a seamlessly integrated sink – just like the one in modern kitchen designs. By Catherine Kwong pictured above – meaning there is no distraction between the marble countertop and the matching sink. Since this option is custom made, and needs to be made from stone blocks, the final price tag will vary depending on the cost of the materials. The size and shape of the basin and table, as well as the overall complexity of the project. Or, you can take the more classic route and opt for an undermount or drop-in style sink. According to Thumbtack, the average cost for installing a stone sink can run between $200 – $800.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Because marble has been used in the kitchen all this time and still survives as a decent material to use in the culinary space today. But how durable is it really? While marble is certainly resistant to heat, it is fairly porous. so it will experience stains, chips, nicks, and scratches if not properly sealed. The moral of the story? Sealing will greatly increase the durability of your marble kitchen sink.
Luckily, it’s very easy to keep a marble kitchen sink clean. All you really need for clean-up is a damp cloth and a marble-safe cleaner to wipe up messes, but if you prefer to use soap, make sure it is non-abrasive. Avoid scratchy sponges and acidic substances (such as lemons, vinegar, and wine) that can etch the surface.
You might have guessed just by looking at this striking marble sink showcased in this kitchen by Elizabeth Roberts. Natural stone sinks, made of quartz, granite, slate, or marble, can cost anywhere from $ 1,000- $ 5,000, and this does not include installation fees. Keep in mind that a larger marble sink, such as a double bowl sink, will cost more.
Pros and Cons
Nothing in life is perfect, including marble kitchen sinks. Although we have to say, a gorgeous integrated design with a drainboard is visible in the cab. So, in an effort to make the decision-making process a little easier, we’ve broken down the main pros and cons you should be aware of before you invest in amazing design features.
Pair it with brass
To enhance the luxury factor of your marble kitchen sink, pair it with brass fittings that are sure to add to your kitchen elegance. That’s how deVOL Kitchens made this Carrara marble farmhouse kitchen sink look so well-appointed and head-turning.
Embrace classic visuals
Marble is a classic interior material that has been used for centuries. Why not use natural stone for an understated and elegant feel to your culinary space. For example, Angela and Danielle from Studio Onyx give this culinary design a quiet, traditional touch. Yet beautiful with the help of a marble worktop and a matching, integrated sink to boot.
Consider an apron front sink
While an apron front sink is at the top of many farmhouse enthusiasts’ wish lists, you don’t always have to go with white porcelain. Instead, why not opt for white marble instead? The light blue cabinetry and Victoria bridge faucet are a nice touch and complete the timeless scene.
Anchor the color palette
If there is a predominant veining color seen throughout the marble in your cook space, consider reinforcing that hue with the help of the other features in your space. In this modern kitchen showcased by DSHOP, the black veining seen on the countertops, backsplash, and sink is echoed in the light fixture, faucet, and cabinetry.
Make it stand out from the cabinetry
Displaying distinctive veining, a marble apron front sink is a lovely way to differentiate it from your cabinetry. That’s exactly what Jenny Komenda did in her kitchen, and as a result, her marble sink looks like a showstopper amid a sea of cream-colored cabinets.
Set it apart from the countertops
You can always opt to pair your marble sink with countertops flaunting a different hue — or perhaps a different material entirely. For instance, Renee and Christina of Park and Oak Interior Design partnered this single bowl kitchen sink, flaunting white and gray marble, with black soapstone countertops.