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Choosing A Unique Bar Sink

There are some choices when installing bar sinks that will make the sink the uncontested centerpiece of your home bar. If stunning is what you are going for, then keep reading as we present these different choices! Keep in mind that some of these choices might not be the most user friendly, or functional, but the sink will still work fine and will look absolutely fantastic.

The first choice when it comes to making a statement with your sink is definitely a vessel sink. It is a bit unusual to use a vessel as a bar sink, but there is no better way to have your sink stand out and become the conversation starter you are seeking. If you are going with a vessel, don’t be boring. Choose something with a clear style message like a copper vessel or glass vessel sink. As far as copper goes, you can choose a smooth or hammered finish. As for glass, there are many options to choose from, including a glass mosaic or a solid color glass sink. Remember that with a vessel sink both sides of the bowl are exposed, so you really have a chance to show off the style as the sink actually mounts to the top of the counter top. Some vessels are partially recessed into the counter top, but for the most part they mount to the top and the entire bowl is visible to anyone nearby. Just keep in mind that a vessel sink is a little more awkward for the person actually using it. But a bar sink is mostly for rinsing glasses, so unless you are going to do more than that the function of a vessel should be fine.

Even if you choose a more traditional mounting sink, consider an alternative material for your sink. Copper, glass, granite or marble all make very unique and beautiful sinks. Stainless steel is the most popular sink choice, and while it has a classy and clean look to it, it does not have that “Wow” factor that we are talking about in this article.

As you can see, the choices in sinks are limited only by your imagination. Don’t think of your bar sink as an afterthought. Think about it first and build around it and you will have made the style impact that you are looking for in your home bar.

How To Get The Most From Your Bar Sink

bar sinkInstalling a bar sink in a home is usually an aesthetic addition, but with some functional planning you can actually get some serious use from it!  I know that it seems odd to think that most people who install a bar faucet and sink in their home don’t ever really use it, but it’s an unfortunate truth!  In this post I want to share some tips and additions that you can do to get some actual use out of your new sink.

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The location of your sink installation will be the biggest determinant of how much use you get from it.  Sinks in the kitchen and bathroom will get the most mileage.  If you are looking to install this in your home bar, you are probably only going to use it when it’s time for a drink, but that is what it’s there for.

In the kitchen you can add a water filter to a bar faucet and have clean, filtered drinking water whenever you want.  This will prevent you from wasting the filter while washing dishes or whatever you do with the regular kitchen sink.  You can also add this same setup to the bathroom.

Having the right size sink will also help you use it more often.  Some people install sinks that are just too small, and they end up splashing water all over the counter and floor!  The key to making sure that this doesn’t happen is to get a sink that is fairly deep.  When you see this type of sink in action in an actual bar they are much deeper than the regular bar sinks that they design for homes, this is to prevent making a mess while cleaning up.

Take all of the things discussed above to make sure that you actually use your new bar sink.  Do so, and you’ve gotten 100% more use out of it than almost everyone else who puts these in their home!