Sinks Hot Picks

Check out the top sinks that aid efficiency and add beauty to your kitchen or bath from the 2008 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

-Sinks: They're all about shape, organization, and materials. Hello, I'm Linda Eggerss, Editor of Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine, and I'm here at The Annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. I'm gonna take you on a tour of sinks that have gorgeous shapes that organize your life and have beautiful materials. Look at this! -The Cascade Super Single sink from Blanco features a split-level basin. An integrated stainless steel mesh colander provides hand-free rinsing of fruits, vegetables, and utensils. The sink is made from 80% granite and is scratch and stain resistant. The hygienic non-porous surface is easy to clean and doesn't absorb odors or bacteria. The Square Vitreous China Vessel sink is a stylish addition to any bath. It is available in a single- or triple-hole faucet configuration. The simple, classic geometric shape creates a harmonious look. The Avado Accent sink from Elkay has a distinctive double-sink design. The second basin is only 4 inches deep and is located in the back. This shallow area is perfect for thawing meat or rinsing vegetables. A variety of accessories such as baskets, cutting boards, and strainers extend the functionality of the sink. The Tempered Glass sink from Franke features a combination of tempered glass in either seafoam green or black with high-quality stainless steel. To accommodate its use as an extended work surface, the glass is sloped gently toward the bowl and has a slightly textured finish to prevent slipping. The Prologue Wet Surface sink from Kohler features 18-gauge stainless steel. The single basin sink has a recessed wet work surface that is a great place to prepare chicken, fish, or fresh produce for a meal. A custom fit cutting board and colander are included. The Purismo Star Performance Series sink from KWC has a brushed finish and 16-gauge stainless steel. The sink is hand-welded and the underside has a protective layer of Dinaphon to muffle noises. The Tatra lavatory sink from Native Trails has a beautiful square design that rests above the counter. It is handcrafted with heavy gauge copper and is struck by the coppersmith's hammer around 40,000 times. Sonoma Cast Stone sinks are stylish concrete sinks with distinctive shapes and designs that are custom made to fit any color scheme or dcor. -Remember, sinks are all about beautiful shapes, organizing your life, and gorgeous materials. Look at these. Those are my hot picks for sinks.