Which sink?

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Katjolo Sun 18-Apr-21 15:18:33

Hi all, planning a new kitchen. Going for white quartz worktop and would like a gold/brass tap. Which sink would compliment this?

Originally I had planned for a Belfast sink because I love them but not sure on how practical they are.

Can anyone give any pros and cons on the following: Belfast sink, composite sink or traditional stainless steel... will the latter look strange with the worktop?

Thoughts on undercounter sink?

Thanks all.

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missminimum Sun 18-Apr-21 15:54:37

Following as we are looking intp similar issues

MaryLennoxsScowl Sun 18-Apr-21 16:25:46

I’ve got a Belfast sink and I love it. Why wouldn’t it be practical? Get grooves cut in the worktop for draining board, and use a washing up basin to save water. Mine comes up beautifully clean with a bit of bleachy water and I’m not at all careful with it. I don’t leave teabags/coffee grounds in the sink all day though - my friend does and his sink is stained. Also, they’re big enough to wash a baking tray/chopping board/smallish dog in, and it’d make you happy! I hate stainless steel sinks - they don’t make a kitchen look prettier - and would never go back now I’ve got the bigger one. Plus, I got mine from the salvage yard and it cost £60 and looks like new eight years after we installed it!

HappyTimeTunnelDinosaur Sun 18-Apr-21 16:29:31

I found our Belfast sink really annoying, too deep and clunky. We replaced it with ceramic but in a more normal style as we still wanted it to fit with the style of our cottage. I think with a quartz worktop and gold tap I'd be tempted to go for one of the black composite ones. I know someone who has a squareish one and it looks brilliant.

Katjolo Sun 18-Apr-21 18:18:45

MaryLennoxsScowl

I’ve got a Belfast sink and I love it. Why wouldn’t it be practical? Get grooves cut in the worktop for draining board, and use a washing up basin to save water. Mine comes up beautifully clean with a bit of bleachy water and I’m not at all careful with it. I don’t leave teabags/coffee grounds in the sink all day though - my friend does and his sink is stained. Also, they’re big enough to wash a baking tray/chopping board/smallish dog in, and it’d make you happy! I hate stainless steel sinks - they don’t make a kitchen look prettier - and would never go back now I’ve got the bigger one. Plus, I got mine from the salvage yard and it cost £60 and looks like new eight years after we installed it!


Sounds fab. I do love the belfast sink. The issues which I hear about include: easy to stain/chip and low down when washing up. Great price at £60!

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Katjolo Sun 18-Apr-21 18:19:14

HappyTimeTunnelDinosaur

I found our Belfast sink really annoying, too deep and clunky. We replaced it with ceramic but in a more normal style as we still wanted it to fit with the style of our cottage. I think with a quartz worktop and gold tap I'd be tempted to go for one of the black composite ones. I know someone who has a squareish one and it looks brilliant.


Ooohhh. This sounds nice!

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MaryLennoxsScowl Mon 19-Apr-21 07:39:49

Re washing up, how tall are you/person who washes up? I’m short, so no hunching over to reach the sink, but perhaps it wouldn’t suit a taller person.

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Bluesheep8 Mon 19-Apr-21 08:51:11

I'm not tall (5 feet 5) and washing up in a Belfast sink makes my lower back ache.

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