Modern Vs Popular Kitchen Sinks: Pros and Cons


When it comes to buying a new kitchen sink there is a wealth of choice ahead of you and making the right decision is far from being easy, as many believe that it is. Indeed there are a lot of things to consider here and things like price, functionality, style, durability and maintenance are all important factors to consider when you are looking for a new sink for your kitchen. If we are talking umbrella terms, then we can split kitchen sinks into two groups of modern sinks and popular, more traditional sink choices, and each has their own pros and cons which can help you to determine which is the right choice for you.

To help you decide which is going to be the best choice for you and your kitchen, let’s take a look at some of the advantages and drawbacks of both classic and contemporary kitchen sinks.

Popular/Classic Kitchen Sinks

Generally speaking, the most popular kitchen sinks are more classical choices such as stainless steel sinks, ceramic troughs and resin sink options. Usually, we see this with sink and drainer and occasionally with a central well.


The reason why these are so often the popular choice is that they are tried and tested, they work perfectly well, they are easy to maintain and they are always reasonably cost. There are some modifications which can be made that may alter cost but generally, they are a very affordable option. Durability is also a key feature of sinks such as the ceramic trough, and from a style point of view they fit in with most themes.


Whilst the style does fit with most themes, there is nothing overly spectacular about these sinks, they are very neutral and some prefer something with a touch more oomph. Another drawback of most popular sinks is that they don’t come in a broad range of styles and colour options.

Modern Sinks

Modern kitchen sinks are high gloss varieties or those which are made with granite and other heavy-duty stones. Modern sinks can be made to measure and they are essential to many who are looking for a modern and clean finish in their kitchen.


The majority of these sinks are custom made which means that you can get exactly what you have in mind with regards to the sink, you can also count on a broad range of styles to go along effortlessly with the style of the kitchen. Not only do these sinks look great, but they also are high quality and built to last.


Some drawbacks to the modern sink are that they can be pricey and they also may go out of style, something which is unlikely to happen with a more classic choice. Cleaning can be difficult with stone-based sinks and that is another area to consider. Ultimately it is the price of a modern sink which holds many back from investing.

The overall decision will come down to how much you want to spend and what overall theme you are looking for in your kitchen, assess this and you can then make a smart choice about which sink will be the best for you.