Before TV dramas were sponsored by detergent companies and gaining the name of ‘Soaps’, they were referred to as ‘kitchen sink dramas’. Most of the action in any home seems to happen in and around the kitchen, which is the hub of every household and probably the most used room in the house. Most of our mother’s generation would probably agree that the majority of family dramas happened around the kitchen sink and they would lay claim to the fact that they spent most of their time at their sinks!
Even the advent of the labour-saving dishwasher still has not released us from the kitchen sink and it is still an integral and very important part of any kitchen.
A couple of decades ago, in a previous life, I worked for a well-known property developer – one of the first to build houses that included a very high (for the time) specification, especially in their kitchens. The choices were not vast then and included stainless steel or moulded plastic feeling sinks that would stain easily.
Stainless steel has stood the test of time and is still an effective material that has now been shaped into many wonderful new designs that look particularly good in a contemporary setting.
But like everything else to do with kitchens, the choice in sinks has now grown enormously, with a vast range available from Beau-Port Kitchen’s Sink Store and now include materials such as glass in a choice of colours.
Granite is not only popular as a work surface, a range of granite sinks is now available in a range of gorgeous colours including polar white, graphite, onyx, coffee, champagne and oatmeal. The range on offer from Beau-Port Kitchens includes sanitized granite which contains tiny silver molecules that help to prevent bacteria growing on its surface – plus they have a 50 year guarantee.
Belfast style sinks are also another great option and again look good in both a traditional or contemporary style kitchen and they have a 50 year guarantee too. Accessories such as built-in soap dispensers and roll mat protectors are also available.
If you want to make your kitchen sink dramas more interesting have a chat with Mark at Beau-Port who can guide you to the best options.