Design Matters | Copper Sinks

Traditional Kitchen by Princeton Design-build Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction

Copper has a long history in the kitchen; it has been used as a material for kitchen sinks and cookware for centuries. As a result, its advantages and disadvantage are well established and agreed upon. This beautiful metal makes an instant statement when used for kitchen sinks, and it garners a unique patina over time due to its reactive nature.

Mediterranean Kitchen by Austin Architect JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction

Hand-formed copper is rich in character due to its color, malleability and ever-changing patina. Like stainless steel sinks, copper sinks come in varying thicknesses: 14 gauge (thicker and higher in quality) to 18 gauge (thinner and less expensive).

Traditional Kitchen by Libertyville Design-build Great Rooms Designers & Builders

Best of all, copper has inherent antimicrobial properties, which makes it an excellent choice for kitchens.

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Architect PMWArchitects

Copper can work with many styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. It looks great in combination with wood and stone counters, and can even be used as the countertop material.

Eclectic Bathroom by Vancouver Design-build Debbie Evans, RID

Copper is also 100 percent recyclable. It can be melted, forged and shaped as many times as necessary.