I need to choose a new kitchen sink this summer, and I’ve been wondering if a copper sink would be a good idea? They certainly look great, but lots of attractive products make no sense over the long haul. Copper kitchen sinks are currently undergoing a renaissance. Once considered ugly and as old-fashioned as Tiffany lamps, they are now back – better and more stylish than ever. Just like Tiffany lamps, they are now considered “in” and are extremely good-looking.
The Look of the Copper Sink
In most cases copper kitchen sinks are individually made, so it is rare to find two copper sinks that look exactly alike. As each sink has been hammered from a single copper sheet, the signs of hammering are clearly visible, which makes each copper sink absolutely unique.
In these times of mass-production, this isn’t something anyone would like to miss. The color of copper kitchen sinks is usually dark bronze easily fit in most kitchen colors’ sets.
The Copper Sink as a “Living Sink”
Copper kitchen sinks are often called “living sinks” because their color changes as they age. With modern production processes, however the patina on the copper only adds to the kitchen sink’s look. As the color change is connected to oxidization process and does not change the material properties, is has nothing to do with the kitchen sink becoming “filthy” or “rusty”. Copper does not rust.
Keeping Bacteria at Bay
The last benefit of copper kitchen sinks is their cleanness. While copper is perfectly safe to us, it is known to slow down the bacteria growth. This means that copper sinks will keep bacteria at bay and decrease the chance of the kitchen sink developing unpleasant and irritating smell of rotten food.