Why Laundry Room Sinks Just Make Sense
The days of washing every item of clothing by hand are, thankfully, long gone. But that doesn’t mean that a sink in the laundry room is unnecessary or outdated. In fact, a utility sink is a helpful addition in all laundry rooms and for households of every size. Today, we share our top three reasons why a sink in the laundry room simply makes sense.
A laundry room sink allows you to conveniently take care of your most needy clothes.
Stain treatment can be quite a chore, especially when the crucial first step of soaking requires a trip up the stairs to get to your kitchen sink. Having a sink in the laundry room allows you to take care of those stuck-on stains right by your washing machine, as well as take care of things like rinsing swimsuits to rid them of excess chlorine or salt water or hand washing delicate items. Initially, installation can seem like a chore. But, in the long run, installing a sink in the laundry room will save you time and energy.
You can easily keep up with regular washing machine maintenance.
It seems counterintuitive, but experienced homeowners know the required cleanup that comes with washing machine maintenance. It might be your appliance that cleans your clothes, but, over time, pieces like detergent and fabric softener dispensers can get dingy. A sink in the laundry room encourages routine clean-up without the hassle of traveling to another room in the house. A laundry room sink helps you easily rinse attachments and wipe down surfaces, which will make a world of a difference in improving the longevity of your washing machine and the overall cleanliness of your laundry room.
Prevent excess mess in your washing machine and in your kitchen.
When you install a sink in your laundry room, you can prevent excess buildup in your washing machine before it becomes a problem. With a faucet and large basin at hand, you can rinse off mud, pet hair, and other everyday messes before placing dirty clothing items into the machine. Of course, this isn’t to say you should send just anything down your drain. Your laundry room sink shouldn’t be seen as a dumping ground for things like toxic chemicals to paint. Always adhere to proper disposal protocols of hazardous materials and install a quality strainer to keep clogs out of pipes.
Now that it’s clear that you can’t possibly do without a sink in your laundry room, it’s time to consider what sink style you should install in your laundry room.
Let’s start with the best material for a sturdy utility sink.
Our favorite material for a utility sink is industrial-grade stainless steel. Stainless steel is a fantastic, functional option for utility sinks. But we at Sinkology believe that beauty should come along with function. Our Graham Drop-In Crafted Stainless Steel Sink, available in both Brushed and Polished stainless steel, features an impressive 18-gauge stainless steel and artistic hand-hammered finish. This Sinkology-exclusive design brings the best benefits of stainless steel with unparalleled allure. It will withstand everything you throw into the basin with its natural resistance against stains, corrosion, and bacteria to continue looking beautiful day after day. After all, your laundry room deserves to be a soothing space, not an afterthought. We at Sinkology believe that just because this sink is in the laundry room doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be beautiful.
Not only should your laundry room sink look good every day, it should be functional for everyday use. The Sinkology Graham Drop-In Crafted Stainless Steel Sink comes with sound-dampening pads, which are installed out of sight on the outside of the sink to minimize excess noise that is common with stainless steel.
Now, let’s shift gears to the best shape for a laundry room sink.
Our most-recommended sink shape for a laundry room is the farmhouse sink. Now, there’s a reason this sink style is also referred to as an “apron front” style. It will literally act like an apron to repel against splashes and debris. This is a necessary benefit when it comes to modern laundry care with a charming vintage look.
We love how the Bradstreet II brings the elegant charm of farmhouse style with the durable, easy-cleaning qualities of fireclay. Plus, its 30-inch bowl is wide enough for whatever you want to throw at it. This farmhouse favorite is available in classic white for the most authentic country look as well as Tea Kettle Gloss Black, which will mask stains in a modern finish.
Lastly, when it comes to a laundry room sink, a large basin is a must-have. Some prefer a single basin for deep soaking, while others prefer a dual-sink alternative for separate functions. No matter the style you prefer, our Sinkology sinks have a functional depth for the simplest laundry room care.
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