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Love your sink with these great tips and resources.

Feb 2019

Sinkology is proud to present Kristan Allen, our design expert and guest blogger who runs the @FarmhouseRedefined Instagram. Kristan is here to share some design ideas and inspiration around designing your home around your copper sink.


February is finally here and I always consider this the month of love (for obvious reasons). It seems like everyone goes out of their way to share their love this month, so I thought I’d do the same by rounding up some of Sinkology’s best resources for showing your sink a little extra love!

I’ve had my copper farmhouse sink for 4 years and any time I share it, the questions start rolling in. How do you like your copper sink? Does it stand up to daily use? How do you clean it? Can it survive little kids spiking their silverware into it like they’re celebrating a winning touchdown?

Sinkology has anticipated all of these questions and more…and they’ve put together a lot of great resources to help you protect and maintain your sink. So if you’re considering a copper sink for your kitchen or bath, or if you already have one, take a look below for some of your burning questions answered!

I’m considering a copper sink for my kitchen but I’ve never owned one before. Do they require special care? Is there anything I should know before taking the copper plunge?
By and large, owning a copper sink isn’t any different than owning a traditional sink. But there are definitely some helpful tips and tricks to consider. Check out this “What to Expect with Copper” resource that provides info on the nature of copper and what you can expect as a copper sink owner.

Is it true that copper sinks change color? Do they all do that?
Copper is a natural, living element, which means it’s constantly changing based on environmental conditions and reactions with things that come into contact with its surface. I think that’s one of the cool things that separates copper from other traditional sinks! Copper will gradually change color over time, developing its own patina. You can read more about this color-change process and how to reduce it. Sinkology compiled a quick-reference guide to cleaning and maintaining copper and it’s got all the info you need to keep your sink looking its best. They’ve also developed these resources for their fireclay and granite sinks, too!

I want to keep my copper sink looking nice. Does that mean I have to baby it?
If you had to baby your copper sink to keep it looking nice, mine would not be able to survive in my house! I have two young kiddos who can’t comprehend the idea of laying anything down gently. Translation: they’ve been throwing their silverware, cups and plates (with food) in our sink for the last few years.

You don’t need to baby a copper sink or worry that it won’t stand-up to real use on a day-to-day basis. But there are a few things you can invest in to protect your sink and it keep it worry-free. Sinkology developed a full line of accessories that work great to protect all sinks! My two favorites? 1) the sink grids, which come in multiple sizes/finishes and are perfect for making sure your sink bowl doesn’t get scratched; and 2) the Sidekick Sponge Assistant. The Sidekick provides a genius way to store your sink sponge and keeps it from just laying in the bottom of your sink. This not only protects your sink’s surface, but it also helps to cut down on bacteria that can form under a wet sponge.

What other questions do you have about copper sink care and ownership? Tag @Sinkology on Instagram…they’re a great resource and their team is always standing by ready to help! Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends…here’s to showing a little extra love this month!


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