If you’re talking about the white sink in the rear of the shot, thats known as a butler’s sink (or similar) in the UK, its not pull out. I’d love to have one, instead of the completely useless 3 inches of what-have-you before you can even put your hands in the sink.
I’ve only ever heard them referred to as Belfast sinks or farmhouse sinks. Obviously butler’s imparts a little more elegance. I’m not one who follows any in vogue home designer publications.
The web suggests there are subtle differences between a butler’s and belfast sink. Both appear to suit short people over taller. IE us taller ones who need to stoop to reach the bottom of either?
I’m not tall, and I find I have to stoop, not so much to reach the bottom, thats easy, but having to reach over and into the sink means leaning at a really uncomfortable-for-the-back angle. I can’t hold it for long. This style of sink would enable reaching straight down. If I had the dosh to reno my kitchen, my benches would be taller anyway I shared a house with a particularly tall friend and she had her kitchen built to her height and it suited me really well.
At our last house I rebuilt the kitchen after a flood, from a kit from Ikea including a butlers/Belfast sink (not bad for an old miners cottage). They are awesome (fit a baby or pup in there to wash), just take a while to fill with an eco tap.
IKEA - appear to be thinking in keeping the sink shallow and raised above the bench to minimise the need to stoop. It also sits neatly forward of the bench a little to minimise reach. It looks like a more practical solution compared to some other ‘on trend’ designs.
We reused our Oliveri 1.5 SS sink when remodelling our kitchen. Not so on trend, but we are in tank water. To minimise waste we’d need to use a small plastic wash basin with a butler’s styled sink.
These are apron fronted sinks called Butler’s sinks in the UK and Farmhouse sinks in the US. They do not pull out but they give you the full depth of useable space rather than have a 3inch wide benchtop with a drop in sink inserted beyond that. I have had one in one of our houses and it was great but they’re very unforgiving if you drop anything while washing up. Glassware and china is very easily broken in them particularly wine glasses.
Thanks pj, I know. Fred was the one who didnt know what they were and thought they were pullout. Good warning about thing breaking if you drop them in the sink. I had not considered that and may now consider SS instead. I hate that extra 3”!! My back aches terribly at the best of times.
Rubber mat in the bottom. Also minimises the risks of damaging the glaze. Hint from a family member who used to have one long before they were trendy. I tend to be easily distracted, and was not permitted near said bespoke kitchen sink.
A rubber mat should be very effective to protect things dropped as well as the sink, but it needs to be kept out and dried which is more than some would sign onto - and leave it.
An alternative is a stainless wire sink protector with plastic feet, if one can obtain a suitable size. Our stainless deep sinks came with them, and they are separately available from multiple sources.