Choosing Sinks for Interior Design

When attempting to put a value on a home in terms of real estate value, they tend to look at the likes of kitchens and bathrooms; this is because they tend to be the rooms in a home that requires much of the investment in property value. Things like choosing proper cabinetry, appliances, fittings, and tiles are much pondered about. But what about the likes of sinks and how they make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom. In this blog, we look at choosing sinks for interior design styles for a kitchen and bathroom.

When it comes to making a statement in your homes, there are many ways you can elevate your home interior design. One way to do this is by being smart when choosing sinks that are hardy and durable. Most often than not, trends tend to come back around, thus investing in some solid pieces in terms of interior design will be a true investment and as with proper care their value will not depreciate over time. We have put together some choice styles for you to consider when choosing sinks when you interior design your kitchen or bathroom.

Choosing Sinks for your Bathroom

When it comes to choosing your bathroom sink, there are many ways about it. You can choose a single sink or a dual sink. Some also look at the material and finish, with many choosing sinks with a natural finish such as marble or those that go for a matte black paint.   Floating sinks have also become trendy lately, but if you are looking for something solid and sustainable for years to come that will add value, then choosing a timeless piece would be the best approach.  Pedestal sinks, vanity sinks and countertop sinks are trusty choices that have long been staples in homes.

Pedestal Sinks

Countertop Sinks

Vanity Sinks

Whilst there are many bathroom designs that feature the likes of top mount or under mount sinks, the choice of opting for a countertop over the likes of a cabinet may be a more timeless approach.

Choosing Sinks for your Kitchen

There have been many styles that are available in the market. They vary based on materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, copper, granite composites, cast iron and fire clay with porcelain enamel finishes, and also based on the style such as single or double bowls, farmhouse (apron front), top mount, and under mount. Here are the choices at hand.

Farmhouse Sinks

Copper Sinks

Cast Iron with Porcelain Enamel

Stainless Steel Sinks

Whilst there are many popular styles for choosing sinks, the farmhouse sink has been a contender for many years known to improve the value of a house. Whilst you opt for a farmhouse sink, you are able to broaden your choice for materials be it cast iron with porcelain enamel, concrete or stainless steel. You can elevate the worth of the kitchen sink by also adding sink accessories such as a flexible sink hose and also a mesh tray insert.

How Art Placement in Design Matters

When interior designing your space, adding the final touches to your room(s) will elevate the look and one way to do it is with choice of artworks and the art placement too. Art can be considered a variety of elements used to decorate a space. Different types of art for interior design can include paintings and sculptures. In this blog post, we look at how art placement design matters when finishing up interior design for a space.

Art placement design looks into how art should be placed, in terms of framed paintings and photographs. Such artwork should be placed with proper alignments and spacing from furniture. Lets look at some rules for art placement design.

Over Furniture Art Placement Design

When hanging artwork over/above furniture, the ideal art placement position should be 6 to 8 inches above the furniture. In the event you are positioning artwork over the likes of a chest of drawers, a bureau or console table, its best to place the artwork closer to the furniture so its grounded and flows together rather than it looking disconnected.

You should also keep in mind that the artwork size should be two thirds of the size of the furniture width. This is so that the artwork in relation to the furniture it is placed over, looks balanced.

Art Placement Design for Bare Walls

Placing art on walls when unaccompanied by furniture leaning against it should be done to accommodate the height of an average woman. Thus, the rule of thumb for art placement design concerning bare walls includes placing the artwork approximately 57 to 60 inches from the ground from the center of the artwork.

Art Placement Design and Galleries

If you are working with several pictures in a grouping, then the art placement design should be 3 to 4 inches apart from one another so that it’s easier to see the group together.

Get in touch with the RM Perera Interior Design team to help you decorate your space with art placement design in mind.

Image Credits: AJI UK, Anna Hackathron, Frances Sloan