Copper is a wise choice when deciding on a sink, and has been used in design since ancient times, as it is a soft, malleable metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity capabilities, making it a perfect choice for sinks.
Copper was the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold, and has appeared in everything from roofing to decorative art. Archeologists have discovered copper in multiple forms when unearthing Greek and Roman ruins, and experts estimate that half a billion pounds of copper were mined in tens of thousands of pits on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan by ancient miners, over a period of a thousand years.
The advantages of a copper sink are many. First, copper sinks are beautiful! The warm, gleaming color and aesthetic of this natural material adds a touch of class wherever it appears in a home or business. When you have taken the time and effort to choose just the right copper sink for your kitchen or bathroom, you will naturally want to have coordinating accessories to help enhance the beauty and value of your sink, and tie all the design elements in the room together.
You may have other copper features in your kitchen, such as a copper range hood, or in your bathroom, such as a copper bathtub. Coordinating the accessories in the room is a good way to bring a fluid continuity of aesthetic and style to a place where you and your family will spend a lot of time. Coordinating accessories will help bring balance and harmony to your space.
To enhance the look of your copper sink, you can choose from copper faucets in a variety of styles, add a touch of warmth and beauty with a few strategically placed copper tiles, and install copper switch plates throughout the room. In a bathroom, you can hang a mirror trimmed in copper above the sink, use copper lighting, place a copper towel ring or bar near the sink for a hand towel, or go all out and install a copper vanity.
In the kitchen, practical sink accessories like copper drain baskets, sink grids, and sound dampening kits are a natural choice, but there are other decorative and practical copper sink accessories available as well. Why not enjoy the look and craftsmanship of a hand-hammered soap dish or the practicality of a copper suction holder for sponges and scrubbers? Antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of bacteria within two hours of exposure, achieve continuous antibacterial action, and remain effective in killing more than 99.9% of bacteria even after repeated contamination, so a copper trash can in the kitchen or bathroom just makes sense.
Both aesthetically beautiful and practical at the same time, copper is a great choice for your custom kitchen or bathroom sink. Call Diamond Spas today at (800) 951-7727 to explore how our gifted designers can help you start enjoying the benefits of a unique custom sink fashioned from beautiful, natural, healthy gleaming copper in your home or at your place of business.