People love kitchen islands. People also love big, state-of-the-art kitchen sinks. So, it would seem like combining these two things would be a match made in heaven. That isn't always the case, though. Big kitchen sinks take up a lot of space, and plopping one down right in the middle of an island, which has the main purpose of providing more space for prepping and cooking, eliminates a large portion of that prep space.
As The Los Angeles Times reports, for kitchen designer Matthew Quinn, the solution was simple; he placed the sink in the island's corner. On an island measuring six feet wide, placing a sink in the middle would cut the space in half and leave no more than 24 inches on either side. But by sliding the sink to one of the corners, it opens up one long 48-inch stretch of countertop.
Just last year Quinn debuted the SocialCorner sink, a commercially produced stainless steel version of his original design. Quinn collaborated with the Canada-based company, Home Refinements, and the design has already won multiple awards and has people asking the age-old question of hindsight, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The sink is available in six models, can be installed on the left or right of an island, and comes in standard cabinet widths of 24 inches, 30 inches, and 36 inches. They range in price from $2,750 to $2,900.
While the sink was originally designed as a space saver for kitchen islands, it also has added functionality as a sink. Because it is located at a corner, two people can comfortably use the sink at the same time, each person with an entire side to themselves.
Additional accessories and design-details are set to be released for the SocialCorner sink later this summer.