The easiest way to transform a standard farmhouse-style kitchen into a dream kitchen is with a beautiful copper sink.
So it’s time to elevate your kitchen game and upgrade to the best copper sinks on the market. Forget about those dull and boring stainless steel sinks most of us grew up with, it’s all about luxurious and elegant copper.
But don’t just take my word for it, let’s do some research and see what the experts have to say. After scouring the internet and consulting with the most discerning home chefs, it’s clear that copper sinks are the clear winners when it comes to style, function, and durability.
And let’s not forget about the warm, rich color that adds a touch of sophistication and class to any space. Plus, copper is naturally antimicrobial, making it a hygienic choice for your kitchen sink.
And the beauty of choosing a copper sink is that even if you can’t afford to invest in a super-high quality one, there are plenty of more affordable, lighter gauge ones, see below. Either way, you’ll greatly elevate the overall look, and design of your kitchen, however grand or small!
The only drawback I’ve found about choosing one is that they are considerably heavier than a standard sink. So if you go for a larger size, or if you choose one with a thicker gauge, remember installation is more likely going to be a two-person job.
That being said, without question, a copper sink is well worth the effort. It will always look more beautiful than those cheap and cheerful stainless steel ones.
And don’t worry, a copper sink is easier to clean and care for than you might think. Did you also know that copper naturally has antimicrobial properties?
Upgrade to a heavier and thicker copper sink with this 12 gauge beauty from Fossil Blu.
Weighing in at 50 pounds of 99% pure copper, this 12 gauge copper sink is thicker and heavier than just about any you’ll on the market today.
So if you are looking for a high-quality farmhouse-style sink, this heavy-gauge copper sink by Fossil Blu is absolutely the one you should go for. This one is built to last.
Fossil Blu is a US, family-run company that has been designing and sourcing high-quality fireclay and copper sinks since the year 2000. Each sink is individually hand-hammered by skilled artisans to avoid uniformity and retain a more natural patina.
As you’d expect, the company intentionally avoids sourcing its sinks from any county that mass produces cheap products.
This sink comes with a copper-plated 304 stainless steel disposal flange and stopper (which makes it disposal-ready). It also comes with a standard copper-plated 304 stainless steel drain.
In addition, you’ll get the basin rack that you can see in the photo, above which is capable of holding a whopping 200 lbs of dishes.
If you have the budget for this one it’s a fabulous choice. It’s solidly built and much thicker than the standard 16 gauge that you’d normally expect to find. It’s built to last and it won’t scratch or dent easily.
That being said, just as with anything you want to keep looking good, you’ll want to take a little extra care with it.
If you are looking for something a little more affordable, take a look at our next pick.
The Sinkology range has between 16 and 17-gauge of pure copper. The thickness depends on the size of the sink you go for. Larger sizes have a thicker gauge. Sinkology sinks are lighter and a little thinner than fossil Blu sinks but this makes them more affordable and the good news is they look just as pretty.
They are also still durable enough to withstand everyday knocks and scratches.
Sinkology sinks are hand-hammered by a team of skilled artisans for a bespoke appearance. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles, and accessories such as a disposal flange, strainer, or basin rack are easily available – if not included.
Sinkology offers an excellent range of well-made and affordable farmhouse sinks.
Upgrade your kitchen with ease using Sinkology’s luxurious and affordable drop-in sinks
Drop-in sinks are an ideal option if you are renovating or upgrading an existing kitchen – simply because they are easier to install yourself.
Sinkology’s range of drop-in sinks offers a touch of luxury at an affordable price.
As you know, Sinkology copper sinks are handcrafted/hand-hammered by a team of skilled artisans for a more natural-looking patina.
This one is made from 17-gauge pure solid copper. The sink comes pre-drilled with either one or three holes and it has a reinforced faucet deck. This adds strength and makes faucet installation stress (and accidental damage) free.
Best Budget Option
Transform your kitchen with this budget-friendly handcrafted copper sink, made by skilled artisans.
Available in 17 or 21 inches, this drop this 18 gauge copper sink can be used as a drop-in or an undermount sink.
And the best thing is, its low price doesn’t mean it’s any less well made than our other choices.
It’s just smaller and the copper isn’t as thick. It’s still handcrafted, hand-hammered by skilled artisans.
Another Worthy Mention
We just want to mention there are stunningly decorative apron front designs out there. And this one is a work of art.
- Attractive filigree design.
- 16 gauge copper.
- A lifetime warranty and expert customer support are offered.
- 30.125 x 20 x 10 inches
Also Worth Consideration
What not to love about this one? It’s full of rustic charm!
- 17 Gauge pure copper.
- Handmade in Mexico.
- 33 X 22 X 9 inches.
Drop-in Vs an Undermount Copper Sink
The difference between the two is that with a drop-in sink you will see the lip of the sink. It will sit proud of your kitchen countertop.
Drop-in sinks are generally easier to install. Mainly because there is more leeway when cutting the countertop hole for the sink to sit in. This makes them a great option if you just want to update an existing kitchen.
The advantage of a drop-in sink is that the edge of the sink will cover any small irregularities that may occur when cutting a hole in the countertop. You can see the effect you get with a drop-in sink in our image at the top of this page.
An undermount copper sink sometimes referred to as a self-rimmed sink, on the other hand, sits under your kitchen countertop.
The surface of your countertop will lay over the lip of the sink. As you can see in the image bottom of the page, the countertop needs to be cut very precisely. So for this reason it’s better to have this type of sink professionally fitted.
What Gauge Sink Should I Buy?
A gauge is a measure of the thickness of a sheet of metal. The lower the number, the thicker the metal. For example, a very high-quality sink may have a gauge of 12. As you can see in the chart above, that translates to a thickness of 0.108 inches.
A gauge of 16 or 18, on the other hand, would mean the copper has a thickness of 0.065″ and 0.049″ respectively. So you get the idea of what the gauge number actually means in real terms.