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GET A LEDGE UP ON THE COMPETITION

It's like Thomas Edison said, "There's a way to do it better- Find it." They have found a better way to use a sink.  And this is it:  Ledge sinks!  The crowd goes wild.  Cheers flood the air.  Everyone is on their feet, giving a standing ovation.  At least that's how I picture it.  Ledge sinks have become increasingly popular with consumers who are in the market for a new kitchen sink.  And they should be.  They have the proverbial leg, or in this case, ledge, up on the competition.

ledge sinks

You may be asking yourself, "What is a ledge sink?"  It is a sink, that has a built-in, integral ledge, within the sink.  This creates a custom track for accessories, such as cutting boards, colanders, drain mats, trays etc. It basically creates another working level in the sink.  In the picture below, you can see what this sink's ledge looks like without any accessories on it, and the ledge in use.  [Interested in this sink?  See Dawn DSQ2817]

Dawn DSQ2817

 

The beauty of a ledge sink is its functionality.  They maximize efficiency, while minimizing movement. You may not have a large kitchen, and want all the counter top space as possible.  I get that.  I'm right there with you.  But nothing is as irritating as a small sink.  The ledge sink is the answer.  You can have a large sink, with functional accessories that can extend your work space when you need it. For example, here is my personal kitchen sink.  [It's the Dawn DSU3118].

Dawn DSU3118

Dawn DSU3118

I use the cutting board, as an extended counter top when I need the extra space.  I use one side of the cutting board for meat, and the other side for vegetables.   The drain mat on the right, I keep on hand when I'm hand washing dishes.  When I'm done, I simply roll it up and put it in a drawer.  My ledge sink allows me to use the sink hole as a capable surface! It's pretty ingenious when you think about it.  I tailored my ledge sink to fit my needs, and you can do the same thing!

Dawn SRU311710

If you choose a perfect rectangle, you can simply slide the accessories left and right for your cooking process. And not to mention, when using your sink accessories, there is no need to bend into the sink.  You'll be working at counter top height. The sink above is another ledge sink by Dawn: SRU311710.

Ruvati RVH8350

Ruvati RVH8350

If you're a pasta lover, choose a ledge sink that has a colander.  Many of them can hold up to 2lbs of pasta.  Like this RVH8350 by Ruvati. This is a double bowl ledge sink. Perfect for those who want to opt to use a garbage disposal.  Install that in one of the two bowls, and now your ledge sink does a whole other function for ya!

Bocchi 1348-005-0120

Bocchi Contempo Apron Front Step Rim Fireclay


We've edited this post from a few years ago to include the new Bocchi Fireclay sinks. These apron front, farmhouse sinks and their step rim (aka accessory ledge) are taking the industry by storm.  It's available in 9 colors and a whole host of variations. Seen here is their 36" double bowl version

 

 Nantucket ZR-PS-3018-16

Nantucket ZR-PS-3018

Or you can go with a multiple ledge sink.  Like this one from Nantucket Sinks.  It has two different ledges, which allows this colander to slide underneath the cutting board.


The ledge sink is become so popular, we created it's own category on our site.  If you want to shop all of them at once, take a look here!  You'll find a variety of ledge sinks: single basin, double basin, top mount, under mount, contemporary style, traditional style, different radius corners and more! Want an apron front ledge sink?  Well they have those too!  Oh and These Fireclay Ledge Sinks!


 

 

 

 

 

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