Copper is a valuable substance these days. Pennies made before 1982, which are 95 percent copper, are worth more than their monetary value. Copper kettles and pans are eye candy in the kitchen as long as they’re polished. Well, as long as your copper sink’s patina finish doesn’t get damaged, the copper requires no maintenance at all. Scrubbing or polishing the sink will actually damage the finish and thereby compromise the copper.
To clean the sink, simply wash the basin with mild soap and pat it dry with a soft cloth. This indestructible metal will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for bathroom sinks in copper, these are the ones that made my A list.
The Grape Vine copper sink by Artisan looks like something from a temple devoted to the Roman goddess Venus. The vessel sink bowl that sits atop the counter really does eliminate the splash water, especially when you’re washing your face.
This hand-crafted Star Vessel Sink by Artisan has a winning design. The dark copper finish is breathtaking.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with the flower leaf design on this vessel sink by Artisan. The intricate designs really work with the copper.
The Flower would look stunning in a bathroom painted with earth tones. I can see two of these sinks side by side looking very elegant.
With kettles and pans, manufacturers have specific instructions to remove the finish from the product because it is used for cooking. This is why those pans need all that wretched scrubbing and polishing. I purchased a copper kettle and once it needed maintenance I stashed it under the sink never to be seen again. Every night I beg the copper fairy to polish it for me and leave it glistening atop the stove, but she is deaf to my cry for help. It is such a relief knowing that these sinks don’t involve that torture. If you’re remodeling the kitchen and you have a shiny collection of copper cookware a copper kitchen sink just might complete the look. I applaud your polished copper cookware that you’re not ashamed to have on display.
The Farm Sink by Artisan in antique copper looks gorgeous installed into a brown, tan and gold kitchen counter. It looks rustic and modern all at once.
For the kitchen, most people really want that double basin sink. This undermount gourmet deep sink by Elkay comes in antique copper.
They have another from the mystic series, the same style in the single basin form. Both are 16 gauge sinks.
I saved the best for last. These are my top picks for a bathroom sink and a kitchen sink.
Artisan manufactures a vessel sink that depicts the sun and moon, hammered into beautiful shiny copper.
As for the kitchen, the detail on this handcrafted farmhouse sink would bring happy tears to a homeowner’s eyes. It is a top notch 16 gauge sink in antique copper. In addition, it has sound absorbing dampening pads. The apron front prevents splashing and bears a distinguished design that makes a kitchen unique and gorgeous.
So what’s next in our quest for collecting beautiful copper basins? Behold, the copper bathtub!