Whether you're renovating your entire kitchen or simply want to find pieces that will match the décor, you can't go wrong with a butler sink (or Belfast sink.) A classic that is rich in nostalgia, it was originally designed to be used below the stairs in a butler's pantry in an era where there was no running water. Nowadays, more people are beginning to see the benefits of having one in their kitchen.

A Belfast sink sits beneath the workbench, with just the front face visible for easy access. Available in a single, double, small or large, if you are thinking of buying a butler sink, you would be in good company.

Benefits of Butler sinks

A butler bowl sink is easy to maintain and is just as practical. You won't have any trouble coordinating it with your already-existing décor, as its quality white, copper, or stainless steel finishes will complement any home. Another benefit of the butler sink is that they have the added appeal of being heat and scratch resistant.

Butler sinks are also best for scrubbing large pots and pans, as well as baking and oven trays – leave the glassware and crockery for the dishwasher. It's also child-friendly, as the sink is quite deep so there is less likely to be mess or water thrown about. One of the major benefits of a butler sink is that there is an overflow, so should you accidentally forget to close off the taps, the running water won't go anywhere.

Best of all, your neighbours and guests will be green with envy when they see your brand new butler sink in your kitchen. It really is stunning to look at and quite unique.

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