Before installing a butler sink, you may want to consider different types to ensure they fit perfectly into your Hamptons-style kitchen. Similar to the French farmhouse style, butler sinks are larger in size and feature a recessed edge with a smooth, wide apron that prevents excess water from dripping to the front. Sink layouts are typically available with double or single basins and may feature fluted aprons or etched lines with floral patterns or other decorative details. If you want a bright, beachy style in your kitchen, use durable white fireclay molds. However, if you are looking for a more contemporary appeal, you can also choose marble, porcelain, stainless steel, or copper.
Whether you’re hosting endless parties at your cottage in the Hamptons or somewhere more discreet, you’ll need plenty of space for a butler sink. Where is the best place to install it? The best position may be in the center of your kitchen island, especially if you have a view of the ocean, lake, or garden. If you have a galley kitchen, incorporate a dark-colored vanity into a crisp white countertop, preferably in an area with a window, as pictured above. Those who have a butler’s pantry can automatically install one there and even add a larger sink to the main work area of the kitchen.