14 Cool Sinks To Leave You Overflowing With Joy

There was a time when practically all home sinks were one of a handful of styles and the faucet was the only real distinguishing factor. But nowadays, you have just as much variety in the shape and style of your sink as you do in the type of faucet to use. Here are a few of the most unique designs we could find to inspire you to replace your boring old basin and tap.

AIS

Who said a sink needs a faucet? Well, sure, you need somewhere for the water to come out, but with the AIS by Moab 80, that somewhere is actually built right into the back of the sink itself. The end result is a minimalist sink that looks even more stark without a faucet flowing into it.

T4

If Moab 80 can make a sink without a faucet, then it only makes sense that someone else would make one without a drainpipe -or at least, one with the illusion of not having a drain pipe. Axolute Design created the T4 to be only an inch and a half thick while still holding a built-in, integrated siphon. Aside from the unique look, the sink also offers the benefit of having an opening too small for most rings and other jewelry to fall down and get lost.

SP6

Axolute's SP6 offers many of the advantages of the T4, only with a round sink basin and a lengthy counter to match. The drain-free illusion isn't quite as noticeable in this slightly thicker design with a counter that seems to conceal the piping, but you do receive the benefit of having a nice counter for your bathroom, which the T4 lacks.

Plugless

Where Axolute aimed to hide the drain in their sinks, Studio Ganszyniec decided to intentionally leave out a drain in their basin. The concept behind that decision was to allow people to see exactly how much water they are using, rather than just letting it trickle down the drain. When you consciously have to dump out the bowl of water in the provided siphon, you will see how much you used for a given activity -hopefully reducing the amount of water you use in the future.

Sink Positive

It might not be the most attractive sink on this list, but Sink Positive is notable for something else -its eco-friendly nature. This clever design allows you to use clean water to wash your hands and then that grey water is stored in the toilet tank to help flush the toilet. Of course, if you don't have enough grey water stored up, the tank will fill up and flush with clean water, but by reusing your hand-washing and tooth-brushing water, you are drastically reducing the amount of water used in your bathroom.

W+W

If you love the idea behind Sink Positive, but just don't like its style, then this W+W basin for Roca by Buratti + Battiston might be a good alternative. It uses the same grey water system to help conserve water, but it does so in a design that looks totally unique and entirely modern.

Waterfall

CBD Glass has three different variations of their Waterfall design, each of which offers a beautiful, flowing waterfall constructed of cascading glass. The design can be further modified with a custom support system or by using a different glass finish. These glass sinks look particularly striking when back lit.

Illuminating Glink

The round shape of the Glink by Philip Watts Design is attractive, but not all that uncommon these days. What is different is the illuminated look of the polyurethane material. The sink is lit by a multi-colored LED light, so you can shift the shade based on your decor or your mood.

Abisko

More closely resembling a waterslide than a sink, the Abisko doesn't feature a drain of its own at all, but instead into a drain built into the ground. Eumar Santhenica and Swedish Designer Johan Kauppi designed the clever basin, ensuring it would look drastically different than the any other sink you've ever seen.

Spoon

The Spoon sink by Philip Watts Design looks less like its namesake and more like a misshapen horn or a drop of syrup falling from the bottle. Either way, the think stem and rounded base looks almost impossible and entirely captivating.

Wave

By combining glass and copper together, Phillip Watts Design has created a sink that really emphasizes the rugged, beautiful power of water in nature while capturing it and framing it in your bathroom.

Guitar

This sink was built outdoors, but the rocking idea could easily be used in a kitchen or bathroom sink. Pearidge Concrete custom made the piece for one of their clients who needed something different that also offered a lot of counter space. It's a great reminder of just what you can do when you work with someone to create a custom piece adapted to your specific needs.

Kohani

The Kohani by Native Trails is both round and square, both shiny and flat and altogether stunning. The hammered copper looks classic as copper sinks have been used for centuries, but meanwhile, the shape is totally modern.

Sonk

So many above-the-counter basins don't leave you any space for your soap, meaning you have to awkwardly set it on the counter next to the basin or find a matching soap dish that attaches to the wall. With Sonk though, your sink and soap are all too happy together since this basin features an arm designed specifically for holding your favorite lathery bar.

Not all of these bathrooms will work in every bathroom, but the clever and unique designs are certain to make an impression wherever they are installed.


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The House That Changes As The Day Progresses

You can change the interior design of a home, but without going through a major rennovation, you can't actually change the structure of the home itself -that is, unless you happen to live in the Sharifi-ha House. 

Designed by nextoffice, the amazing structure fetaures three rotating spaces that can be open or closed at will based on the time of day, the weather or even your moods. While traditional Iranian homes are built with both winter and summer living rooms, but this design allows one room to serve both functions as it is opened up for the warm, summer months or closed off for Tehran's long, snowy winters.

The property is situated on a narrow but deep lot and the ability to extend the extra rooms out makes provides the option to stretch length even further. The 15,000 square foot home even features two basement floors that offers fitness facilities, wellness areas and more. The ground floor ofers parking and rooms for the housekeepers. The next two stories are public areas and the top two are reserved for the individual resident's private spaces.

The inside of each floor features an open void that allows natural light to flow down from the ceiling and through the open front windows, and across the bridges that connect the front and rear of the home. Even the basements benefit from the natural light.

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Your Ideas Can Take Off With This Jumbo Jet Conference Table

Every real business needs a coffee table and if you really want to show your business prowess, you need a table that speaks volumes to visiting clients and competitors. This Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Conference Table is certain to impress as much as it intimidates.

Offering space to seat twelve people comfortably and at least sixteen with a little squeezing, the table is certainly large enough for most business needs and it offers plenty of space for computers, projectors, notepads and conference phones too. It's even equipped with electrical sockets for all your critical business gizmos. 

Of course, if you're looking for something for your home and find a Boeing 747 engine a little too big for your interior, Moto Art also offers a much smaller DC-9 engine as a coffee table. Either way, you should know that the pricing for these one-of-a-kind tables is only available by inquiry, so if you have to ask, you probably won't want to know.

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Wave "Hello" to the Flowing Forms of This Stunning Staircase

Here at Homes and Hues, we just can't get enough when it comes to unique staircases -and with good reason considering how generic most stairways are. That's precisely why we found ourselves breathless when we cam across this amazing wooden staircase by Mexican firm Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop.

The sculptural stairway was installed in a custom-designed Mumbai apartment and features continuous, flowing lines that connect many of the highest and lowest steps together. The client wanted a big sculpture in front of their double-height window since it lies in the center of the home, but they also needed a staircase to traverse between the different levels of the apartment, "so we thought of a staircase that would actually be the sculpture," said Patricia Perez of Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop.

The unique, U-shape design isn't just beautiful, it is also functional, with the open wooden slats allowing ample light to traverse through the window and into the apartment itself. Additionally, the first three steps are independant from the rest of the structure, creating bench seating for the residents. 

While the design might not be the safest for homes with kids and elderly residents, it's certainly a striking layout that is more like a work of art than a stairway for the masses -and that's precisely what the client and architect were going for.

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The Perfect Reading Chair For The Avid Reader

Do you always need more storage for your books? Do you find yourself eager to start a new title the second you finish the last? If so, the Bibliochaise is the perfect chair for your bookworm obsession, offing you a comfy place to sit while you read and ample storage to hold all those titles you have read or plan to read in the near future. 

Designed by Nobody & Co., the Bibliochaise offers 16.5 feet of storage space for your books (estimated to come out to about 300 books although it does not say how much weight it can hold up). It is even built with wheels so you can push it up against the wall and still access those books on the backside of the chair. 

Unfortunately the chair is only a prototype right now, but with so many people clamouring for it, the company will likely put the design in production soon -at least, we hope so.

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10 Pieces of Furniture You Can Easily Build Yourself

If you're reasonably handy, there's no need to spend a fortune on furniture. You can find all types of furniture plans online and we've even rounded up 10 fairly simple projects you could try to build for yourself. Of course, while you don't need to be a professional woodworker or metal smith to complete any of these projects, they do all require at least some basic knowledge of building. If you're terrified of power tools, you might want to stick with the Ikea-level of DIY or at least wait until we do an article on repurposing existing furniture items.

Banquette Seating

A lot of homes have a specific nook set aside for the dining room table. While this can be a great way to maximize space, it can also be difficult to get in and out of those seats against the wall. By building your own banquette bench though, you can take advantage of the wall rather than battling it with your chair. McArthur Homes writer Kristi Alley has some simple plans to build your own, including how to add storage doors to take advantage of your new under-seat space.

Ouija Coffee Table

Instructables user purpletheory could have just shown how to build a coffee table or how to add a cool Ouija design to an existing table, but instead he created a tutorial on both. The great thing is that you can follow the instructions partway to just create a coffee table or to just add an ink transfer pattern to furniture. Or, you can follow his instructions to the letter to make your own copycat coffee table. You can even create your own design for the tabletop or download his pattern for this Ouija design.

Rubiks Cube Chest

Here's a cool furniture design that visitors of all ages will immediately fall in love with. This Rubiks Cube chest of drawers by Instructables user makendo may not be solvable in the traditional sense being as how it can only be rotated horizontally, but it does incorporate a few puzzles of its own as there is no immediate way to tell the creation holds drawers and each drawer has a hidden lock in a different location.

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You Won't Feel Less Than Zero Living In This Glamorous House

You may or may not remember the 1987 Robert Downey Jr. film Less Than Zero. If you did see the film, you might remember seeing the gorgeous John Lautner house, named Silvertop, where the main character's father lived. The home has also been seen in commercials, tv shows, music videos and more.

One of the Lautner's earlier works, the home was originally built for Los Angeles engineer and industrialist Kenneth Reiner and eventually the Burchill family ended up purchasing Silvertop after Reiner went bankrupt before even moving into the home. Now you could become the proud owner of this strikingy stunning home as Jacklyn Burchill recently put the house up for sale through Crosby Doe Associates for the surprisingly low price of $7.5 million.

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One Couch With Four Seating Options

Small places can't be fitted with tons of seating all the time, but sometimes you need more than just a couch when company comes over. You can use collapsable furniture, but it's generally cheaply made, ugly and uncomfortable. The Sofista Modular Sofa is the ideal solution to this dilema. 

As a whole, the design makes up one traditional sofa. When pulled apart though, the sofa makes up three seats, a chaise lounge, a small bed and an armchair -each of which could seat at least a few people comfortably. With the small bed, you even have a space for one person to sleep over after they drank a few too many.

Designed by Fabrizio Simonetti, all you have to do is pull the couch arms off and suddenly one simple sofa has become three unique chairs. The odd-looking sofa comes in eight color combinations so it's sure to fit into any home and it might just be the ultimate peice of furniture for those who live in tight spaces.

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This Soap Holder Drains Water

New products are invented every day and their usefulness generally ranges to "why would anyone need this?" to "I guess that's kind of a cool idea." But every now and then someone comes up with an idea that makes you want to slap your forehead and ask "how has this not been a thing until now?" This water-draining soap holder is one such invention.

For countless years, bar soaps have turned to mush and melted right into the soap holder where they were sat. It didn't matter if the soap was placed in the in-sink holder or into a seperate one -either way the soap would melt. Some people would buy above-the-sink soap holders that would allow the bar to drain, but these just left a drippy, soapy mess on the sink below. 

The Idea Works Waterfall Soap Saver actually directs the melty soap water into the sink so it can easily be washed away next time you use the sink. And the clever design doesn't take away from the aestetic appeal. In fact, the cool creation's spout and two prong holders almost looks like a vampire sticking his tongue out or like an ordinary soap dish that has melted through the base on one side. 

You can buy your own Waterfall Soap Saver on Amazon for only $5.

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Laundry Lines When You Need Them & A Cabinet When You Don't

Clothes dryers are wonderful, but they're wasteful when you have a small load, they can damage delicate items, they can shrink other items and they're sometimes just too darn loud. That's why it can be great to have a laundry line even if you have a mechanical dryer. Having one inside can be particularly beneficial as it means you won't risk the items getting dirty, stolen or sunbleached -and, of course, you don't have to worry if it's raining or snowing outside.

That being said, you probably don't want to have a laundry line or two hanging across one of your rooms at any given time. That's where Just About Home's clever creation comes in. This clever blogger has a gorgeous laundry room with laundry lines available -but not always out on display.

To use the lines, she simply has to pull out the retractable cords from the back of her cabinet beside the sink and attach them to the hooks hiding on the other side. This set up  provides enough cable to hang up a whole load of clothes. The writer even notes that since installing the clothes lines she almost never uses the dryer. 

One thing she does point out though is the need to anchor both ends of the lines to a stud in your wall as clothes lines seem light but a whole line of wet clothing isn't. 


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