The white barstools are the scourge of white kitchen sinks, but they’re not the only one that can be problematic.
In fact, white bars can make for a more attractive and welcoming home, according to an infographic released this week by design studio Deltron 3030.
The infographic, which was created by Delton 3030 cofounder Alex Sosnowski, reveals a range of solutions for using white bar sinks.
“Most white sink users don’t care if their sink is covered in white, but if you’re looking to avoid a black bar stool, you can take a few simple steps,” Sosnarowski wrote in an email to Designboom.
“The most obvious way to do this is to put it in the sink when you first open the door and then when you get out of the house, which means it’s ready to go.
When you’re done, you simply remove it.”
You’ll also want to avoid putting white bars on the bottom of sinks and other surfaces that can create problems.
“If you’re using a sink that has a white stripe, that’s because you’re putting the white bar in between the black bar and the counter,” Sossowski wrote.
“So if you put a white bar there, the white will not be visible on the counter.
But if you place the black on the opposite side of the sink, then it will be visible.”
And when you’ve added a white strip to the sink and are ready to use it, just move it to the other side of your sink and make sure the strip is visible.
If the sink is still black, put it back where it belongs.
But you can also remove the white strip from the sink to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
“We’ve had a lot of customers tell us that they just didn’t like having a white striped sink because it was distracting,” Soseowski wrote, noting that it was also difficult to find a black-striped sink that was “inoffensive.”
For the most part, white bar sink users should just leave it alone.
The problem is when you try to install it, though, it can cause problems.
It’s a common misconception that white bars have no bearing on the look of a sink.
They do, but Sosnamowski explained that they actually “make a difference.”
He also points out that, unlike a black stripe, a white board does not stick to a sink’s surface.
“This allows the sink surface to stand out from the counter and from the floor,” Sosisowski said.
“With a white panel, if you take the black part off the top and put the white board, you’ve made the surface more visible.”
But white bars also don’t work well with sinks with a built-in countertop, which can lead to black bars that look too “fuzzy.”
And a black surface will look “too clean” to be usable, Sosnikowski added.
“It looks like the sink’s white is going to cover it,” Soshnarowski said, noting it also creates a “dip” in the bottom.
“That’s because the black strip will cover the top of the white, and you’re not going to be able to see any white in the dark area where it was removed,” he said.
Use white boards, not white bars, if it comes to it.
“To be honest, I was always a little skeptical of using white bars,” Sokobowski said of the infographic.
“I thought that the barstool was so obviously a white product that it should be in the kitchen.”
But once you start using them, you’ll find it’s a more aesthetical choice than ever before.
“White boards are a great way to give your sink a little more presence,” Soussnikowski said in an interview.
“They don’t stick to the top, so they’re easy to remove, and they’re easily washable.”
And since you’re no longer worrying about the white bars sticking out, you should also consider the benefits of removing them.
“One of the most important things is the color,” Sussnowski said about the process of removing a white sink.
“You can make it look like a different color if you want to, but that doesn’t really matter.”