Why did we design the Buildmat Ella Corner Sink?
The more and more we speak to our customers, the more we have come to understand that people aren’t simply looking for products for their kitchen but rather solutions that are tailored to their kitchen needs. Buildmat has reviewed and consulted on all the pain points and frustrations that come along with kitchen design and some key highlights have been made very clear; dead cupboard space and unused corner bench spaces.
There was nothing available on the market that catered to these spaces that were stylish in design, well-constructed and above all, high quality. Combining the two key pain points together; hard to use corner cupboards and wasted spaces, Buildmat designed a functional yet elegant symmetrical stainless steel kitchen sink that is highly versatile.
Not only is it space-efficient but maximises the use of your counter top, including those smaller spaces and unused corners. Introducing the Buildmat Ella Corner Sink, the perfect solution for your small kitchen areas and unused cupboard and bench spaces.
What did we consider when designing the sink?
We found that the only solutions that were available were either using a small single bowl sink or choosing a topmount corner kitchen sink that was designed for drop in or inset sink installations only. The only problem was that these topmount corner sinks were not symmetrical and always forced you to have an odd drainboard.
This is why we decided to design that was symmetrical so it was still appealing and had the functionality of a double bowl sink, and also adding a modern low profile lip so that it could be installed both as an undermount sink or topmount sink and still have high functionality and utilisation of the corner in the kitchen and utilising the awkward kitchen cabinet space.
What's the configuration?
We've decided that making it symmetrical eliminates the confusion for customers to try and figure out whether they want a left hand or right hand sink. We have purposely removed the drainer because we know that most people have dishwashers these days and the drainer is what's making the corner sinks unattractive.
we've also added a tap hole on the sink with its own tap landing, this is to avoid confusion for the customer or installer of where to put the tap, the time can be spent choosing the perfect tapware instead. The sink also comes with 2 strainers in the box, one for each sink waste so you don't need to figure out which strainer to purchase.
Are accessories available for the corner sink?
The only accessory that would work with the corner sink is the roll mat, and part of the roll mat would extend onto the bench top.
Unfortunately, we wouldn't recommend the dish rack, colander or chopping boards for the corner sink because it wouldn't fit.
What material is the Buildmat Ella Corner Sink Available in?
The Buildmat Ella Corner Sink is made of 304 Stainless Steel which is food grade stainless steel, it's also made as a 1.5mm premium thickness stainless steel whereas most other brands would only be 0.8 - 1.2mm stainless steel sinks. Unfortunately, the sink is not available as a granite sink. For more product information click on the specifications tab.
What else do I need to know?
Buildmat sinks have a 25 year structural warranty and are also free shipping Australia wide. Choosing the right faucet or sink mixer might be hard, for more renovation tips and tricks visit our Blog and FAQ pages.
Some Other Buildmat Product Information to take in:
- Convenient double bowl for small items and sink accessories.
- Smooth R10 rounded internal edges for sleek modern design but still easy to clean.
- Hardwearing 304 grade Stainless Steel (ISO9001:2000)
- Purpose built kitchen sinks for domestic & commercial application
- Minimum 18% Chromium and 8% Nickle.
- Matte/Satin with Hairline/Brushed Finish to disguise scratching.
- Bent, welded, grinded, polished and packed by hand.
- Suitable for under-mount, over-mount and flush-mount.
- X-Shaped Fall Design to Central waste.
- Perfect as the kitchen sink or laundry trough.
- 90mm Strainer Waste and Plug included for each drain.
- Noise reducing sound absorbing pads to all external faces and base.
- Exterior coating to prevent condensation.
- Fit for Australian Standards and UPC certified.
- Proudly 100% Australian Owned and Operated.
- 25 years structural warranty.
Impressive 52.5 L Capacity
52.5 L capacity which is 0.05 m³ internal cubic size. Generously sized Double Bowl Sink to fit all your pots and pans. Perfect as a kitchen sink or laundry trough.
304-Grade Stainless Steel
Hardwearing 304-grade Stainless Steel (ISO09001:2000). Purpose built kitchen sinks for a domestic & commercial application. Minimum 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.
Hand-welded, Premium Design
Bent, welded, grinded, polished and packed by hand. Matte/Satin with Hairline/Brushed Finish to disguise scratching. X-Shaped Fall Design to Central waste.
1.5mm Thick / 16-gauge Stainless Steel
Constructed with premium 1.5mm thick stainless steel. Built to withstand the test of time, ensuring exceptional durability over the years.
Topmount / Undermount / Flush-mount Installation
Suitable for under-mount, over-mount and flush-mount. Symmetrical sink tub allows for reversible installation flexibility. Fit for Australian Standards and UPC certified.
Sound-Pads Installed for Noise-Reduction
Noise reducing sound absorbing pads to all external faces and base. Exterior coating to prevent condensation.
Buildmat is offering Free Shipping Australia Wide on kitchen sinks.
Buildmat offers free shipping for all orders over $100.
All our orders are shipped from our Melbourne warehouse and are dispatched next business day.
Shipping time estimates are listed below. if you're really worried about delivery times feel free to call us and we can give you a more accurate estimate and also let you know who our courier for your area is.
interstate regional areas
We recommend that before buying a sink you measure, measure and measure again the area you're working with and quadruple-check the measurements and the size of the sink is what you're after.
Why? Because sinks are VERY LARGE parcels which means they cost a fortune to send around. As much as we'd love to offer it, we do not offer free returns, so please triple check and try to choose the right sink the first time round because it breaks our hearts (and sometimes your wallet) when you choose the wrong colour or size and need to do a return. If you're ever unsure first ask your cabinet maker because they are seriously the experts in getting this right, if you're still unsure please send us an email or give us a call
The other thing to consider when getting a stainless steel sink is that stainless steel scratches! Yes we know, we've produced a beautiful brushed stainless steel finish on all our sinks, and yes we are using a very high quality stainless steel but unfortunately, scratches are inevitable on steel. If you'd like to prolong your brushed finish you can consider looking at the sink protector grids.
The thickness of kitchen sinks plays an important part to the quality and durability. The thicker the steel used to make it means you get more sink.
Our Precision Handmade sinks means that there are people actually welding the sink together instead of a machine just pressing on a sheet of metal.
It means that the each corner is carefully crafted and that each wall of the sink is a true 1.5mm thick stainless steel instead of a sheet of metal being stretched by a large machine press into shape.
Buildmat is the winner of the international Product Design Award in the 2020 Architecture Masterprize.
At Buildmat we are constantly updating and improving our product range and designs and it has shown this year by winning a product design award in the kitchen category of a global competition.
Modern Design and
Our Precision Handmade sinks means that there are people actually welding the sink together
Brushed Stainless Steel
Internal Corner Radius
616 x 616mm
400 x 400mm and 400 x 400mm
1.5mm / 16 gauge steel
Buildmat Superior Quality
What other brands consider high quality hand made
High quality pressed or cheap handmade
I have been a big fan of corner sinks for years. Makes the corner useful and gives us some bench space under the window where we have also reclaimed space in the cupboard underneath where the old sink was. Impressed with the quality build. We put in a Mecca Chrome Pull Out Sink Mixer, the sinks are deep as we don’t want to be hauling out heavy pots of water. Delivery was on time.
Very happy, highly recommended.
We received prompt and helpful telephone advice from Buildmat HQ that avoided a potential disaster when our kitchen contractor gave us the wrong model number for our corner sink. Our only concern then was the expected delay in getting the correct sink from Melbourne to Sydney for installation.
Would you believe it came the next day? Nothing short of amazing, so many thanks from Maria and David
The replacement sink arrived. The new one is still warped but not as bad as the first one. Perhaps it is in the construction of the sink. Perhaps you shouldn't handle defective products. Obviously it wasn't tested with a spirit level before you sent it out. So disappointing.