In interior design and decorating celebration of Cinco de Mayo on this 5th day of May, I am featuring five stunning kitchen sink oh d (as in design) my oh kitchen sink styles.
First up we take a look at our house favorites, the marble and natural stone kitchen sink. Marble and natural stone sinks impress the eye with a timeless and tasteful touch of luxury balanced with performance capability. The porosity of natural marble and stone makes this material easily susceptible to stain which gives pause to some when considering the use of these types of sinks. Over time the patina “rests” and becomes a perfectly imperfect design feature, one that accentuates the natural beauty of the stone.
Everything old is new again chic is in. The kitchen sink option in John Derian’s East Village apartment demonstrates that what one person considers functional obsolescence another considers a distinct design feature.
Vintage beauty merges with modern function in the home of Braxton Dixon, the master builder behind the iconic homes of country music legends Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette. Implementing one-of-a-kind architectural elements into the design of his houses sets these works of building and designing art apart from other exterior and interior standard house designs. This is most prevalent in Mr. Dixon’s choice of a kitchen sink in his Tennessee home. A vintage copper candy kettle becomes an architectural showpiece, kitchen sink and unique focal point all-in-one while remaining true to the original integrity, storied provenance and design style of the home.
What do real estate and sink placement have in common? Location, location, location! The optimum placement for a prep sink is adjacent to or across from the stove and refrigerator and for good reason- that’s the area of the kitchen where the prep magic happens. Between me and you, quite frankly, the prep sink is the single most helpful kitchen design feature I have ever become dependent upon in the context of cooking, baking and recipe creating. Convenience and usefulness alone make it easy to understand why I am a huge fan of the prep sink and consider it a kitchen design necessity. I look forward to the addition of a prep sink coming back into my kitchen culinary life sooner than later.
Apron-front farmhouse sinks combine utilitarian practicality with decorative adaptability. The look is yesteryear traditional, but the appeal is all modern day must have. Although these sinks come in both single and double bowl models, the features of the single bowl model seems to make it the most preferred. Sink size does matter in the day to day KP duty routine we all endure, and the width of the farmhouse sink is a natural fit feature able to hold dishwashing court with pots, pans and bake ware of varied sizes. Let me also clue you in on another well known design advantage of the farmhouse sink. When there’s too much dish at the end of your I’m pooped out day, the depth of the farmhouse sink works fabulously to your advantage as it conceals many a dirty dish. That’s my kind of sink oh d (as in design) my oh kitchen sink styles celebration!