Sink Oh D (as in Design) My Oh: Kitchen Sink Styles

In interior design and decorating celebration of Cinco de Mayo on this 5th day of May, I am featuring a collection of stunning sink oh d (as in design) my oh kitchen sink styles.

marble-kitchen-sink Remodelista

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First up we take a look at the kitchen sink styles house favorites- marble and natural stone.  Marble and natural stone sinks impress the eye with a timeless and tasteful touch of luxury balanced with performance capability.  The porosity of natural stone makes this material easily susceptible to stain which gives pause to some when considering the use of these types of sinks.

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Vintage Compass Stone Kitchen Sink ~ House Beautiful

Acidic and oily substances will penetrate the surface of the natural stone leaving a stain to deal with.  Over time the patina of these sinks “rests” and becomes a perfectly imperfect design feature, one that accentuates the natural beauty of the stone.

sink-metalJohn Derian’s Collected East Village Apartment

Everything old is new again chic is in with kitchen sink styles.

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Salisbury Artisans

These sink options show what one person considers functional obsolescence another considers a distinct design feature.

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Garden & Gun Magazine

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.

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Better Homes and Gardens

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.  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.

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Home Bunch

The look, the style and the focal point fabulousness of metal.  The big brass band makes a beautiful case for kitchen sink styles.

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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.

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Better Homes and Gardens

Apron-front sinks combine utilitarian practicality with decorative adaptability.

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The look is yesteryear traditional, but the appeal is all modern day kitchen sink styles must have.

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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, especially when it comes to the ever popular farmhouse design style. 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.

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Marble Apron-Front Sink

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 apron-front 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!

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