Published at Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Kitchen Faucet and Sink. By Osvald Henriksen.
So how do you decide between the many options out there? OHJ checked in with two readers—one of them a former editor on staff—to find out how they selected sinks for their kitchen rehabilitations, and the specific challenges they faced in getting them installed. But when it came to the sink, they realized they could go a couple of different ways. They could select a sink from the mid-1800s, the house's early timeframe, or one dating to the year they had documented the installation of indoor plumbing on the house, which was 1948.
Porcelain enameling, the process of applying ground glass to hot metal, has been used for ornament for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until about 120 years ago that manufacturers figured out how to fire it onto heavy cast iron. By the 1920s cast iron was by far the most popular material for sinks. Early models were supported in front by iron legs, shaped to resemble furniture legs. Of course they were all white, as befit the national mania for antiseptic surfaces.
Boosting the style of your kitchen can be easier than you think. Simply replacing certain essential components often has a major impact on the overall design of the space. For instance, the following examples illustrate how a seemingly minor change like replacing the faucet can give your kitchen a major aesthetic boost. Keep them in mind the next time you want to make an upgrade.
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