Published at Saturday, January 19th 2019. by Thomsen Freja in Kitchen Faucet and Sink.
The popular minimalist design style is ideal for anyone looking to simplify their life. You can start by installing a new kitchen faucet like the one seen here. Because its design is fairly basic, it’s also a smart style to consider if you ever plan on selling your home. It’s easier to appeal to more buyers with a relatively simple kitchen design.
Even the tiniest sinks should be privy to the same thought and care. Sticking with a paired-down terrazzo, this teeny speckled wash space by Signorino for SMAK Food House in Australia is one dreamy way to approach a smaller-than-average sink without overwhelming the senses. Designer and textile connoisseur Veronica Hamlet’s ultra-chic Michigan cookhouse is a lesson in embracing black and white, the bohemian way. The breathtaking veins that grace both her kitchen backsplash and deep marble sink impart an added sense of dimension and movement.
Steampunk isn’t the only vintage design style you might be interested in. A gold faucet with separate decorative handles can add a touch of timeless elegance to any kitchen. Gold is also a good color choice if the rest of the kitchen feels fairly bland. Adding a fixture that stands out helps break up the monotony in a room where most of the other fixtures and surfaces are white.
When we think of all the places we want to show our personality in the kitchen, the sink certainly isn’t one of them. Yet, in the same way, a bold range, retro refrigerator, or graphic backsplash brings new meaning (and big style) to the heart of the home, a design-forward sink can also elevate the room.
In the 1920s, an ore with a naturally occurring mix of copper and nickel (with a dash of iron, manganese, silicon, and carbon) was tapped to make Monel, a corrosion resistant, lightweight white metal. Stainless steel, a blend of several different iron and chromium alloys, was studied as early as 1821, but until 1909 no one knew how to make it corrosion resistant. The material took off in the 1940s and '50s, not only for sinks but in countertops.
Inside this rehabbed house in East London by artist, maker, and furniture designer, Faye Toogood, a checkered pop decks the basin. Though the overall aesthetic of the space takes a slight turn for the utilitarian with the stone cold countertops and earth-toned ceramics, this special patterned splash is an inviting surprise.
A common companion for stainless steel sinks was laminates. The Formica Company developed its first light-colored faux wood-grain laminates in 1927, and their popularity grew as the material became more water- and heat-resistant. In the seven years following World War II, about one-third of new kitchens were dressed in Formica. Into the '60s, laminates continued marching pinkly around American sinks. Today at least one company, Wilsonart, will match old laminate patterns by scanning them and reproducing them digitally.
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