Published at Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Kitchen Faucet and Sink. By Osvald Henriksen.
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.
Laura was determined to find the perfect circa-1950 sink at salvage, so she started looking for one online. When purchasing salvage items, it helps to know exactly what you want; Laura did. "I wanted a large double drainboard sink with one big basin," she says, "and it had to be in good condition." It also needed to be deep, so water wouldn't readily splash out—a lesson the Lazets learned the hard way after installing an antique, wall-mounted sink in their laundry room that was saved from a farmhouse being demolished across the road.
Don’t limit yourself to traditional silver when choosing the color of your new kitchen faucet. Simply choosing a different color or pattern is an easy, inexpensive way to improve your kitchen’s design. This example, with specks of white over black, almost resembles natural stone. It certainly stands apart from most basic faucets.
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