Published at Tuesday, January 29th 2019. by Thomsen Freja in Kitchen Faucet and Sink.
You’ll be spending a little time each day standing in front of your kitchen sink, so select something lovely to dazzle your gaze. Choose a work of art you love—a painting of a relaxing scene or framed doodles from your children—to decorate this space. Antique farmhouse kitchen gadgets or a vase of fresh flowers will add great color and texture. These can be hung directly on the wall or placed along a shelf or two. Make sure the art you select is lovely but not precious since these items will be living above an active water source.
A kitchen sink without a window presents an opportunity for creative décor. When the view isn’t predetermined, you can really think about what you’d like to see while standing at the sink. Whether you’ve got a wide-open space with a view to the TV (hello, cooking shows!) or a wall that would be perfect for your antique pottery, the area in front your kitchen sink is your canvas.
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.
A brushed nickel faucet is the ideal choice for someone who wants to strike a balance between contemporary and classic styles. The minimal design and sleek sheen of this faucet type blends with the subtle aged quality of brushed nickel to bridge the gap between the new and the old. Consider this style if you’re thinking about upgrading your whole kitchen in the future, but haven’t yet chosen a design plan. It’s versatile enough to match any major style.
Your kitchen sink isn’t lacking a window—it’s gaining an area for positive affirmations and culinary inspirations! It’s easy to make the area around the sink into a more rejuvenating space. You could try painting the windowless wall in chalkboard paint and covering it in motivational quotes.
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.
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.
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