A Nod to the Past
"Apron-front sinks aren't just for farmhouse kitchens anymore," reports Sara Reimer, assistant home and garden editor for Midwest Living. "They look great in traditional, country, and contemporary settings, and their large capacity accommodates oversize pots and pans."
Sink as Workstation
Custom-fitted details like cutting boards and colanders that rest directly on top of the sink are a stylish way to expand the workspace and are particularly welcome in smaller kitchens.
The Galley Workstation
A Seamless Line
Susan Klimala of The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn in Illinois installed a custom granite sink in one client's home to create "a beautiful clean line with no interruption in the countertop material." An integrated cutting board fits snugly above the basin.
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A second sink incorporated into a kitchen island is a luxury that has the practical benefit of simplifying food prep and entertaining.
Think Outside the Box
Divide and Conquer
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