April 9, 2015

Kitchen Idea File #6: Sinks

The Naptime Chef | Kitchen Idea File #6

Our kitchen renovation is still in the works. All winter we’ve been checking out design books and kitchens we like around town. I also found this great article about 15 small and clever kitchen designs and I want all of them to be included in ours! One thing I’d never paid much attention to before was the sink. Every kitchen has one, but I never gave much thought to how they fit into the overall design scheme. Equally as important: functionality. What do I use my sink for and what kind do I need?

Undermount Double Sink

(photo via: alfaplit)

I’ve lived with both single and double sinks and think we should go with a double sink. I love the option of one space to wash and one space to drip dry. The hardware above is not my style, but that is a different design decision altogether. This undermount double sink catches my eye in particular because it is paired with my favorite wooden countertop. (But is an undermount easy to keep clean around the top edges?)

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(photo via Design Mom)

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Elements of Style)

Then I see these gorgeous deep apron sinks and think how pretty they are. They give a room a nice polished feel and the gleaming white always looks clean and modern. Maybe I’ll have to add a utility room to our wish list just so I can have a sink like this.

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Country Living)

I like this sink with the apron and the window above it. I definitely want to position our new sink so I can look out on the yard and the kids while I wash dishes.

Naptime Chef Kitchen Renovation

(via Design*Sponge)

I am gaga for Grace and Julia’s recent kitchen renovation. Bright space, wooden countertops, antique wooden floors, sink with a window view, giant island, open shelving, pantry to the side… So many of my favorite elements! I have pinned every image from their renovation to my idea board.

What kind of sink is your favorite?

ps – So far we’ve covered: Refrigerators, Pantries, Countertops, and Ovens