Slate Tile Flooring for the Kitchen

Slate tile flooring for the kitchen area can make your kitchen look very classy and sophisticated. It is not like vinyl or peel-and-stick tile flooring at all – it looks much classier and is perfect for those people that want to pull together the look of their room.

The nice thing about slate tile flooring for the kitchen is that you can install it yourself if you like do-it-yourself projects. It will save a lot of money on installing the tile if you are capable of placing it on the floor yourself. You will probably have to purchase the correct tile glue to install it, but it’s not an overall difficult process to place it on the floor.

Slate tile flooring is quite easy to clean. You don’t have to worry about people spilling stuff on the surface as it is a breeze to clean up. A floor steamer can usually be used for regular cleanings of the floor tile or a paper towel can be used for basic spills. Usually, floor tile doesn’t need to be cleaned all that often however it should be cleaned regularly just to ensure that the surface is looking fresh and clean.

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Z 654 20 Pc NOS Ceramic Wall Floor Tile Azure Slate Blue Gray 4 1 4 Glossy
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Swisstrax A504000203 25 Ribtrax Modular Flooring Tile Slate Grey 25pc
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Vintage wall floor tiles New Old Stock Slate Blue with Flower Pattern Japan
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22 1 4 Porcelain Tile Medallion Daltiles Franciscan Slate floor or wall
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FOSSIL CONCRETE 16X16 INCH DARK GREY SLATE FLOOR TILE
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FOSSIL SMOOTH CONCRETE 12X24 INCH DARK GREY SLATE FLOOR TILE
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This kind of flooring is a lot more durable than vinyl or peel-and-stick tile flooring. Have you ever seen the scratches that those other types of flooring can get in them? Slate tiles don’t usually have those issues because they’re much more durable.

Slate tile flooring doesn’t have to be ultra expensive. If you have a rather large kitchen, you may decide to only do half of the kitchen with the slate tile flooring, and the other half with vinyl. The area that is used the most should get the slate tile flooring placed on it. The look of the kitchen floor is more cohesive if you install all slate tile flooring on it, but if expense is a big issue, then just install it on half of your kitchen floor.

Expanding The Kitchen Island

If you already have a kitchen island but are still running out of bench space you may be at a loss as to what to do to solve your problem. The answer may be as simple as expanding the kitchen island to meet your needs. This may require some work if you are going to get it done yourself but it will save you the expense of having to buy a larger kitchen island.

Expanding the kitchen island will involve careful consideration of how much floor space you can afford to lose and then, so you won’t have to go through the process again, how big you will need the island expanded to. The first thing you are going to have to ensure is that there is enough room in the kitchen to handle the expansion. If there is already barely enough room in the kitchen you are going to have to consider removing something such as existing cabinetry or relocating the island to a more suitable spot. A quick way to test whether the expanded kitchen island is going to fit is to mark out the boundaries of the proposed island with masking tape. As you move through the kitchen it will help you determine whether it will allow the traffic to flow unimpeded.

With any luck the expansion will only need to occur on one end of the island, although the chances are to make it look symmetrical, it will have to be expanded at either end.

Depending on the flooring that you have you may need to remove some of the floor covering so the larger island will fit and look like it has always been there. You will then have to begin the construction of the framework of the new cabinet. With any luck you can use a portion of the existing cabinetry.

A new countertop to fit the larger island will have to be installed and then the finishing touches may be added such as the kick plate etc. The color and finish of the expanded kitchen island will be determined by the rest of the room, hopefully it will blend in with the rest of the kitchen décor.

Rather than go through a permanent kitchen island expansion there is also an option that will allow the kitchen island to expand on an as-needed basis.

When you are not blessed with a great deal of available space in the kitchen / breakfast room area but you would like a kitchen island and possibly a breakfast table or some kind of dining area you will be fairly limited in your options. Ina great space saving solution there are reasonably sized kitchen islands that expand out into dining table by simply sliding the top out when it is needed.

The ideal version of these expanding kitchen island / dining table combinations will provide you with a food preparation area that is high enough to work comfortably at, and then, when it expands into the dining table configuration the table top height will lower itself to a normal dining table height.

Kitchen Island Designs

An effective method of creating more counter space in the kitchen, particularly in an overly large kitchen, is to have a kitchen island installed. There are a surprising number of kitchen island designs to choose from that can serve all kinds of functions. The kitchen is the busiest room in most households and a well designed kitchen island can very well become the hub of the home.

You will find kitchen islands for sale further down this page.

Rather than entering into the possibility that a kitchen island will not meet the needs of a bustling family, take the view that you can have a kitchen island built would not only solve this issue for you but also give your children an area to sit and do home work while you prepare dinner or to expand a natural gathering place in your home. Having an island designed and built is a cost effective way of expanding your kitchen’s ability to manage the traffic of your family and friends.

Kitchen island designs are very similar to each other. There are two options for design and those are the kitchen island cart and the fixed island. Of course the difference between these two is the ability to move them. Each design has general dimensions that can be increased or decreased according to the needs of the specific customer. These changes of course will change the amount of storage space that is available but not the overall function of the island. The size of your kitchen will likely determine if you want to be able to move the countertop to accommodate guests or have a permanent countertop to accommodate your family.

So what are some of the more popular kitchen island designs? Let’s start with the permanent islands and you can go with a simple small countertop with under bench storage, something that might complement a traditional L-shaped kitchen. In a larger kitchen you might go with an oversized square kitchen island that will give you extended cabinetry underneath and perhaps a cooktop in the center.



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Another popular kitchen island design is the island that accommodates seating on one or a couple of sides. This creates the perfect gathering place in the kitchen and turns it into the heart of the home.

Floating kitchen islands take a number of different forms and starts with the small cart, moving up to a butcher’s block and up to a more extravagant mobile table. These are perfect for the smaller ktichens where you only need the extra coutner space on a temporary basis.

Butcher's Blocks For Sale



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Kitchen Island Mobile Cart Table Butcher Block Cutting Board Top Cabinet Shelves
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Rustic Kitchen Island Butcher Block
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Wood Kitchen Island Cart Rolling Storage Butcher Block Table Cabinet Shelves 1d
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The cost of course, will depend of the extent of material and complexity of the design. Islands construction can be done from most any type of wood material as long as it is sturdy and has some durability. The countertops also vary in style and material. A few of the most common countertop materials include laminate, butcher block, marble and granite. The cost will also be determined by availability and whether or not the island is custom built.

A feature that is a popular addition to the kitchen island is a sink, which will require some plumbing to be done before adding the cabinets. A stove top, particularly one that sits flush with the rest of the counter is another nice feature for the island. However adding this to the kitchen island may negate some of the other possible functions such as using it as a servery or a place where children can sit.

Islands that are already fabricated can be purchased right away and delivered or installed with minimal planning. Many of us have specific needs, though, and for this reason they will decide to install a custom island that requires more planning, a solid design and lengthy discussion with the builder. If the island will be added to the existing kitchen and unmovable, serious considerations will need to be discussed and planned before construction begins. Moveable islands are a great deal less complicated but if building, will need to be given the same considerations so that style and efficiency are well thought-out.

As with all new features the kitchen island design that you choose should attempt to meet the needs of the entire family. Safety issues must be considered as well as the most efficient use of the space.

Installing An Undermount Sink

An undermount sink can be a beautiful choice for the home. These are the sinks that are underneath the countertop so you don’t see the lip of the sink. It’s a style that highlights the beauty of the countertop giving the edges a sharp, clean appearance. These sorts of sinks can really set countertops made of marble, stone and granite extremely well.

The nature of the undermount sink means that the surrounding countertop is easy to keep clean. You can simply sweep crumbs straight into the sink without having to worry about them becoming caught on the lip of the sink.

The sink needs to be installed properly for it to be leak-free. It can last for decades without one leak. The undermount sink should be installed using silicone caulk and very strong epoxies. Then they stay in place with metal anchors that are attached to the underside by glue.

To install the undermount sink, it is best to have a professional actually cut the hole. It should be noted that undermounted sinks should only be installed under a solid surface, a countertop made of wood or a laminate finish would constantly run the risk of getting wet and this would lead to water damage. For this reason specialist stone cutters would be needed to perform the job of cutting the hole for the sink, something that is best left to the experts.

Use the silicone caulking around the hole just cut and then position the sink in its’ proper place. Then the screws should be tightened. Any caulking should be wiped off if it oozes out.

This is the best time for have the faucet holes drilled while working with the underside of the sink. Then turn everything over and attach it to the base counter. The manufacturer's directions should be followed if screws, clips or adhesives are needed.

Now that the sink is where you want it, the drain needs to be installed next. Plumber's putty should be used on the bottom of the drain and then needs to be pushed into the drain opening. Tighten the lock nut to hold it in place.

The undermount sink project should be put on hold overnight to let the putty and caulking set up. The next day you can attach the water supply lines to the faucet stems. Now the S trap and drainpipe should be attached to the bottom of the sink and drainpipe.

The undermount sink is ready for use, and is an attractive addition to the home. When the water is turned on, there should be a good check for leaks. If there aren't any, then the job is done.

The undermount sinks come in a single, double or even triple bowl style, so there are many choices for that special look in the kitchen. They are also available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. You’re not going to be limited simply because you want the clean lines of a sink hidden below the level of the countertop.

Corner Kitchen Sinks

The preferred position of the kitchen sink is the place that makes it most convenient to work. It should be central to the other important parts of the kitchen, the refrigerator and the stove. In an L-shaped kitchen or a U-shaped kitchen this central spot may be on a corner.

Another possibility may be that space in the kitchen is a major problem and so the only realistic option may be to put the sink in the corner. This is not really a problem if you can work out the best way to access the sink itself. A range of corner kitchen sinks are manufactured to cater for circumstances such as this, many of them styled to utilize the area to the greatest possible degree.

Take a look at some of the corner kitchen sink options available below.



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In this situation a round corner kitchen sink might be the most suitable option with the faucets installed to the side for easier access. A small round kitchen sink can be a very striking feature in the room and it is just as functional as a rectangular bowl. Another popular type of sink for placement in the corner is an undermount corner sink that will maximize the counter space while still providing ample washing space.

By locating the sink in the corner section of the countertop you will maximize the usable counter space by making use of a section that may otherwise have been dead space.

Corner Kitchen SinkThere are some innovative designs for the corner kitchen sink with single and double bowl designs making good use of the shape of the corner. A shallow corner may make it possible to use a small corner sink that will place the bowl at the apex of the corner (pictured left). An alternative style is to make use of the hard corner with a double bowl, locating one bowl on either side of the corner with the drainer at the apex (pictured below right). Another tremendous idea for utilizing the corner of the counter is installing an apron kitchen sink with the front edge of the sink forming a bridge between the two arms of the countertop.

Double Corner Kitchen SinkCorner kitchen sinks are available made from a range of materials with the most popular stainless steel, granite, ceramic or nickel. They are a little trickier to install than centrally located kitchen sinks because it is necessary to have them positioned so that they are located an equal distance from the front and the back of the work surface and that it is evenly positioned around the corner.

Not only can a corner sink provide a solution to an otherwise wasted part of the kitchen counter, it may become a stunning focal point in the kitchen. As long as it works functionally, giving good access to the traffic flow in the kitchen then it will serve as a great asset to the room.

More corner sink ideas:

Corner Bathroom Sinks

A Brushed Nickel Faucet

If you’re choosing a new set of faucets for the kitchen and aren’t particularly keen to install shiny stainless steel units, you may prefer to go with the more muted option of a brushed nickel faucet. You might find that the duller option suits your other style choices more fully and gives you the opportunity to spotlight a different part of the kitchen.

If the kitchen sink you have chosen is not a bright shiny affair, sticking a faucet that looks overly shiny would look completely out of place. This is where the brushed nickel faucet option would be more suitable. It will complement the sink you choose from a white ceramic finish to a matching brushed nickel sink.

Brushed Nickel FaucetThere are a few benefits you get from using brushed nickel faucets and they mainly have to do with the lower amount of maintenance that will be required to keep them clean once you’ve begun using your kitchen. Due to the matt finish of the faucets any smudges or fingerprints that you may get on shiny surfaces will not show up as readily on the brushed nickel surface.

If the faucets do become stained with some kind of soap scum or water stain, an effective way of cleaning them is to dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wiping the faucet clean. You should find that any stain is quickly removed.

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MOEN T2692EPBN VOSS POSI TEMP SHOWER ONLY TRIM BRUSHED NICKEL
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Grohe 40633EN0 Brushed Nickel Grandera Series Bath Grid
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Kohler 10215 4 BN Fort Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in Brushed Nickel
Kohler 10215 4 BN Fort Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in Brushed Nickel
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The range of types of brushed nickel faucets is as varied as other faucets so you won’t be narrowing down your choices because you want to get this type. All major manufacturers stock them in either one handle or two handle configurations. If you want a lever style that is reminiscent of the old world style of faucets they are available as are the contemporary styles and designer faucets.

How you match your faucets to your sink is a matter of personal taste and style. It would be perfectly okay to put brushed nickel faucets over a stainless steel sink. However the result would probably look as if one or the other was out of place. You don’t want to draw the eye to an area of the kitchen because something looks like it doesn’t belong.

Make sure you spend plenty of time browsing the kitchen showrooms and take your choice in faucet with you as you walk the showroom floor. Holding the faucet up over each sink that takes your eye will ensure that you will come up with a combination that will look suitable.

Copper Farm Sink

We have already taken a look at apron kitchen sinks in general, pointing out what a distinctive and eye-catching type of sink they are. We have also pointed out the benefits of a farm or apron sink in that you don’t have to lean over as far when using it. Now we will take a look at the copper farm sink.

Like the other apron kitchen sinks the copper farm sink is a very distinctive type of sink and one that fulfills its function to clean dishes and pots admirably. The deep bowl with virtually vertical sides gives you more space in the bowl than it looks like you have at first glance.

Browse through the selection of copper farm sinks that have been made available for sale today on eBay. If you make a selection you will be able to find out more information about any of the items.

Copper Farm Sinks For Sale

Copper Kitchen Bar Faucet Sink Single 1 Handle Lever Swivel Spout Farm Retro NEW
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Copper sinks are not only popular because they have a finish that is different to many other sinks that you will find in most kitchens. Copper is a metal that changes over time as the oxidization process occurs. This process gives the metal a patina that becomes darker with age that often makes the sink look even richer colored than when you bought it. For a copper farm sink this will be even more relevant because the exposed front edge is going to take on the new appearance and become an even greater feature of the room.

The other advantage of installing a copper farm sink is the same as the advantage that other copper sinks give you and that is for the antibacterial properties of copper. The properties of copper retard the growth of bacteria which makes it difficult for it to take hold on the sink. Add to this the fact that using a farm sink is much better for your back because you can stand closer to the sink when you are using it and you have a sink that not only looks good but is better for you.

Copper Farm SinkMany people will consider that there is another bonus to owning a copper farmhouse sink and that is that because many of them are handmade, hammered to shape by craftsmen, they are unique. For those who revel in the fact that they have one-of-a-kind items adorning their homes, this will come as a real plus.

The changing nature of the copper finish means that the sinks themselves don’t require a lot of maintenance. As the metal ages its appearance also changes and it becomes burnished and even more attractive. Naturally you should keep the sink clean after use but other than that there is little other maintenance required.

Copper farm sinks are available as either single bowls or double bowl sinks with it also possible to even find a triple bowl sink if that is your requirement. Because the sinks are hand-hammered they can be made to just about any specifications you require, you simply have to speak to a copper sink specialist about what you need.

The decorative appeal and the positive properties of a copper farm sink makes it an extremely attractive option on many levels and for a kitchen that can take such an old world style, it would make the perfect choice.

To complete the copper charm at the sink you might also consider the appeal of a copper kitchen faucet too.

Step It Up With Designer Faucets

Although you can get yourself some pretty swish looking faucets by simply visiting the kitchen or bathroom supply showroom, there is another level of faucets that you can go to in order to really make an impact. Designer faucets are similar to their standard counterparts except they have been given a boost to make them even more stylish and unique.

These faucets stand out from the crowd, they are unique and they are used primarily as a decorative feature for the room. Designer faucets are available in all kinds of finishes although the more uncommon ones such as rubbed bronze or antique copper are frequently preferred. The aim of a designer faucet is to make a statement in the bathroom that is going to be memorable.

Although you can find limited supplies of designer faucets in hardware stores, you will be given a greater selection by visiting a specialist bathroom design store. These types of places will have all manner of options and unusual hardware appliances, many of which you will not have seen before.

Just because the faucet is considered to be a designer faucet doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be outrageously expensive. It will only look that way.

For anyone who wants to design their bathroom as a statement piece bordering on an artwork, an eye-catching designer faucet is going to complete the picture. The unique nature of the system can be achieved by the actual design itself such as an offset spigot on a single handle base or an unusual shaped spout.

One company that seems to be able to produce an unusual designer faucet for either the kitchen or the bathroom is Moen. The selection of faucets that come out of the Moen catalogue never ceases to amaze with a unique collection of single-handle and double-handle faucets that play with all kinds of configurations. There is definitely nothing average about the faucets available from this innovative company.

When you have designed a kitchen or a bathroom with the intention of creating something incredibly special, the faucets that you choose are going to be key to the look of the room. Designer faucets are just the piece de resistance that you may be searching for.

Copper Kitchen Faucet

It wasn’t all that long ago faucets served a single purpose in the kitchen and that was to get water from the pipes into glasses, pots or to use for dishwashing. These days, faucets play a much bigger role in the look of the kitchen.

The styles, sizes, shapes and finishes used on kitchen faucets can change the entire tone of the room. One of the types that have made a comeback in many households is the copper kitchen faucet. Copper has long been the type of metal carrying water from the mains to the faucet, but it has largely been unseen in the house for many years now. This is beginning to change.

The color and style of copper kitchen faucets take you back to early days when copper fixtures were commonly seen in houses. Antique copper faucets add a touch of elegance to the kitchen and set the tone for a grand antique style. No matter what the actual style the faucet is made, copper gives it a warm charm that harks back to a simpler time.

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7 Modern Single Handle Bathroom Basin Full Copper Faucet Sink Chrome Water Tap
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One of the interesting things about copper is that the qualities of the patina changes over time. As the metal ages it can change color from a bright and shiny finish to a darker, duller shade. This is often a process that many people embrace although others may be caught by surprise that their faucet has started to change appearance.

You can prevent or slow down the oxidation process to take place by treating your copper faucet with a wax finish. You will, however, have to regularly reapply the coating. Failing to do so will allow the inevitable change to take place. Alternatively you may want to look for a copper faucet that has been treated with a lacquer finish.

If you want to be more in control of how your copper faucet is going to look in the coming years you can buy them pre-weathered. These are aged pieces of copper that have been manufactured especially to take advantage of the dull look.

Although copper kitchen faucets give the impression of an old world style, the faucets that are made with the metal today take advantage of modern trends. Mixer faucets and other single handle set ups are available and still manage to give the appearance of an antique faucet.

The most popular style of antique copper kitchen faucets is the old compression faucet design with a spigot flanked by two handles, one for the hot water and the other for cold. This type of faucet is preferred because it looks more rustic and true to the country kitchen style.

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An Apron Kitchen Sink

When flicking through the kitchen sink brochures or the home renovation magazines you will be sure to find a large, deep kitchen sink with the font side exposed, nestled in the bench cavity. This is an apron kitchen sink and it is a strong reminder of the past giving the kitchen an overwhelmingly traditional ambience.

Here we will take a look at some of the most popular and successful apron fronted kitchen sinks that are being sold today. We will cover each of the most common materials used to get a good range of the different designs across the major manufacturers that are available.

Kraus 33 Inch Stainless Steel Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

Krauss Stainless Steel Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

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This is a single bowl design that offers enormous capacity with its 10 inch depth. It is an undermount sink that features scratch-resistant stainless steel that has a commercial-grade satin finish. The sink is made by Kraus which is one of the foremost manufacturers in the business. The full dimensions of the sink are 33 inches long x 20.75 inches wide x 10 inches high. The internal bowl dimensions are 30 inches long x 16 inches wide x 10 inches high. The sink will fit cabinets up to 33 inches.


 

Farmhouse Copper Apron Sink with Towel Bar

Farmhouse Copper Apron Sink with Towel Bar

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This copper sink has a huge capacity and is made from high quality 16 gauge copper. The sink is large enough to accommodate the largest pots, pans and other utensils that require cleaning. As well as providing the rustic charm that you get with the attractive copper finish, this sink also offers the additional functionality of a towel bar along the front face too. The outside dimensions of the sink are 36 inches long x 22 inches wide x 9 inches deep.


 

Rounded Copper Apron Front Sink

Rounded Copper Apron Front Sink

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This is a handmade copper double sink that has been designed to provide deep washing bowls as well as decorative value. On the front wall of the sink is an impressive leaf design that has been hand hammered. This will provide the ultimate rustic touch to the kitchen with the added embellishment of the rounded front wall giving it an even more interesting appearance. The dimensions of the sing are 33 inches long x 22 inches wide x 9 inches high.


 

ALFI Fireclay Single Bowl Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

ALFI Fireclay Single Bowl Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

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This is a slightly smaller kitchen sink that offers a tapered appearance as opposed to the straight walls that other sinks provide. It is perfect for smaller spaces while still offering plenty of washing capacity. Although it is made with a traditional look the fireclay adds a modern feature to the design. The dimensions of the sink are 23.5 inches long x 16 inches wide x 8 inches high.


 

Whitehouse Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink with Gothic Swirl

Whitehouse Fireclay Farmhouse Kitche nSink

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This is a large white single bowl made from fireclay that is particularly generous in its size. It features the traditional farmhouse style and provides an extremely attractive under mount sink. The most compelling feature of the sink is the gothic swirl pattern that adorns the front wall which would provide significant decorative value to the kitchen. As an added bonus this is a reversible sink with the option available for displaying the fluted rear wall. The dimensions of the sink are 30 inches long x 18 inches wide by 10 inches high.


 

The obvious characteristic of the apron kitchen sink is the method of installation which has it surrounded on three sides by the counter top area but with the front edge exposed it allows you to stand right up to the edge of the sink without having to lean over the unused countertop space.

It adds decorative value and rustic charm to the kitchen

Some of these sinks are very impressive to look at. The sink face is an obvious feature with the entire surface area visible to the room. For this reason the external surface of this type of sink is just as important as the internal tub.

As an additional decorative feature of the kitchen, the apron kitchen sink provides tremendous great value.

Here is a perfect example of the type of rustic charm that can be brought into the kitchen just be installing this type of copper farmhouse kitchen sink.

Copper Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

If you’re going for the traditional or country kitchen style then the apron kitchen sink will be one of the front-running options to choose from. The fact that the other name by which it is known is a farmhouse sink indicates well and truly the origins of the style.

It provides a deeper bowl without taking up space

Apart from the style qualities that they bring to the room, there are a few other features that many people find appealing. They are a compact sink but, because of the steep sides which make it look rather like a box, they can hold a lot of dishes for washing. But the sink doesn’t take up a lot of bench space. The depth of the sink almost makes using it a luxury.

The materials that you usually find these sinks made from a quite attractive, simple yet effective. Among other materials you will find apron kitchen sinks made from fireclay ceramics, stainless steel, copper or cast iron. All of these types of Kitchen Sinks make impressive statements because you see more than just the inside sink face.

In general, these sinks are also very durable with the quality of the surface able to withstand just about any heavy blows that may be applied to it.

The range of apron kitchen sinks available is remarkably wide with feature designs on the front end of the sink ensuring that what would have otherwise been a plain wall of white is instead an eye-catching centrepiece for the room. That being said, the contrast of the white front edge of a sink against the surrounding cabinetry also makes the sink a feature of the room.

An apron front kitchen sink gives you a traditional look that will fit in nicely with both a contemporary surrounding and the typical country style kitchen. You get a solid, deep and extremely functional kitchen as well as a focal point that draws the eye the moment you walk into the room.

It isn’t surprising that a product as simple and elegant as the apron kitchen sink has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The adaptability to any style of kitchen has allowed a wide range of renovators the chance to stick one into their new kitchen. Other attractive and very functional types that you might be looking to consider include corner kitchen sinks.