StyleFile #33: The Kitchen Sink

They took everything but the kitchen sink.

I have to laugh at this adage. When we moved– we took a kitchen sink with us! We rescued a large cast iron sink off the curb and kept it in our basement for three years until we moved into our present home. I love these old sinks, and have collected quite a few pictures of them. This proved helpful when it came time to design our kitchen. Take a look-

This apron sink is flanked by custom cabinets. A modern stove pulls this kitchen into the 21st century.

Here the sink adds to all the other fun elements in the kitchen. Check out the cut-out above the sink that lets you see into the pantry.

Another interior window above the sink looks into the living room. Note the solution the owner came up for sink legs that were too short!

Urban and Country meet in here with the use of stainless steel cabinets and antique wood furniture.

The owners of this kitchen spent a considerable amount of time restoring all the cabinets and, or course, keeping the authentic sink.

A sink skirt does wonders for hiding all kinds of extras- recycling stuff, bags of dog food or bottled water. I love the touches of green- skirt fabric, painted stool and glass light fixtures!

A large butler’s pantry in an historical home had this cast iron sink.

These sinks aren’t just for kitchens or pantries. Here a designer put one in a bathroom!

I couldn’t resist showing you our kitchen sink!

Note: You can find a cast iron sink here.

(Photos- House Beautiful, Old House Journal, Cottage Living, Country Living, Martha Stewart Living, American Homestyle and Gardening)

2 thoughts on “StyleFile #33: The Kitchen Sink

  1. Great blog! Just found you and I love seeing your photo of the empty studs with the sink hanging from it.

  2. Have you ever put a garbage disposal into one of these older sinks. I want to put one into our older sink but I’m not sure if we can with the smaller drain opening…..

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