Latest obsession: The Farmhouse Sink aka Bib Sink
…aka Apron front. Whatever you call it, we love it. Considered by some to be the original sink, these large, utilitarian, rectangular basins were designed to do it all: chores, prepping food, washing all of the dishes, and sometimes washing children too. Recent trends are heading towards a utilitarian look: exposed brick and hardwood, pendants with exposed bulbs, metal pipes as shelving, the list goes on and on. Of the items on this list of trends, the farmhouse sink might be the most useful. Who doesn’t want a sink that can fit both a saucepan and a baby?
This sink is amazing because it instantly creates ambiance in the kitchen. When you walk in and see a farmhouse sink, you know immediately that this homeowner appreciates a classic, country look, but wants to keep up with a great, long-lasting trend. While they can fit right in with a modern, eclectic style, these sinks are especially appropriate for our older Portland home remodels. Homes in Portland don’t get much older than the 1920’s and 30’s, which is the perfect era for this look. (Side note: here is an awesome map showing the age of Portland homes) Whether your home is a country cottage, or newer construction with a post-industrial design, this sink will last a lifetime and somehow always feel fresh.
This kitchen sink doesn’t have the bib, but still has plenty of farmhouse charm. We used black subway tile, soft blue walls, and a silver tin ceiling. Cup pulls help tie the look together and keep it true to the home’s classic architecture.
The classic black and white kitchen. Always a charmer, and so easily livened up with some pops of color from flowers, towels, and dishes. The best thing about a black and white kitchen is you can really go wild with your accessories and completely update the look on a whim.
And last, but certainly not least, our newest remodel of a home in Carlton, Oregon. This kitchen received the star treatment remodel with all new appliances, flooring, countertops, and a mosaic tile backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling(!). This eclectic design combines new trends with lasting traditions. Let us know what you think.
What do you think of this style? Will it last? Would you use this sink in conjunction with a modern home?