Now that we’ve had a little bit of time to settle into our new kitchen, I have come to love so many things about it. But, I have to say, in addition to the great appliances, hardwood floors, beautiful backsplash and granite countertops, three things that really stand out for me are all convenience features. First, we love love love (did I say LOVE) our single basin sink. It is so fun to be able to stack all of our dishes after a meal or our large baking pans and trays in the sink out-of-sight until we’re ready to do them. Or, even if we’re ready to dig right in, we have the room to work, spray and rinse before putting even the largest pan into the dishwasher.
Farm sinks, also called apron-front sinks, date back to the nineteenth century but are perfectly great in the modern kitchens of today. They are typically made of fireclay, which offers a smooth, non-porous surface that won’t rust or dis-color. They are about the size of a double sink, but without the divider, making them popular for cooks who use a lot of large pots. It is also a great solution for those who bake, like our client whose kitchen is featured here. She is a professional baker and this sink allows plenty of room for large baking sheets and bowls. With so many choices in sinks these days, make sure you look around before settling on the same old thing.