Porch House Mudroom // A mudroom sink (with Elkay)

THE PORCH HOUSE

this post is sponsored by Elkay.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Elkay Sink CleaningThe Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Elkay Sink Looking In 2

sink (ricotta) // faucet (lustrous steel)

The mudroom at the Porch House is one of those multi-functional, utility spaces.  It serves as the laundry room, storage room, and because of the large sink we installed, it’s also the spot to wash muddy boots, rinse stains out of clothes, and clean out paint brushes.  Having a sink in a mudroom is definitely a luxury – we’ve never had room to put one in any of our houses before – but it’s a luxury that will surely be used on a daily basis.  Anyone who has raised a child (or dog), has had all manner of unpleasant washing tasks to deal with, and it’s a real blessing to keep those out of the kitchen sink.

With Elkay on board as a partner at the Porch House, I picked out their ricotta-colored quartz undermount sink for the mudroom.  I wanted to leave the front of the sink exposed beneath the countertop to give this beautiful space a bit of a utility feel.  The quartz provided a clean look for that.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Elkay Sink Front

We have the prettiest bridge-style faucet in the kitchen, so I picked the coordinating single hole version for the mudroom.  I like that the finishes in the kitchen and mudroom speak to each other but are not identical.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Sink Faucet

We’ve been really impressed with Elkay’s products. They’re well-made, sturdy, and beautiful!  The endlessly-deep, stainless steel sink in the kitchen has been a real pleasure to use and the attached bridge-style faucet is one of my all-time favorites.

The Grit and Polish - Porch House Kitchen Sink small

 sink / faucet (in lustrous steel)

We’re equally impressed with the mudroom sink and faucet!  They are sturdy, beautiful, and so convenient for washing out paint brushes while we finish up construction at the Porch House.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Elkay Sink Looking In 3

We installed this undermount sink ourselves after fabricating this 8′-long marble countertop (stay tuned for a ‘how-to’ post on countertop fabrication).  We glued the sink (using Liquid Nails “fuze-it”) and held it in place with a lifting jack while the glue dried overnight.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Sink G InstallThe Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Faucet Install C

The faucet hole was cut next (using a diamond core bit on the angle grinder) and then Garrett plumbed the whole thing.  We’ve been using this sink ever since!

Thank you, Elkay, for making such beautiful, sturdy products and for sponsoring this post!

xoxo

-Cathy

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