Vintage Sinks in the Kitchen
THE DEXTER HOUSE Let's talk about vintage kitchen sinks for a minute. I LOVE the look of vintage sinks in kitchens, especially in remodeled kitchens in older homes. So when we began the kitchen remodel at the Dexter House, I scoured salvage stores and stalked Craigslist daily. But I just couldn't find the right one.
That's when I stumbled upon vintage replica sinks...
This 42" washboard sink looks old but is actually brand new.
The sink fit perfectly in my kitchen design. And we were able to tuck the dishwasher underneath the washboard side to save space. And while I would have preferred to use an old sink (that's just how I roll...), I love that this sink improved upon some of the pitfalls of antique sinks: it has a deeper basin and the drain hole is wide enough to accommodate a garbage disposal. So even though the sink was over $700, it was a no brainer for this remodel.
We've been using this kitchen for six months now and are pretty happy with it. I wish the basin was still a little deeper, and Garrett wishes we picked a lower faucet so water wouldn't splash outside the sink as much. But we both love the integral backsplash and the built-in drainboard for drying dishes and baby stuff. I would definitely consider using this sink in another remodel, and of course I would definitely consider using a vintage sink, should the right one come along.
Here are three other kitchens who I think are using vintage sinks (or well-done replicas) awesomely:
That first image is my all-time dream antique sink. A washboard and an apron front (!). Which I would put in my dream country house, of course.
I'd love to hear what you guys think. Would you ever use a vintage sink in your kitchen? How about a vintage replica sink?
p.s. I spend my time reading about historic kitchen materials. It's cool. Get on board!
p.p.s. Loving the idea of a fireplace in a dining room. It seems so cozy. You'd never have to leave the table in a room like this!
p.p.p.s. And speaking of dream dining rooms...oh weren't we?! Mine would definitely have a table like this one in it. Must see if Garrett can build me one!