Kitchen Sink Sources
As I was designing this kitchen, this was the space that I could see before everything else. A big beautiful farmhouse sink. After looking at prices, I thought it would never happen, not to mention there's a global pandemic limiting me from being able to shop in stores. I resorted to trying to build a sink out of concrete. Just as I was starting the research process for that I found her. The most beautiful sink at the most incredible price, on Amazon. Soon after I found the faucet and it all fell into place. This space is nowhere near done, but here are some of the sources so far!
The craziest thing about this kitchen remodel (other than the fact that I did it completely myself, building cabinets and all) is that I ordered almost everything for it from Amazon. I can't even begin to explain how much money I have been able to save because of that. I suppose I'll start with the sink, because it's the base of the whole kitchen design.
The sink was an incredible find, so much so that I was convinced it was a scam. It wasn't and I am so thrilled with it. I purchased it from a company called KES. They sell bathroom and kitchen sinks on Amazon. The sink itself is 30" wide, 20" deep and 10" tall, so it's a significant size. It has the option of facing it with a detail frontwards (which is lovely) or a more traditional flat look (which is what we ended up doing). The material is porcelain ceramic, which I was originally worried about but my plumber actually said he prefers sinks with that material, and so far I have had no problems. The sink was listed at $214 when I purchased it and I had some credits which brought it down to under $200. If you know anything about these sinks you know that they usually start around $300 and quickly go up from there. It is now listed at $230 but that's still a great deal. The reviews mentioned it coming cracked, so I was worried, but mine arrived perfectly protected and in one piece. It came in less than a week with free shipping (thanks Prime) and I am considering ordering a bathroom sink from the same company I like their product so much. Here is the link for the exact sink that I purchased.
I've been using it for almost two months and it cleans up easily. I love the large size of it, I can easily fit all of my pots in, and the height is perfect. I actually don't mind doing dishes with it (don't tell my husband). It is recommended that with a farmhouse sink you purchase a protector for the bottom so that glasses can't accidentally break. The bonus is you can actually let dishes air dry in the sink with it as well. I purchased this one.
I knew I wanted to do gold accents in this kitchen and I really wanted a soft gold faucet. I dreamed of an arched, beautiful designer piece to sit above my sink. Once again though, the costs when I began to research were crazy for a room that I am considering a temporary space (meaning some day we will do a full scale remodel). I found this one on Amazon, and I love it. Not only is it pretty but it's very functional. The spray nozzle has just the right power and it comes with filters for your water which I thought was a nice touch. It was extremely easy to install myself and for less than $100 you really can't beat it. I've been using it for two months and it has been great. If I had one negative, I would say that it does show fingerprints easily. One wipe down and it's back to beautiful, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I went back and forth on these pulls a few times. I originally wanted soft gold, and these are a bit brassier, but I have really ended up liking them. They were also an incredible value, $32.99 for 25 pulls. I decided to do all bars instead of a combo of pulls and I ended up really liking the streamlined look of it.
One thing I knew I wanted to do was to eliminate the giant bottle of dish soap on my counter. I've tried everything, cake stands to put it on, decorative glass bottles to poor it in, and purchasing prettier soap at HomeGoods, but honestly, it always got gunky and yucky and it just needed to go. I ended up purchasing this soap dispenser. It works really well and was easy to install. The company I bought the faucet from has a matching dispenser, but I liked the arch of this one a little better and it was under $20. I will say the bottle you put the soap into was pretty small, meaning I'd have to change it out a lot, so I purchased a kit to extend the dispenser line down. It was the best $14 I've ever spent, it allows me to purchase a giant bottle of Dawn dish soap and run the line directly into it. This means that I will rarely have to change out the soap, and when I do it's as simple as opening the bottle and moving the line as opposed to climbing under the sink to change it. I can't recommend it enough if you have a dispenser.
You don't need it, no one but you will see it, but honestly having the sink strainer basket thing be a matching gold makes me happy every day, so it was worth the $6! I got this one and a matching gold stopper.
Because it will come up a few other sources:
I made the counters myself from particle board and a Formica Laminate sheet, I'm working on a post on that. The Formica pattern is Ice Onyx.
The tile was purchased from Lowes, it was $.89 a tile and it is Anatolia Pearl.
The paint is BM's Chantilly Lace.
The mercury glass fruit bowl and the gold vase next to the sink are actually leftover vases from my wedding, I got them through my dad (he's a landscaper so he has access to flourish wholesale stores) so I don't have a source for you!
I hope that helped! I can't wait to start sharing the tutorials from this space with you!
8/19/2022 03:25:37 am
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