Monday, September 19, 2011

Sink study

Yes I said sink study , I know I'm not alone having a dream sink in mind for my kitchen , currently I have the above sink , it is a triple cast iron enameled Kohler sink , which we are going to have re-glazed before we put the house on the market in a couple of weeks , I so wish we had gone ahead and re-glazed it for our own benefit , but someone will be getting a fabulous sink with a fresh finish , ours is an original model , which was featured in the Uncle Buck movie ... funny tid bit , and has now recently been be re- introduced at the price of $1500 approx Canadian dollars , I will miss my little middle sink , it is so handy.
Last night my husband informed me I had spent 2 hours looking at sinks ... he found this excessive , but really is it ? I know plenty of you who stop buy see why each selection takes a great commitment of time .
I have been longing for an apron front sink for many years now , I know what it is to have a white sink , and I am fine with giving it a good scrub and a bleach to get it all spiffed up , but boy are these very popular sinks ever pricey , on average I have found them to be around the $2000.00 mark , but what you get for shopping around can be a great deal , like locally I found this one bowl apron front cast iron sink for $695.00 , you know that's a bargain, of course Ikea has an apron front sink for $350.00.
Since I will have a main floor laundry and the tub you get is a cheap and sad $20-$40 option , again , eww!! but I did come across this wall hung beauty , we just love it .
And this cute little utility sink is super charming but in need of a skirt., these two are of course Kohler , how can I get Kohler to sponsor my build??? gonna have to work on that , come on Home Depot , we can work together right....let's make a deal.
Ok now catch your breath , adorable right , this is the perfect sink for a busy kids bath room , I know a family with 5 kids that I bet could use this ...

I have finally found out where this classic laundry sink comes from Home depot of course...
How long would you invest in fixtures , some are no brainers , but making choices that will last possible decades if not longer takes its share of time.
So I think I have narrowed down the kitchen sink and maybe the laundry sink , now to move on to trim , do I do it all myself or let the builder finish it for me? that is a really tough decision , then flooring , wood floor ?, species? I think I am happy with oak , colour is a tougher decision , and tile I sure hope the tile options are pleasing , I am quite sure I have selected the kitchen cabinets , lovely sprayed soft off white...
Everyone has a special request , a couple of mine , main laundry , 9 ft ceilings, separate glass shower , apron front sink , wood floors ...check
My husband needs a ice making fridge , that is bigger than you can know , and a real office , one of a kind designed house, and room to spread out and a tall tub dishwasher for sure ...check
Mason wants lots of closet space , her own bath and an arm chair ...sounds doable
And Sophie well she wants that marble vanity top and lots of very soft purple, and a dress mannequin , sounds like a plan

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