1901 Kitchen RemodelTraditional Kitchen, Portland
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9. Beautiful details. A farmhouse-style sink and a faucet that looks as if it could have been original to the house all add to the period charm. And the edge of the stone counter makes for an elegant top. Of course you'll pay more for these details and the high-quality plumbing fixtures, but that cost will ensure the remodeled kitchen is not only a joy to use, but a visual treat as well.More: Kitchen Workbook: How to Remodel Your KitchenHow to Map Out Your Scope of Work
4. Farmhouse sinks. Also called apron-front sinks, these beauties have made a comeback in recent years. They feature a broad, shallow face and an extra-deep bowl that can accommodate large pots or stacks of plates. Farmhouse sinks create a sense of country living, yet they're unfussy enough to work with cleaner-lined spaces. Although some versions on the market have raised or decorative detailing, streamlined styles like the one shown here are the most classic.
Sink. Take a minute to assess your relationship with your sink. Are you happy with it? If not, it may be time for a replacement; you likely spend far to much time hovering over it to be unsatisfied. Undermount and flush sinks are great choices, as they’re easy to clean and have a chic, seamless look. Single-bowl sinks provide ample room for washing dishes, yet multibowl sinks provide the option of using half the sink as a drying rack. Consider your needs and preferences before heading to the showroom; they’ll lead you to the perfect choice.
What is it about this detail shot of a very small portion of a kitchen that looks so worldly? In my opinion, it's the fearless use of color on the cabinets paired with brassy fixtures and the farm sink. Even if you haven't traveled much, using elements commonly seen in other countries will contribute to your own personal global look.