Anne & Richard's 1908 HomeTraditional Kitchen, Portland
New walnut cabinets were custom built to match the existing original upper cabinets and a farmhouse sink was added to create generous space for washing up. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.
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Developing good habits can prevent this problem in the future. Be extra careful of potato skins, fruit peels (except those few bits of lemon peel you’ll use to maintain it), corn husks and pits, as they can dull and jam the blades. Keep a perforated drain cover over the disposal most of the time to catch things that shouldn’t go into the disposal.Scrape your plates into the compost bin or trash before doing dishes. The extra benefit of developing a composting system is that it’s great for your garden. Get on a Composting Kick
Size your sink to be a focal point. If you opt to go with an extra-wide sink, it’s going to be difficult to disguise it. My advice is to take the opposite approach and make your wide sink a focal point. Repurpose an interesting salvaged sink or consider an unusual material, like copper.Shop copper kitchen sinks on Houzz
"We wanted cool colors that have a warm feeling," says Anne. Gray-blue tile and soft yellow Venetian-plastered walls complement the natural wood floors and walnut lower cabinets. Backsplash: Roku, Walker Zanger; sink: 1940s antique; garbage cans: Cost Plus