Farmhouse Kitchen and Laundry Room in Easley, SCFarmhouse Kitchen
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Towel ring, bar or hook. You probably have a towel hanging near your bathroom sink for drying your hands; apply the same logic to the kitchen. Install a hand towel holder on the side of an upper cabinet or on a wall close to the sink. Some people like a separate towel just for washing hands, while others use dish towels for any sort of drying. Again, make sure that the finish on the wall or cabinet you choose can stand up to moisture from a damp towel.
The designers changed what was once a single window to two double-hung windows to make the sink area feel more expansive and to bring in more natural light. “We have such a pretty view of the front yard, we wanted to maximize that space,” Pat says. “We made sure to leave enough room for the backsplash, which frames the windows nicely.” This photo also highlights the wall-to-wall brick floor, consisting of bricks recycled from an old mill in Chicago set in a herringbone pattern. The quarter-sawn white oak inserts in the floor were finished by Pat, who enjoys woodworking in his free time. “I antiqued the planks and then sanded them down, leaving the saw marks exposed,” Pat says. “I used a darker stain with a quick wipe-off, and then went back with a lighter stain so the saw marks are highlighted and give the floor some character.”Farmhouse sink and faucet: Rohl via ProSource Plumbing Supply; light fixture above sink: Pottery Barn; stainless steel dishwasher: Bosch