Repurposing a salvaged sinkTraditional Kitchen, Burlington

This salvaged kitchen sink was found awhile ago by the client who new she wanted to use it if ever she renovated. Integrated beautifully into the Danby marble countertop and backsplash with new fixtures it is a real joy to clean up.
This kitchen was formerly a dark paneled, cluttered, divided space with little natural light. By eliminating partitions and creating an open floorplan, as well as adding modern windows with traditional detailing, providing lovingly detailed built-ins for the clients extensive collection of beautiful dishes, and lightening up the color palette we were able to create a rather miraculous transformation.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

Kitchen - traditional kitchen idea in Burlington with a drop-in sink, marble countertops, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash and white countertops —  Houzz
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pamwarr wrote:May 29, 2013
  • icuka58

    I have a wall mount faucet and it is like any other faucet cook a lot or not. I love mine. Some people (contractors) don't like them, but that is preference only. Will leave my faucet on the wall because I feel, why fix something that works great and it's beautiful? I have replaced it once with another wall mount faucet. Noticed Home Depot and plumbing storesare carrying these again and the price of this type of faucet is good.

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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Careful, not everywhere carries all the original parts - less expensive can end up being more expensive in the long run because cheaper parts are used.


ntrgrl4vr wrote:Oct 29, 2013
  • Ginger Scott
    What would you call that type of sink w/ the back lip?
  • jgglasser
    Will you please tell me where the pendant lights can be found? Thanks!
lariosma wrote:May 17, 2015
  • Jill Stratton
    Thanks so much for the tip about NBI drain board sinks! You're right! It's the closest I can find to what this picture shows. I just ordered the 42" sink and can't wait to get it. We also tried to duplicate the windows so I hope it comes out close to this picture!
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing!

houseaholic wrote:Jan 1, 2014
  • kitchenhelps
    Satin nickel? Looks like polished nickel.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Actually, you are correct - the finish is polished nickel. Apologies for misleading information.
nbeck1953 wrote:Mar 1, 2013
  • pamelashamala
    I have this sink in a single bowl model (needs resurfacing but I have a source who did our bathtub 10 years ago and it still looks great so I could refer you to them) that I was going to use but opted for stainless instead. Mine's available for $400 plus shipping or you can pick it up in Cartersville, GA. You can reach me through my ad on Craig's list at http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/app/4390582078.html
  • icuka58

    Gorgeous.

mere1215 wrote:Jan 28, 2013
  • alexisever
    Thank you for your reply. I live in the Philadelphia area and I will be remodeling my kitchen soon. I would love to hire the designer and architect who brought this amazing kitchen to life. Are they available to work/travel to Philadelphia?
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Would love to help, but we are fairly solidly booked with just the projects in this area. Thanks for asking though!
janeboone wrote:Jan 5, 2012
  • Becky Harris
    I'd check w/ guys like this before giving up on the Danby marble:

    http://www.vermontquarries.com/
  • carbro123
    I am using Royal Danby in my kitchen, and I was told there is a product called Bullet Proof that they can put on it to make it not stain.
Cheryl Cummings wrote:Jun 18, 2014
  • hdelleo
    What length are the swivel head lights? Did they come from the same company as the pendants? Thank you!
  • kitui4u

    what is the brand of the little spot light above the side windows (angle lights).? Thanks

luciloo wrote:Mar 3, 2014
  • mmajestic
    Sorry--I don't see where the wall and trim colors are listed. Can you please share? Thanks!
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    The paint in this kitchen are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The wall color is DKC-18, Latex Eggshell, the ceiling is DKC-29 Latex flat. The trim is DKC-54, Alkyd Satin, and the cabinets are DKC-16, Alkyd Satin.

doyledog1 wrote:Jul 18, 2013
artzgir1 wrote:Jul 7, 2013
  • luselman
    I also have a 20" deep sink and to to find a way to pull it forward in a 24" cabinet. Any suggestions? I love the window placement over the sink.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Deeper cabinets or a bump in your cabinets similar to this:
    Derby Hill Farm Lyme NH · More Info
eeyorebesse wrote:Jan 26, 2013
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    GrampasAntiqueKitchen
    These sinks come in single basin with integral drain board on left or right. They also come with double basin, the deep basin on left or right. They also came with no apron as shown or with 5 1/2" to 8" aprons.
    They were available as described in 40-43", 50-53" and rare 60" single basin w/ single integral drain board. Beyond this style was a host of other styles, configurations, original colors etc. I would send anyone who emails me a SkyDrive album showing a variety of styles etc. Ken GrampasAntiqueKitchen.com

    luckybuzz3@hotmail.com I am in Gardner, Ma.
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    GrampasAntiqueKitchen
    Additional response to the question of single basin availability.
    The same style was made in single basin models form 24" to 42". The 24, 30, 36 inches being the most common. I have only seen one 42" single basin. Keep in mind that the single basins will all be only 5 1/2 to 6" deep! My apologies for not adding this comment earlier.
karenbarbarie wrote:Jan 15, 2013
anfrancom wrote:Jan 15, 2012
  • nabilelpoos
    Thank you
  • crystalnkevin28
    The wall color is DKC-18, Latex Eggshell, the ceiling is DKC-29 Latex flat. The trim is DKC-54, Alkyd Satin,
mgash333 wrote:Nov 27, 2014
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The pendants above the counters are from are brass pendants with vintage glass originally from Conant Custom Brass in Vermont. They are now called Conant Metal & Light. The pendants are their custom pendant, in a standard finish they are $169.00. Here is their link: http://www.conantmetalandlight.com
  • LC

    So pretty but my electrician won't hang them as they aren't UL listed due to cord material. They can be purchased with a black vac cord but it changes the look.

libertree wrote:Dec 22, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This is 3cm. We tend to only use 2cm for backslashes unless it is capped like it is hear.
  • Allison
    Was this capped with additional marble? Considering a similar installation but I am using quartz. Also, how tall was this backsplash? 11 inches?
mere1215 wrote:Nov 16, 2013
  • allywollandny
    beautiful design!! I am considering Vermont danby marble now and was told that it is as durable as a quartzite....would you agree with that statement? Thanks!
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This sink is 51 inches long.
    I think if you are careful the dandy marble can be terrific. You will need to be aware of lemon juice or other acidic substances potentially eating at the marble - that can be quite damaging.
ramanning wrote:May 23, 2012
katharinehorvat wrote:Mar 27, 2012
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    Architectural Antiques
    If you're looking for a vintage sink, we've got several! Most were salvaged so they are one of a kind! I've attached an image of the only one we currently have photographed. You can also check out our website at archantiques.com for more information. I hope we can be of some help to you! Shoot us an email at sales@archantiques.com if you'd like some more help or information.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Yes, lots of similar posts and suggestions, but difficult to find exactly this sink!
bluebellacres wrote:Mar 23, 2014
  • allisontedesco
    where did you find these tea towels?? I LOVE this kitchen, and I think the blue towels are my favorite part!!
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Sorry, we do not have that information available.

Lynne McWhorter wrote:Mar 4, 2013
  • spanisheclectic
    I searched for 2 or 3 years for a hand spray with its own lever control. Who makes this and how is it plumbed?
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    I would get on the phone with a Rohl dealer and ask how you order the "Rohl Country Kitchen Collection Single lever sidespray" that would be the best way to proceed. We had a creative plumber and an accommodating cabinet maker. The hand spray works independent of the sink faucet. Good luck.
jenny3077 wrote:Feb 1, 2013
  • travelngal
    Jenny try ebay or search vintage style sinks by Kohler. I think the brockway collection
  • jeaninethequeen
    try craigslist... Ive seen these sinks on there (I live in upstate NY) for between 75.00-200.00 and sometimes even for free!
Jan Dant wrote:Jun 27, 2012
  • Jan Dant
    Thanks for the quick reply! My concern is over choosing a light trim and cabinets in the kitchen that will not blend with the darker trim in the adjacent rooms. I'm feeling forced into staying with stained wood cabinets in the kitchen because of extensive woodwork in the rest of my home. Any thoughts on this?
  • yvonnecmartin
    I think that linking the style of the cabinet doors to the other doors in the house is more important than matching the wood. The styles need not be identical, but should be similar. In my house all trim is painted white and my kitchen cabinets are a medium color wood. It works because the kitchen cabinets have a raised edge around the doors and drawers that makes a rectangle whereas the doors in the house are six-panel composed of rectangles.
jgibbons wrote:Jan 21, 2012
  • jenny3077
    Can anyone tell me where I can buy this sink. I would even take a reproduction of it. jshanebrook@yahoo.com
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    GrampasAntiqueKitchen
    Caution folks, reglased cast iron sinks are not done with porcelain and they will not last more than a few years of real use. Stick with a worn one you have or find a nice original porcelain finish one.
    Word to the wise
    Ken at GrampasAntiqueKitchen.com
kkats wrote:Dec 4, 2011
  • kkats
    Thank you...sva does great work!
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    Renè

    I've been looking for a towel rack in the photo, is that Lucite or glass? where can I obtain this particular rack?

northernharrier wrote:Apr 17, 2016
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    This is a Marvin Wood French Casement window directly above the sink (WFCM5640). This is a nice unit in that the sash both open out without anything obscuring the view. The frame size is 4' - 8 1/2" wide x 3' -4 1/8" high. The casements to the sides of the center window are WCFM2848's.

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    Marvin

    Hi northernharrier,

    Thanks for your interest! You can learn more about Marvin's Ultimate French Casement windows here: http://www.marvin.com/marvin/windows/casement-french. They're a great option for a wide open view!

Megan Miller Murphy wrote:Mar 15, 2015
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Those are all by Marvin Windows & Doors.

  • kathykaufman

    What is the finish on the LBL Barrel Head Swivel 1 Lights, bronze or satin nickel?

jezabel08 wrote:Mar 10, 2014
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This is a salvage sink collected by our client years ago, I am afraid I can't help other than to suggest contacting a salvage house like Vermont Salvage in White River Junction, VT. These dimensions might help: the overall width is four feet three inches and has two bowls. Please also see some of the other posts to this question, some other salvage suppliers might have something similar. Good luck!
  • Debbie Upton-Helvig

    thank you for sharing the dimensions - very helpful!

rehabber46 wrote:Feb 13, 2014
  • Meghan
    The dishwasher appears to be to the right of the sink. One of those pretty ones with the buttons inside on top when you open the door.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Yes, there is a Bosch dishwasher to the right of the sink with a custom panel and pull applied.
Lisa Arena wrote:Jun 28, 2013
glw68 wrote:Jun 23, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    No glazing or highlighting other than a beautiful paint job.
  • glw68
    I didn't think so. Thank you! (Love, love, love this kitchen!)
janiceishimaru wrote:Jun 10, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This was from Restoration Hardware.
  • caitsgrden
    Beautiful Kitchen - I would love the towel rack but could it get into the way of doing dishes? I want to do the same - but i am worried about hip bruising!
rollifam wrote:Sep 12, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    Glad you like it and thank you for the nice feedback.
    Best - SVA
  • MJ Thompson
    Agreed. Such a warm welcoming atmosphere. Beautiful!
takaskie wrote:Aug 11, 2012
cookfamily11 wrote:May 16, 2012
  • Glenda Byrns
    I could work here
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    These pendants are brass pendants with vintage glass originally from Conant Custom Brass in Vermont. They are now called Conant Metal & Light and they say the pendants are our custom pendant, in a standard finish they are $169.00.
C Creamer wrote:Jan 23, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    This a Wall Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet by Rohl. They make exceptional quality products and the owner is very happy with them - she also has Rohl in the laundry room/dog shower and in her master shower. The model of this kitchen faucet is A1456XM (for cross handles) in polished nickel. One downfall with this faucet was the owner wanted a sprayer. We were able to sneak one in on the left of the sink (behind the drawer slide), with its own controller - both also by Rohl.
    Hope that helps!
  • C Creamer
    Thanks, I need the sprayer as well and have only found it integrated with the spout in the brands Kingston Brass and Elements of Design. I've seen the Rohl and am glad to know that it is worth the expense.
Kathleen Bacon wrote:Sep 23, 2018
marianschuchman wrote:Jan 29, 2018
malissalucas wrote:Jun 26, 2016
Annika Conlon wrote:Jan 27, 2016
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    The paint in this kitchen are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The wall color is DKC-18, Latex Eggshell, the ceiling is DKC-29 Latex flat. The trim is DKC-54, Alkyd Satin, and the cabinets are DKC-16, Alkyd Satin.

housenut wrote:Nov 16, 2015
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    This was answered in a previous post, but there have been quite a few questions about this home so here it is again. These pendant are from Conant Metal & Light. The pendants are a custom pendant, in a standard finish they are $169.00

sheri norwood wrote:Oct 28, 2015
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert).

sobraljc wrote:Mar 9, 2015
bcopher wrote:Jan 25, 2015
bwnewsome wrote:Aug 1, 2014
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    There isn't a good image that shows the fridge, but in the right side of this image you can see a part of the range hood, to the right of the range is another couple feet of counter, cabinets & window and then to the right of that is the fridge. You can get a sense from this exterior shot:
    Connecting spaces upstairs · More Info

    You can see the range vent location between windows. Here the fridge is to the left of the single window to the left of the vent.
Becky wrote:Oct 6, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This information has been posted in the past, but here it is again. This is a Marvin Wood French Casement window directly above the sink (WFCM5640). This is a nice unit in that the sash both open out without anything obscuring the view. The frame size is 4' - 8 1/2" wide x 3' -4 1/8" high. The casements to the sides of the center window are WCFM2848's.
Rhonda Haymon wrote:Oct 6, 2013
jackierams wrote:Jul 7, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    You will find this in other posts for other images of this kitchen, but these pendants are brass pendants with vintage glass originally from Conant Custom Brass in Vermont. They are now called Conant Metal and Light and they say, "The pendants are our custom pendant, in a standard finish they are $169.00."
jedspoint wrote:Jun 19, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    This is a salvage sink collected by our client years ago, I am afraid I can't help other than to suggest contacting a salvage house like Vermont Salvage in White River Junction, VT. These dimensions might help: the overall width is four feet three inches and has two bowls. Please also see some of the other posts to this question, some other salvage suppliers might have something similar. Good luck!
pixey wrote:May 30, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    We mounted these using LBL's 4 inch round flush mount canopy (in the finish you want) and you can get 6" extensions, but we went with a 1" leg on these fixtures.
mbadura wrote:Feb 24, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The cabinets are DKC-54, Alkyd Satin. Steve Sass of Jericho Woodworking built the cabinets in this house.
MaryGrace wrote:Jan 23, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Sorry, you would need to contact our office if you have a specific design you are interested in.
jlksburleson wrote:Sep 12, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The cabinets are DKC-16, Alkyd Satin.
    Hope that helps!
ahptt wrote:Jul 7, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    Sorry, these pendants were salvaged by the homeowner over many years of collecting.
    Hope that helps!
meems03 wrote:Feb 27, 2012
janmarie wrote:Jan 15, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    This is a Marvin Wood French Casement window directly above the sink (WFCM5640). This is a nice unit in that the sash both open out without anything obscuring the view. The frame size is 4' - 8 1/2" wide x 3' -4 1/8" high.
    Hope that helps!
jennifercrabtreedesign wrote:Dec 11, 2011
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    These pendants are brass pendants with vintage glass originally from Conant Custom Brass in Vermont. I believe they are now called Conant Metal and Light.
    Hope that helps!
Sandy B wrote:Jan 17, 2018

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    baanthony
    Bryan Anthony added this to How to Properly Light Your Kitchen CountersJan 14, 2019

    5. Sink and Range LightingIf you’re washing your dishes by hand, it’s nice to actually see what you’re doing. For nighttime illumination, don’t add just one small recessed light or pendant light above your sink and call it day. Instead, add multiple lights over your sink, as shown in this kitchen designed by Smith & Vansant Architects PC.Pay attention to lighting when purchasing your range hood as well. Depending on the width of your cook surface, 750 to 1,000 lumens of high-quality light is a good starting point.

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to Kitchen Fix: Where to Hang the Dish TowelsSep 12, 2017

    Share: Where do you hang your dish towels? And, fess up, do you hang any really special towels that no one is supposed to use? Please add your ideas to the Comments section. Bonus points if you share photos.MoreStash It All: Know the 3 Zones of Kitchen StorageFind kitchen and tabletop linens

    beckydietrich
    Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to How to Keep Your White Kitchen WhiteMay 30, 2014

    I would die for this sink. Until it started to look like I actually used it, that is. The white sinks in my home take approximately five minutes to look yucky. You can brighten them and remove stains with common household bleach. Experts suggest laying paper towels flat across the bottom of the sink and wetting them with bleach. This prevents the bleach from running straight down the drain. Leave the paper towels in place for half an hour to allow the bleach to do its job, then remove them and rinse the sink thoroughly with warm water. For a more natural solution, fill the sink with club soda and lemon juice and let this mixture lift the stains as it soaks in. After you empty the sink, apply straight lemon juice directly to any stubborn stains. You may have to repeat this process several times.If this sounds like way too much work, adopt my husband’s favorite tool: Bar Keepers Friend. If you use it on your sink every day, no other upkeep will be required. (I use it on way more than my sink; it keeps pots and pans looking like new as well.)

    jpockett
    Julia Pockett added this to Accessorize a Traditional Kitchen the Beautiful, Practical WayAug 31, 2012

    In old Victorian kitchens the tea towels were hung on the stove door, but they usually weren't as pretty as these. Treat your tea towel as an attractive accessory — it's nearly always on show.

    lolalina
    Laura Gaskill added this to Easy Green: 10 Small Kitchen Changes to Make TodayJun 13, 2012

    5. Reduce your reliance on paper towels. If you find yourself reaching for a paper towel to clean up every last spill and drip, this may be a tough step to tackle. I recommend stocking up on a huge bundle of dish towels and placing them in strategic spots throughout your kitchen. Even if you keep a roll of paper towels in the closet for extra-messy scenarios, if you can use a cloth towel 75 percent of the time, you will be doing great.

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Beautiful, Hardworking Cape RenovationJan 15, 2012

    Here's a better look at how the windows were designed around the sink. The countertops and backsplash are local Vermont Danby marble. In addition to the new windows, a carefully planned scheme adds all kinds of lighting options from very bright to a soft glow. It includes a combination of vintage-style glass and brass pendants, small modern LBL lights and a contemporary fabric-covered drum pendant over the table. Pendant Lights: Conant Metal and LightLBL Lights: Bare Head Swivel I

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    CHARLENE LUNNY added this to charlenelunny's ideas2 days ago

    like window like this over kitchen sink, the two panels that go up and down with little squares on top

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    AK Daniels added this to Kitchen/Great Room Reno Ideas5 days ago

    I like the windows all the way across.

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    HU-469462781 added this to My ideasAug 11, 2019

    Like this set up for the kitchen sink...can't get any better than this!

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