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utility room tub sink with antique relief tiles and marble curb

Utility Room Tub Sink

Crossing a sink and a small tub creates the perfect place to bathe pets — or kids. Pet lovers and Moms with active little ones might have fantasized about a practical washing up spot in the utility room, something that’s ideal when the kids come all muddy or Fido needs a quick dunk.  A low […]

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Kitchen Sink of the Future

Meet the electronic sink with automatic settings. I’m always fascinated by what’s new particularly in the kitchen. And lately companies have been using videos to launch new concepts. The innovative German kitchen faucet manufacturer Dornbracht, and their design partner Michael Sieger, have been rethinking things in the kitchen via a pilot study centered on kitchen […]

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D shape prep sink with runnels in a marble counter and bridge faucet

Prep Sink with Runnels

Drainboards can be created on one or both sides. Prep sinks come in various shapes and sizes. This D configuration is a good choice and often overlooked. What makes sense to me is that it’s wider in front — where the action tends to be when you’re peeling, cutting and cleaning. Runnels, or channels in […]

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integrated trough sink adjacent to a cooktop in a stainless steel counter

Trough Prep Sinks

We find sliver sinks to be practical and stylish. A little-noticed addition to the “smart kitchen” is a novel range of narrow, sluice-like sinks. Most merely 8-inches  wide, they are shaped like troughs — hence the name — and come in a variety of lengths ranging from 5-feet to just under the standard 24-inch counter […]

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Franke zero radius stainless steel sink with integral drainboard

Zero-Radius Double Sink

The idea of “zero radius” means square edges and no curves on the sides or corners This hard edge style — a top choice for contemporary kitchens — was displayed in the black Poggenpohl sink cabinet pictured here. The stainless steel sink and companion drain board are by Franke.

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