Archive | Stone Sink

Kitchen sinks made of marble, slate, granite and other fabricated stone.

Slate Sink with Backsplash

slate farm sink - slate farm sink with angled front and integral backsplash - molly frey design via atticmag

A big slate sink with integral backsplash is both practical and handsome

Farm sinks can be made from many different stones but most commonly soapstone, marble and slate. In a contemporary kitchen with dark gray cabinets and light gray slate counters, Mass. designer Molly Frey installed a large, double-bowl slate sink under the window.

The advantage of a farm sink of this style is fourfold:

1. It looks great, big and inviting.

2. It has a double bowl so it multitasks for draining and washing.

3. The back of the sink is integral meaning that there are no seams in back and no deck.… Continue Reading


Shallow Kitchen Sinks

shallow kitchen sinks - prep sink worked into an island counter - pinterest via atticmag

A sink is arguably the most used fixture in any kitchen.

For several years now, we’ve seen kitchens sinks get larger and deeper, notably with apron fronts. Owners talk about loving their deep basins which are great for cleaning big pieces of cookware and — with sliding cutting boards and colanders – handy for keeping unwashed items conveniently out of sight.  But I’m always intrigued by differences which is why I’ve been looking at a trio of shallow kitchen sinks with an eye towards understanding the differences in their function.

An elegant French kitchen in the Vaucluse [top] has one of the shallowest and most unique stone sinks I’ve ever seen.… Continue Reading


Arched Backsplash Sink

black stone farm sink with half-moon integral backsplash

An ideal sink for a stone-lover’s kitchen with traditional black counters

Radius curves are the order of the day for this custom honed black stone apron-front sink with matching backsplash. The graceful center shape, with its curved shoulders, gives the sink a vintage personality and makes style sense with the oil-rubbed brass faucet with cross handles and porcelain caps. Using the same stone for the sink and counter and trimming both with a fancy edge create a unique type of integral elegance.

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Marble Bar Sink

Polioform custom marble bar sink with grid

A shallow custom bar sink designed for draining and pouring chores.

Poliform’s rectangular, shallow Carrara marble bar sink is set in the matching marble counter top with a full positive reveal. The drain sits below the wooden grid tray on the far right. Dornbracht faucet.… Continue Reading


Marble Farm Sinks

Michael M. Smith for town Naxos marble farm sink by Kallista

Marble farm sinks are often found in old French and Italian kitchens —  going strong after a century or more.

This hefty red travertine basin is the main sink from the Seaspray and Copper Kitchen, a longtime favorite of ours for its wonderful color and polish. Handcrafted in Mexico, the sink was purchased from an online source, at a relatively modest price for marble.

This kitchen features elaborate American cherry counters finished with an fancy Dupont edge.  Mounting a sink under wood counters is unusual and requires a special finish. The faucet is a Kohler Fairfax, with soap dispenser (right) and filtered water tap (left).… Continue Reading