A large vintage crumbsweeper farm sink is well suited to a country cottage.
In a kitchen off the coast of Scotland, a vintage crumbsweeper farm sink shows what gave it that nickname. So deep front-to-back, it extends far enough beyond the front of the cabinets to cast a shadow. And since it’s under mounted so the sides of the counter allow everything to be swept off and into the sink, the name is apt. It’s clear from the nicks and dents on the front of the sink that it’s a vintage piece. I expect this sort of the can be found in Britain where fireclay farm sinks have been in use for hundreds of years. This one may not be as deep as more modern versions but the size makes it a real gem.
This way the sink is installed below the counter is called a “negative reveal,” meaning that no part of the sink edge is revealed or showing — except at the front. In modern cabinets like these from Plain English, that means the front corners of the sink are unobstructed and the user can stand against the front apron making it especially comfortable. In the British Isles we still often see old-school tall pillar taps in use. Those are separate hot and cold water faucets that sit high over the sink. Since a pillar tap diameter is narrow these are especially suited to the slim strip of the deck behind this sink. The kitchen also boasts a red Aga cooker which is always on. The gray-green custom Plain English cabinets suit the old school look as perfectly as the red brick floor.
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