Pet lovers (Moms with active little ones and gardeners) might have fantasized about a practical washing up spot in the utility room — a dedicated pet washing sink. That’s ideal when Fido needs a quick dunk or a major clean up. The low deep basin also might be perfect for soaking out tablecloth stains or pre-laundering a king size comforter. But the elegant custom floor sink in this Vermont laundry room is designed for the family pooch. And what a design it is. Created by an architect for a client who collects antique tile, it qualifies as one very swanky pet washing sink, complete with a marble curb and polished nickel pot filler style faucet faucet plus hand spray. The combination of a pot-filler –which has a long reach and also swings back out of the way — and a hand sprayer is unique. Some designers would have fit with pet spa with a high arc faucet with flexible sprayer. This combination seems more flexible and shows how kitchen fixtures can be used for other purposes. This is one elegant custom tub, too, Relief tiles in elegant taupe and brown patterns are inset in the field of cream and taupe glazed tiles. The square tub occupies a space between the washer dryer and back door.
A wood counter tops the laundry machines and continues as a shallow rim around the top of the sink, to finish off the tile. Overhead, a vintage rack provides a handy spot for drying towels or hanging laundry to dry or air in front of the window. On the edge, there’s a marble curb which provides an elegant step into the tub. Even in a non-pet household, a large floor sink like this would be a boon to many gardeners.
(Source: Smith & Vansant Architects)
A plainer Utility Floor Sink that serves a similar purpose.
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