Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? If so, then our Sink Spotlight series will help you. The last few weeks we've been looking at various sink materials, from stainless steel to enameled cast iron. Today we look at another popular material for farmhouse-style sinks: fireclay.
Who:Alpes Inox What We Noticed: Italian company Alpes Inox makes really solid, handsome stainless islands and workstations for the kitchen (we already mentioned this smart combo unit that has a dishwasher, oven, and fridge inside). Here's a look at some of their other island units — many of them fabulously arranged with built-in bins, u-shaped drawers, and great sinks.
Who:Leicht What We Noticed: We loved the bright, warm colors of these kitchens from Leicht; they felt refreshing and invigorating after all the grey and white at the show. This kitchen is also a really nicely-done set of built-ins. The cabinets are set into the wall and lift open, and all the appliances hide away, including the fridge and freezer drawers. One more nice touch: the oven has knobs that looks and feel just like a stereo!
Who:Marmo ArredoWhat We Noticed: There are plenty of high-end, fantasy-kitchen items at EuroCucina, and this was my favorite: An entire island by Italian marble fabricators Marmo Arredo, carved out of one solid piece of statuary marble. It is paired up with some manmade black countertop material for a dramatic black/white contrast. Impressive, and the very epitome of a luxury item. More photos below...
Who:Caesarstonequartz countertopsWhat We Noticed: Caesarstone had a big white booth gleaming with one of their new textured quartz materials: Crocodile! This was rather glam when covering drawers and cabinets, but we couldn't imagine having a textured material like this on the countertop! Click through for more photos...
Who:Elmar, Italian kitchens
What We Noticed: This oversized red hood flares out over an open stainless steel unit, incredibly slim (how does the gas get in?). These paired with the red and white floor tiles give this kitchen a delightfully playful yet modern and functional feel. Loved it! Read on to see more photos.
I met Dakota Witzenburg a few years ago at a friend's store. He is a wonderful cabinet and furniture maker (co-owner of todosomething, based in Los Angeles) with an incredible eye for design! And I just found out that he loves to bake, especially his grandmother's secret pie recipes. He has my dream kitchen, a kitchen which he built himself. It's a beautiful blend of modern and traditional — with unexpected green cabinets!
Who:Scavolini, Italian-designed kitchens
What We Noticed: These smart, wide drawers are designed to make maximum use of the space around a sink bowl in a cabinet. These drawers don't let any space go to waste. Click through to see (much!) larger photos.
Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? If so, then our Sink Spotlight series will help you. Last week we looked at enameled cast iron sinks, and today we turn to their less expensive cousin, enameled steel sinks.