Interior design help for everyone.
We've been designing kitchens for years and our clients love us! Light and bright kitchens, that are functional and practical; rule today. However when we arrive home at night, we encounter our own drab and dreary kitchen. The designer who created this kitchen had unknowingly, selected competing undertones - orange floor, burgundy cabinets, black and PINK countertops and Tuscan gold backsplash. This is definitely not my style and I think it's time for a change! Don't you?
I know - it's bad, right? When designing kitchens for our clients, we start with choosing 2 items first. The counter top and the kitchen sink!
As I use Caesarstone almost exclusively (they have the best range of colours and patterns of quartz - in my opinion), I knew which counter top I wanted almost immediately. Frosty Carrina!
It's a warm white, with subtle flecks and veining of light warm gray. Giving almost a marble look, but without the hassle, upkeep, staining and etching of real marble. Their quartz has antibacterial properties meaning there is no need to seal the counters - eliminating the maintenance that is needed every few years.
Have a look at all the beautiful options from Caesarstone here!
The next item I choose is the Kitchen sink. Of course the size is dictated by any existing cabinetry, if you are starting from scratch, the world's your Oyster. A favourite manufacture of mine is Blanco. They sell amazing sinks of all different shapes and sizes. Silgranit, Stainless steel, FireClay and more! Here's a cheat sheet on the great points.
Apron sink - who doesn't love apron sinks?
Centre drain location
3 1/2'' (90mm) stainless steel strainer included
Stay tuned! Sneak peek photos coming up - we've just installed the gorgeous Caesarstone counter top and we are absolutely thrilled with it!
Stay tuned for more updates and tips and tricks!
Virtual Interior design help throughout Canada and USA
8/28/2015 08:58:47 pm
Jill, I am interested in why the sink is one of your first choices. When I work with clients, our first two decisions are the cabinet layout and the counters. Next is usually tile and floor. I'm interested in your thoughts - maybe we should be talking sink earlier?
8/29/2015 02:11:10 am
Thanks for commenting! Great question. As sink sizes vary, especially from front to back, it's essential to have the exact sink size selected first, so any new cabinets can be built around them and any possible reinforcements can be made to the cabinet plans ( ie. cast iron apron sinks). :)
4/19/2022 07:39:30 pm
Nice content and guide that home owner can follow through it.
4/20/2022 09:11:04 am
Thank you for your kind words!
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer of Jil Sonia Interior Designs.
Design Links Bloggers I follow:
Kimberley Seldon Design
Linda Holt Interiors
Ina Goetz Photography