interior grooves are slanted. She doesn’t use it
to dry dishes, it’s more a place where vegetables
can dry after washing.”
With this style, a retractable nozzle faucet is
essential for spraying down the grooves. In fact,
faucet choice goes hand in hand with choosing
a sink, with attention paid to scale and
materials. A high-arching restaurant-style
sprayer looks menacing over a small round sink,
while a contemporary faucet with a low right-angled neck looks stumpy when paired with an
industrial double sink.
Once shunned because of scratches and
staining, porcelain sinks are making a
comeback, with apron-front farmhouse-style
sinks showing up in many a country kitchen.
White remains a classic, but painted styles like
the one above by Kohler add cachet.
— molly jane quinn
➧Depth, material, and versatility take
top billing when choosing a sink.
trough: This long rectangular
sink is deeper than most and is
ideal for kitchens with two active
chefs. The depth is great for tall
homeowners as well, who often
strain with shallow designs.
apron-front: This popular
farmhouse style is more
about form than function.
The swath of white porcelain
that juts out in front is just for looks. Choose
copper for a more contemporary look.
double bowl undermount: Usually shown
in stainless steel, this classic design is made
even more practical when
one bowl is half as deep as
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