Putting on a Front

Its really hard for me to pick favorites, but I think I can safely say that Kitchens are high up on my list of most-loved spaces to design.  Whether it is new construction or a remodel, it is a chance to make the heart of the home a functional, timeless, unique space that the Homeowner can enjoy everyday.  I am working with a new client now on a kitchen remodel (very excited and I promise Before & Afters once we are done) and we are at the preliminary stages of making sure the layout is perfect for how they function.  They have a great island that is one of the first things you see when you walk into the space – Which means a perfect focal point for an Apron Front sink (also on my favorite list)!!

Here are a few inspirations I pulled together to kick off the new kitchen!

This is a great farmhouse style kitchen, with beautiful paneled walls and a soap stone farm sink.  I love the tone on tone color palette where the walls, shelves, and cabinets are all the same color.  It blends so beautifully

(Source Unknown…Apologies)

This is a great remodel shot.  The homeowner deleted some upper cabinetry and added floating shelves, as well as an Apron Front sink. The Mahogany butcher block top really adds some warmth to the clean white space.

(Better Homes and Gardens, July/Aug 2007)

Although the angle of this picture does not spotlight the apron style sink, I think it is a great application.  I also love the use of the antique pastry table as an island – Perfect solution for a narrow kitchen.

(Kitchen and Bath Ideas, July/Aug 2005)

As seen in House Beautiful (Feb 2010), Amy Neunsinger’s personal kitchen, is a great example of how a apron front sink can steal the show!  Oh how I would love that sink to have for flower arranging or just everyday use!

(Amy Neunsinger)

I will follow up tomorrow with a list of different apron style sinks that you may enjoy!! There are so many different styles and materials available now, so you will have to check back tomorrow to pick your favorite…

Enjoy your day!