Timeless Farmhouse FlairKohler's apron-front cast-iron sinks come in many different colours, a soft sandy shade, including new neutral tones Dune, a dark hue that match nicely with granite countertops, and Suede. "Apron-front sinks haven't gone out of style," says interior designer Christine Baumann. "They add a classic focus to any kitchen. From a practical perspective, they are deep enough to hold large pots and platters for easier clean-up — a shorter person may also benefit from better access to the sink." Christine notes that because of their visual weight, apron-front sinks are best suited to medium- large kitchens or size.
Contrast Light and ShadowIn exactly the same kitchen, Vasi selected Caesarstone "Blizzard" for the countertops and used a glass mosaic backsplash from Mixed Up Mosaics that blends milky white and eggplant colours with a mirrored tile. "Keeping the cupboards such a dark finish in a tiny space worries most homeowners due to the fact that they think it will make the kitchen look smaller," she says. "But it really creates play, as long as the countertops and backsplashes are kept light or white to balance light and dark in the space.
Save Money With a Look-AlikeCountertops continue to define the style of a kitchen — but they don't have to be a budget-buster. This granite look alike from Wilsonart is truly laminate but unlike previous laminate countertops features a more realistic, bigger stone design and round border for a high end granite look at a portion of the price.