Well, I think it’s about time I introduce the centerpiece of my kitchen. I told my husband that I didn’t care what else was in the kitchen as long as I had THIS sink. The Kohler Vault Apron-Front stainless steel sink. If I wasn’t already in love with my husband and family, I would say I was in love with this sink. 🙂 ok wait, there’s room in my heart for this sink too!
Why this sink, you ask? Well let me tell you!
1) Beautiful mixture of farmhouse and industrial.
When most people think of a farmhouse sink a porcelain, apron-front sink comes to mind. However, with porcelain comes stains from strawberries and grape juice…both loved foods in this home! They can chip as well. In steps stainless steel. While stainless also has its cons (scratches), its worth it for the impressive industrial apron front this one has.
2) Shortened apron-front
Previous farmhouse sinks require a mini-remodel of the sink base cabinet. The aprons are so long the the cabinets below the sink have to be shortened and replaced completely. The Kohler Vault apron-front is only 7 inches of beautiful apron-front and fits in most sink bases already.
3) 9 inch depth even with the shortened front
Ever had a visitor show up without notice and you haven’t done the dishes? No worries! This sink will hide them for you! Love it! The deep base hides a layer of dishes that can only be seen when you come within a few feet of the sink! Keep my surprise visitors at a distance and I’m happy 🙂 hehe
4) I chose the top-mounted version
While most kitchens I’ve seen with granite counters have under mounted sinks, I personally love the look of an apron-front sink that is top-mounted. I like that the sink is even with the top of the granite and not beneath it.
Now, just to be fair, I will give one con of this sink, but only one! The sink base isn’t sloped toward the drain, it’s perfectly level. What this means is the water, food, etc. must be sprayed toward the drain or it has a tendency to pool a little bit. It’s not a big deal to me, as I chose a faucet with a pull-down sprayer but if one didn’t have a sprayer that can be moved around the sink, it could be a problem.
Well, there you have it, the centerpiece of my kitchen! You also got a sneak peak of our cabinets and granite counters as well! Looking forward to sharing the rest of the kitchen with you in the future!