Published at Sunday, September 09th, 2018 - 12:31:36 PM. Sink. By Candace Burke.
In old provincial kitchens, sinks were often cast iron or some form of pre-cast stone. They were virtually indestructible with volumes of every day use. Most had double ones. One for washing, one for rinsing as well as a drainboard. Many had one shallow and one deeper for doing laundry or giving baby a bath. Today‘s country kitchen sinks are pretty and useful. Most are free-standing or attached to a wood cabinet. The traditional look for today‘s sinks is one that has a cabinet under it and a skirt rather than a wooden cabinet door. In most country farmhouses, the kitchen was the picture of simplicity. The sink reflected that simplicity with a single large basin with a cast iron apron at the front. Very often, the basin was porcelain over cast iron to insure longer wear. The clean lines of a farmhouse sink was enhanced by two spindle legs on either side of it. These sinks were nearly always white or a dark travertine stone color. The great thing about these sinks is how well they retained heat. This was especially helpful since hot water was not supplied in older country homes by a water heater. Usually, water was heated in a large kettle kept atop the cook stove for dish washing purposes.
There are wide varieties of kitchen sink designs available. These styles range from several heavy duty applications to non heavy duty ones. There are some which are installed below the surface of the counter top. This style is called bottom mount or under mount. The design of this sink is that the material in the counter top is visible at the hole of it. This style of it is usually applied with silicone-based sealants for waterproof joints. This is necessary because this type of sink is clamped into the bottom of the material. The advantage of this design is that it gives a medieval style to the kitchen. This look will give a more fashionable style to the kitchen and enhances the quality of the environment.
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