Getting Organized to Slow Down

Getting Organized to Slow Down

I think what most of us want this summer is unhurried time to enjoy with our family. Yes? At least that’s what we are craving at our house! We have a pretty busy schedule most of the time so being intentional about our summer plans is what will make all the difference between dreaming about slowing down…and actually slowing down.

We are deliberately and quite intentionally slowing our usual pace this summer starting in July, and I could not be more excited know we will have downtime together.

But in order to make the most of our downtime and enjoy our “staycations”and road trips, we have to get a little bit better organized and prepared now so we can begin to fully experience what will hopefully feel like the lazy days of summer.

Today on The Decluttered Home you’ll find my guest post with inspiring ideas and gentle nudges for how to prepare for your best summer yet! Come on over!

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
Farmhouse sink  via Tiffany Eastman Interiors

Today I’m excited to share inspiration for farmhouse sinks! Aren’t they charming? You can find a variety of shapes and materials for farmhouse sinks that would be well-suited for most any type of house, they aren’t limited to use in farmhouses!

If you missed my announcement last week, it’s Kitchen Month here at The Inspired Room and I’m sharing the “best of the best” ideas I found and sources for many items while researching for my own kitchen remodel. My first post on kitchen open shelving was last week! Today’s post is is all about farmhouse sinks (and apron front sinks), so let’s dive in!

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationBHG

Most people (like me!) refer to apron front sinks as farmhouse sinks and they definitely have that same look, but I think technically apron front sinks are called that because they have a slightly different design. The apron front sinks have a finished “front” that fits over the front of a cabinet to create the “farmhouse” sink look. You can see an example of a apron front sink, below.

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration

Kohler Whitehaven

You’ll need a custom cabinet for a farmhouse sink, or at least a modified one to accomodate it (in our old house our contractor just modified our existing sink cabinet to fit the type of apron front sink we chose) so be sure to check dimensions and ask your contractor to be certain the specific sink you want will work with your particular cabinets. These are HEAVY sinks so you’ll need a sturdy and supportive cabinet, too.

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationJersey Ice Cream Co via One King’s Lane

The best farmhouse-style sink I’ve found (and had in my last house) is the Kohler Whitehaven. It is a cast iron enameled apron front sink. It is an undermount design, which means it goes under your countertop. I much prefer the under mount style sinks for a cleaner look.

I had the smaller profile Kohler Whitehaven, which I loved and it worked in my existing cabinet with modifications, but there is also larger version, so be sure to order the exact size you need and the style that works for your look!

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationMy Domaine

In a previous house I had a fireclay sink and did not like it quite as well as the cast iron enameled Kohler, but it was still a gorgeous sink. You can also get a large cast iron enamel single basin undermount style that doesn’t have the farmhouse or apron front style front exposed (the sink goes fully inside the cabinet) and they are wonderful, I’ve had that style of sink, too.

Enjoy the inspiration pics today and the round up of sources for more great sinks at the end, too!

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationFarmhouse Sink – Stone Apron-Front Sink (actual source is linked!)

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
The Inspired Room / sink source

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
Sarah Sherman Samuel

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
Lonny

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
House Beautiful

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
Traditional Home

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationWesterbroek

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen InspirationHammered Silver Apron-Front Sink / Photo by Joe Schmelzer via My Domaine

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // (#1 was in my previous kitchen and it is WONDERFUL!)

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration

Have you ever had a farmhouse style sink?

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration

Click here to see my new kitchen reveal (with a full source list!)

Farmhouse Sinks: Kitchen Inspiration
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