Current Obsession: Utility Sinks
Ever since I posted about kitchens, way back here, I have been obsessing over this sink (see below). I can’t get it out of my head. Whether used in a bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, I think salvaged (or new, but preferably salvaged) utility sinks are a great way to incorporate the current industrial design trend into your home.
To me they look like old school-house sinks. In fact, I have fond and (surprisingly) distant memories of washing my hands in a sink like this in kindergarten art class. I remember having to turn the faucet handles ever-so-gingerly lest I get doused with cold water.
A utility sink in a laundry room! It’s funny how a utility sink can make such a utilitarian space feel dressed up. I love its vintage appeal here – the soft lines make me feel like doing laundry in this room might actually be fun?! Hmm…
Here the utility sink brings a surprising burst of industrial to an otherwise fancy looking powder room. I l-o-v-e the double faucets. SO cool. And SO school-house.
I love this picture for so many reasons. First of all, what a fun bathroom! Second, it perfectly illustrates my opinion that utility sinks and/or trough sinks (as this one is more aptly named) are the clawfoot tub of the sink world. They’re elegant, yet sturdy, vintage yet fashionable. And updated in a fun color like turquoise – what kid wouldn’t want to brush his teeth? Of course, I’m not looking for sinks for kids yet…but it might make for a good puppy bath?
And another kitchen shot. I like the sink above because it has so much room on the sides for dishes/tooth brushes/whatever. The only problem I foresee with a utility sink is the lack of available countertop space if it’s not being built into a counter like in the first photo. This sink has it all – the vintage charm and space for all of your clutter
What do you think? Would you put a utility/schoolhouse/trough sink in your house?