This post is sponsored by Elkay. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Hi friends, the kitchen is truly coming together and I couldn’t be more excited. We still have some work to do (paint trim, finish the rangehood, decide on shelves, the list goes on), but last week we had our counters installed, and with that came the installation of our new sink and faucet (insert happy dance emoji). I know, I know, most people don’t get all excited about sinks, but seriously, think about how much time you spend at a sink–it’s really one of the main hubs of a kitchen, and it’s actually a major decision for us. Since we have a large family, we put our sinks to the test.
A few factors I had to consider when deciding on a sink:
- Style: undermount, top mount, top mount with a drain board, farmhouse/apron, etc . . .
- Sink Material: Stainless steel, porcelain, or granite and how easy it is to clean
- How many bowls: single or double
- Depth of the bowl: the deeper, the better to hide all the dishes, lol
- Durability: will it hold up to major use?
With all those factors in mind, I eventually chose the Elkay Crosstown Workstation Sink and the Elkay Avado Single Hole Kitchen Faucet with Semi-professional Spout and Forward Only Lever Handle.
When we decided to change the layout of this kitchen for a better flow, we knew we would lose some counter space. But what we lost in counter space, we made up for in functionality with our Elkay Crosstown Workstation Sink. This sink is so amazing (especially for kitchens lacking space)!!!
Oh, let me count the ways:
- It has a built in ledge to accommodate custom accessories such as a wood cutting board, a wood-handled colander and a dish drying rack which help to truly maximize my space so I can go from cooking to cleanup in no time at all.
- It has an offset drain, which provides more usable space on the bottom of the sink and in the cabinet below, which is HUGE in a small kitchen. I also love the strainer basket with little handle, so you can avoid sticking your fingers in sink gunk , when cleaning the sink.
- EXTRA DEEP BOWL. I don’t know about you, but shallow sinks irk me. I like the fact that this one has an extra deep, high-capacity bowl which offers more room for stacking dishes, filling stockpots, and handling large baking sheets and roasters.
- Lastly, the sink is made with sound guard pads and undercoating which provide a much quieter experience than with other sinks (helpful when your teens have attitudes about having to wash the dishes).
For the faucet, I chose the Elkay Avado Single Hole faucet with Semi-Professional Spout. I love the industrial vibe of this faucet. And this faucet comes in multiple finishes. I chose matte black and chrome. Chrome is easy to clean and the matte black helps it to tie in with the other fixtures in our home. Some of my favorite features of this sink are the tall pull down spray head with single-handle operation that rotates 45 degrees for easy rinsing and cleaning. It’s made of durable material and it offers a two-function water delivery for a steady stream great for everyday use and a powerful spray for heavy-duty cleaning.
I am so, so thrilled with this new addition to our kitchen and I couldn’t imagine a better choice for our home. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on the kitchen; things are moving much more quickly now, and I am so excited for the direction it’s headed in!