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Natural Materials for Kitchen Sinks

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Kitchen and Bath


There are some very good natural materials for kitchen sinks. Gone are the days of cast iron coated with porcelain showing the darkened areas where it has been chipped. Metal core porcelain is also thrown out the door when it comes to natural kitchen sinks – you can say good-bye to stains and hello to natural and lasting beauty. Forget stainless steel with all of the scratches and go for the many advantages of natural kitchen sink materials. 

What Are Good Natural Materials for Kitchen Sinks?

Copper: Copper sinks are very beautiful and come in a variety of styles. Copper is antimicrobial, which means it has the natural property of inhibiting and killing micro-organisms which is always a good thing in the kitchen.

Granite: Granite is a beautiful choice for a kitchen sink and it will last longer then any substance in your home.

Soapstone: Soapstone is the stuff that sculptures were made of in their days of glory. It is possible to have a solid counter of soapstone with the sink carved right into it.

Marble: Marble is an excellent choice for kitchen sinks and comes in a very wide variety of colors and shades.

Onyx: Onyx is immensely beautiful and makes a perfect kitchen sink. Black Onyx is especially superb and works well in a very tasteful decor. It can be polished or unpolished. 

The Many Possibilities of Natural Materials for Kitchen Sinks

There are many possibilities and benefits of using natural materials for your kitchen sink. Copper a warmth and charm that is completely unique, plus it is very lasting and durable. The stone materials are virtually indestructible, easy to maintain and clean, and almost impossible to stain. There is no rim or separate edging on stone sinks to catch germs or leak. Often a drain board is cut right into the stone along with the kitchen sink.  Soapstone almost sounds like it might be soft, but it is a metamorphic rock that is extremely hard. It is next to impossible to put scratches or abrasions on it. While it is true that some of the stone sink styles need to be combined with the right countertop choice, the benefits to having a stone sink are tremendous.


Flooring Choices

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hints and Advice

How tempted are you to walk into this store? The name – Expensive – would make many of us hesitate.

Do you feel that many stores should have this name? Sometimes walking into a store that sells home products such as flooring can feel this way too, but remember that most home products last much longer than the clothes in your closet.

If you haven’t priced flooring in a while, it’s best to start by looking at the prices of every type of floor to get a good sense of the cost of various options. You need to learn about the choices to make the best decisions for you.

Just like clothing, flooring costs can vary because of the expense of different materials, construction requirements and overall workmanship. In clothing, silk is generally more expensive than cotton, but sometimes the additional cost is worth it for you. In the same way, part of your decision involves determining the right price point for you and your home.

Beyond cost, consider issues such as durability, lifestyle, personal taste and resale value. Are you going to be happy with your decision next year, five years from now – ten? You will be looking at it a long time, so it’s worth a second look now.

Cost is important, but by factoring in other issues, you won’t see that “Expensive” sign. You’ll just feel satisfied that you made the right choice for your home and you.