My mini kitchen makeover – everything but the kitchen sink

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With my kitchen decorating project nearly complete, my thoughts have turned to some more serious DIY projects – specifically the plumbing.  Everything is working well in that department at the moment but I really do like the idea of adding a new kitchen sink to the room. My existing stainless steel sink and draining board is not looking great. I think it’s the original sink from when the house was built so it’s got a few bumps, dents and scratches over the years. I’d really love to finish off my kitchen remodelling project with a new sink – but something a little different this time.

I did some research online to discover the types of sinks available. I always thought that I’d love to have a country-style ceramic butler sink. I found a double butler sink that I really love. Unfortunately I don’t think I can fit two sinks in the place of my one sink (the room is small enough as it is!) and I can imagine stacking lots of washing up in one sink and leaving it for longer than I normally would, just because it’s out of sight!

Image from PlumbTile

I therefore carried on searching for other options and came across these space-saving round sinks. Often used in catering situations and behind bars, these sinks will take up less space in my kitchen and give me some more (much needed!) worktop space for food preparation. I also particularly like the darker colours of the sinks in the photos above and would definitely consider having a bronze coloured sink in my kitchen.

Image from PlumbTile

With Christmas just around the corner I will probably delay any more DIY projects until after the new year. I want to be ready to start decorating as soon as I get the urge so it makes sense to browse kitchen designs now and take advantage of January sales! As I didn’t do anything to the tiled splashback while we were decorating back in the summer, I also want to update with some new ceramic tiles. I’ve noticed a theme running through all the kitchen photos I’ve been pinning on Pinterest – I really like black tiles! This will look cute with my existing chalkboard walls so I’m definitely planning to invest in a new splashback soon.

Let me know what you think of my ideas for a new kitchen sink and send me your photos if you too have a something a little different in your kitchen  – tweet me your pics to @Cassiefairy.



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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