There’s no need to limit your sink to what’s on store shelves. Repurposing any number of vessels into a sink — whether new or vintage — will show off your personal style with little effort. From old metal buckets to massive shells to rain barrels — if it can hold water, it can be your next sink. Still doubtful? Check out these innovative ideas to get inspired for your next home design project.
A billowy linen adds warmth against a cold farmhouse sink. Using skirts in lieu of cabinetry also aids in creating a farmhouse look in your kitchen. This kitchen contains a well curated mix of a few of my favorite elements, including a canvas sink skirt. Its juxtaposition against a moder n stainless steel sink is unexpected, but works well with the eclectic character of the space.
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Wainscoting – Vintage-style wallpaper paired with tongue-and-groove wainscoting gives this compact bathroom a cozy atmosphere. Also note the toilet with a high tank — a classic historic design. Swap slick modern spotlights for a decorative chandelier, like this brass number, to keep things traditional. Claw-foot tub – A rolled-edge, claw-foot bathtub is a timeless luxury. For an indulgent, traditional look, combine it with wallpaper, plantation shutters and a marble-topped vanity. Painting the sides of the bath a dark color, like this French navy, adds a period detail.
ross-handle faucets – Bathroom showrooms may be filled with faucets that are part water deliverer, part modern sculpture, but cross handles hark back to history and work well with washstand-based or pedestal sinks. Although you can buy modern, angular cross-handle designs, consider classic curved edges for comfort and traditional style.
Another gorgeous vintage-inspired pedestal sink keeps the space open and makes it seem larger. These small sinks punctuate the wall with two dashes of white, which underscore the two circular mirrors. Only minimalists need apply for these!Have you ever seen sinks tiled on the underside like these? It’s brilliant!