YOU GUYS! Probably my most favorite blog post to date! If you have been following me for awhile then you know that I wanted to renovate our kitchen when we moved in. If I am being honest, it wasn’t something we could afford or had the time to do once we moved in. So we decided we would wait several months until we were a little less busy to undertake the renovation.
Now keep in mind that our kitchen was renovated about 9 years ago by the previous homeowners but it was still outdated. The countertops were corian, the sink was faded, and the cabinets were pretty just not the color we wanted.
First things first, I HAD to create a design board to help my mind think a little bit better. I like to create design boards before I start a renovation project because it helps me have a clear vision for the entire project.
Mainly, my vision for the kitchen was to do the following:
- Paint the cabinets (white for the cabinets on the wall and black for the island)
- Cut our island down to make it all one level
- Change out our hardware
- Replace our sink with a farmhouse sink
- Change out our faucet
- Replace the light fixtures above the sink and island
- Replace our countertops with quartz countertops
- Add backsplash
For todays post, I am sharing all about our sink and faucet! I searched near and far for the perfect farmhouse sink. Did I want a farmhouse did I not? Our current sink was a standard white porcelain sink and I hated it. It wasn’t very deep and it had 2 separate bowls. Now yes, the sink was very old but it was chipping and staining so bad. We had to give it a deep clean just about every single week. So when I was searching for a sink I knew I wanted something bigger than what we had currently. I had been looking at farmhouse sinks ever since we moved into our new house. Upon my searching, I stumbled upon Sinkology, an online company that provides premium sinks for kitchen and bath. Sinkology has now branched out to offering their products in Home Depot, too! And I was absolutely in love with Sinkology’s sink designs. Everything looked so beautiful and sleek. Now for me to decide upon the color. I almost went with the white sink (y’all know ya girl is an all white lover) but something inside of me was telling me to do something different. I had already decided upon the white countertops and white cabinets so I decided to go with the matte black.
The final sink I decided upon was the Bradstreet II Farmhouse Sink in Matte Black. And shipping on this sink was FAST! It was at my home within the next 5-7 days! And when I opened the box for the first time, I got so excited! It was like all of my kitchen dreams were coming true.
For our faucet, we really didn’t have a huge preference. We just knew we wanted something black to match the sink. Our current faucet was a stainless steel pull down style, but it was about 10 years old and definitely needed to be replaced. I love the pull down function when I am washing dishes so I knew this was a must. I heard about Pfister Faucets through one of my design friends and Sinkology spoke really highly of them so I decided to check out what they have! Let’s just say – I will be using Pfister for all of faucet renovation needs!
They provide a wide array of bathroom and kitchen faucets! We decided to go with the Kai faucet. I love it’s sleek design and am so glad we chose that style. We got the faucet in very fast and the install was very easy! Wait until you see these after photos!
Overall, I am so happy I decided upon a Sinkology sink and Pfister faucet! They were both amazing companies to work with and made the process that much easier! If you are about to take on a kitchen or bathroom remodel – CHECK THEM OUT! You will not be disappointed!