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Choosing a Blanco Kitchen Sink

Last fall in the early planning stages we visited a designer kitchen showroom in Vaughn. It had every imaginable item to choose from for designing your dream kitchen. There were so many brands represented, and after walking down an isle containing nothing but the most beautiful sinks, I spotted my dream sink, the Blanco Ikon farmer's sink. I knew going into this that I wanted a huge farmer's sink that would be the pièce de résistance in our kitchen. This was the sink that I had been dreaming of!

If you take a look below, you can see my mood-board for our kitchen. We have this vision of what colours we want and know that we really want to incorporate unique textures into the kitchen as well. It is so hard to make decisions just like they say! The best advice that I have received so far has been to simply choose what you love, and what speaks to you. Truly there is no way to tell how the final design will look with all of your choices but in the meantime, a girl can dream (and make a mood-board)!

After visiting the showroom we left knowing we were were going to get a Blanco sink. The people who helped us that day warned us about the dangers of having an apron front sink and believe me- I've heard a lot of horror stories. A child throwing something into the sink and it cracking from seam to seam, fading, staining, chipping- ask anyone and they have probably heard more reasons than a few to avoid what I can only describe as the most beautiful style of sink that I have ever seen. I have seen a lot of sinks, and fell in love with the Blanco line over all others, the science behind the sink is truly astounding, it's not just for looks!

Okay so now that you have an idea of what we were looking for, I can explain why we chose a Blanco sink, as there's so much more that went into our decision than merely aesthetics! A couple of other factors we knew were important were durability (as mentioned above)- we love to cook and our appliances and kitchen will need to be durable. Functional- again, we spend a lot of time cooking and making meals and we want a sink that can hold the volume of plates we will have after dinner with the family!

Let me further break it down.

Blanco Silgranit sinks are scratch and stain resistant. I'll never forget the day my aunt had her porcelain farmers sink installed in their brand new kitchen. She was making me her famous spaghetti with tomato pomodoro sauce and when she went to drain the pasta she accidentally let go of the pot. It fell dead centre in the sink and we heard the loudest, most heartbreaking sound imaginable. The sink cracked right down the centre. When looking for a sink in-store the man working there tried to tell me all about how so many farmers sinks crack and for that reason we shouldn't get one. I remember feeling disappointed because I knew this to be true (clearly)! Thankfully before I fully gave up we discovered the Blanco Silgranit sink. Because Silgranit consists of 80% natural granite it is literally as hard as rock, one-tenth of a percentile away from being indestructible.

Anyways, long story short I am pleased to announce that we have ordered the Blanco Ikon Silgranite Sink! We could not decide on colour, we narrowed in down to anthracite (black) or the white colour that Blanco offers. Both beautiful but we are terribly indecisive. We told the people ordering to decide for us and we cannot wait to open the box and see, stay tuned!!!

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