While it’s a common farmhouse sink - the difference is what’s going on behind it at the faucet. There are actually two sinks in this kitchen, each located under a window. Rather than mount the faucets on the counter top as usual, I decided to mount them on a window sill made out of marble. The marble fabricators made a box and a sill out of white carrera marble and the finish carpenter brought the window trim right down to the marble sill. The faucet is actually a deck mounted faucet that we split up - the plumber was able to mount the faucet on the top of the sill and the handles are mounted on the face of the sill. It took a little extra work for the plumber and marble fabricator but what do you think - was it worth the extra effort?
Design Idea: Design it Differently
Sometimes in design you need to think a little out of the box to make a space unique and special. In many cases these custom designed items send everyone running for the hills when it's time to build them - the contractor, the installer, the plumber or electrician. That’s because these things sometimes take some extra thought and problem solving. That’s why I love to work with tradespeople who have an open mind; they're excited by a challenge and love to figure out a way to make things work. Here’s an example - a sink I designed in a kitchen a few years go: