Farmhouse/Apron Sinks



Farmhouse/apron sinks have been widely popular lately and have a long history! As I was preparing to write this blog I ran across a site that went into detail about the history of farmhouse sinks that was very interesting. It’s a very appealing/vintage look and changes the “feel” of your kitchen.

While farmhouse/apron sinks can be easily templated around and fabricated for, there are a few steps that are different in the process for this style of sink.

  • The sink will need to be set in place prior to the field measure, meaning existing countertops will need to be removed.
  • Depending on the length of sink run a seam may be required, in such cases we recommend through the middle of the sink/faucet hole.
  • If you are remodeling existing cabinets check with a professional cabinet maker to ensure the proper steps are taken to reconfigure the cabinets to accept the farmhouse/apron sink.

There at hundreds of options when it comes to material, style, and look of farmhouse/apron sinks, below are a few options:

Copper

Copper

Cast Iron

Cast Iron

 

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Custom Granite

Custom Granite

 

Price points can vary greatly for these types of sinks as well. You will want to make sure you use a good quality sink as it will determine how tight the fit is and precise fabrication of the countertop around the sink.

For more information and ideas regarding your kitchen remodel please contact us!

Thanks for reading!

Angie

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Posted in Granite, Kitchen Ideas, Sinks on January 17th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments



Complete The Look Of Your Kitchen With One Of Our Sink Options…



When it comes to adding a new granite countertop to your home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. With hundreds of different color options available for today’s consumer, it is important to narrow the search, so it is not so overwhelming.

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Yellow River Granite (Fabricated and installed by paramount Granite Company)

If you like certain color tones, it is often best to stick to looking at those choices. For example, if you like the popular white and gray look, most likely you won’t be attracted to stones with green, brown, black, or some other bold dominate color like red. Let your eye be drawn to the stones with the color that appeals to you. If you like stones that are that are consistent, it is probably best to just skip over the ones that have a lot of flow, veining and movement, or vice versa. In fact, the other day I was helping a customer that liked consistent patterns and whenever she looked at one that had some sort of flow, she would say, “I like this part of the slab, but don’t care for the veining.” I finally said, well we should probably just stick to looking at the ones with a consistent pattern, as  I am sure you will find something that you will like.

There are other decisions to be made, after the color is selected such as an edge detail, backsplash and then of course the sink, which helps complete the look of the entire kitchen. While some consumers may already have their sink selected, others often do not and like suggestions.

At Paramount Granite Company, we offer a number of feature choices for sinks. If you like stainless steel sinks, we offer  a variety of choices with our Madeli line.

Madeli Sinks

Madelli502 sink

Madelli 502

Madelli503R_sink

Madeli 503R

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Madeli 503L

If you like something a little different than stainless steel, we also have some granite composite sinks.

Magnum Granite Composite Sinks

Magnum904 sink

Magnum 904

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Magnum 903

The Magnum composite sinks come in 4 different colors including: black, dark brown, gray and wheat, so there is something for everyone.

We also sell Elkay, and Kohler sinks, as well as other sinks models. Please let us know what brand you are interested in and we would be happy to check pricing and availability.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

 

 

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Posted in Sinks on April 19th, 2016 by Barb | | 0 Comments



5 Corner Sink Ideas…



In our showroom, from time to time, we get asked about corner sink options. The corner sink is actually fairly popular and creates a nice design element and layout to the kitchen. For many kitchens, having a corner sink is a do-able option, as long as the cabinet is big enough to accommodate a standard size sink. In this blog, I wanted to take a look at some  granite countertops that we fabricated and installed with corner sinks.

Let’s take a look…

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Perigrine Granite

 

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Stormy Night Granite

 

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Caribe Classic Granite

 

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Sienna Cream Granite

 

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Tropical Green Granite

If you are interested in adding corner sink to your countertops, make sure you stop by our showroom. We would be glad to discuss your layout and options.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Sinks on March 31st, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Add A Stone Flat Bottom Sink To Your Kitchen For A Unique Look…



Flat bottom sinks provide a nice look and come in a variety of models and styles that can be purchased from various manufacturers, supply houses, retail stores, or some stone fabricators. They offer a unique look, that has become popular over the last several years. In our showroom, we do get requests, from time to time, to make flat bottom sinks. Often the request comes from a consumer, who likes a
continuous look. By adding a flat-bottom sink, the pattern of the stone, and flow is extended through the countertops into the sink, and back up to the countertops, providing a balanced, uninterrupted look.

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Soapstone Flat-bottom Sink

If you are interested in a granite flat-bottom sink, we would fabricate individual pieces, based on your specifications, which would be verified at the time of measure. The pieces would then be assembled in our shop, where they would be glued and clamped together to dry. The final sink install takes place when we install your countertops.

Keep in mind, that while flat-bottom sinks offer a unique look, they do not drain as well as some other sink syles. If you go with a flat-bottom sink, make sure you purchase a faucet with a good sprayer, such as this Delta Leland model, (9178-AR DST), as it will help drain excess debris.

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Delta Leland model (9178-AR DST)

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Sinks, Soapstone on January 30th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Create A Unique Look With a Granite Flat Bottom Sink…



When it comes to selecting granite countertops, consumers have a lot of options. That’s because there are literally hundreds of different colors to choose from. Whether you like a consistent look, or like a lot of variety including flow, or veining, there is definitely a color available to suite your needs.

There are also many options available when it comes selecting a sink to go with your new countertops. From undermount sinks, to apron front sinks to vessel sinks, there are a multitude of choices, styles, sizes and colors. Another sink option that has become fairly popular is the flat bottom sink. This style of sink is appealing to those consumers that like to extend the look of their granite.

Flat bottom sinks are custom made and fabricated along with your countertops.

Let’s take a look a few…

Perigrine vanity sink

Perigrine Granite

White Torroncino Granite sink

 White Torroncino Granite

If you are interested in a flat bottom sink for your project, make sure you stop by our showroom. We would be happy to help you with your countertop and sink selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Sinks on January 12th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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