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Blanco … a Blog Tour NYC sponsor

February 17, 2012

A kitchen sink is just a sink right? Wrong – think again! The kitchen sink is a very important aspect of planning a kitchen. There are so many options and your sink needs to reflect how you will use the kitchen. Will you be busy preparing vegetables every night or realistically will you just need a place to rinse out the champagne flutes?

Many of our clients want ‘the look for less’ during the current climate. If you are planning a kitchen you can easily economise on the cabinets or on some of the built-in appliances. But if you comprise on the things on display you will invariably regret it.

Blanco America is today’s featured sponsor of Blog Tour NYC. Next month I will travel to New York with 14 other interior bloggers to visit the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and other design focussed events. The event is organised by Modenus with Blanco one of the generous sponsors making the trip possible.

Started in 1925 Blanco has now manufactured over 40 million sinks! One of them was recently installed for one of our client’s. We had a tight budget so had to ditch the designer cabinets but managed to squeeze the funds to invest in a Blanco sink. The Bushboard Encore worktops didn’t allow for a undermount sink so we needed a smart contemporary inset sink. Blanco met the brief and the clients love the sink I specified.

Another great product from Blanco is the Solon Compost system. Designed to help people compost at home it allows you to easily store your kitchen waste below the worktop. Sealed by a stainless steel top when not is use the system will ensure the odours don’t escape – no-one wants to recycle if it results in unpleasant smells! This is seamless recycling, locate it by your sink to collect all your waste – then when you empty it just pop it into the dishwasher to clean it. Easy and simple.

Although shiny stainless steel is the most popular choice for sinks Blanco have recently introduced a range of coloured sinks. In colours such as Truffle, Biscotti and Anthracite they add another layer of subtle detail to your kitchen. So you get some colour but without it being too fashionable. These sinks won’t become the avocado bathrooms of tomorrow, they will last a lifetime.

When you are choosing your kitchen fittings ensure you pay a visit to the Blanco website. I’ve used them for many of the kitchens we have designed and they have never let us down. They even have an app to help you make your choice, a true company of today.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2012 4:20 pm

    I love all of these sinks… sleek, simple thoughtful designs for the heart of the kitchen. Great highlight of one of our BlogTour NYC sponsors Andrew.

    • February 17, 2012 4:31 pm

      Thanks for your comments. It’s so important to get it right – and there are so many choices. Guess that’s why people need to use a designer to help them πŸ™‚

  2. February 17, 2012 11:42 pm

    I love that initial image, very sleek. It’s funny my parents have an enormous double sink and yet theirs is very much just used for champagne flute rinsing!

    • February 18, 2012 10:12 am

      What better thing to use a sink for than rinsing the champagne flutes πŸ™‚

  3. February 20, 2012 8:54 pm

    Thank you Andrew for the great post on BLANCO! I look forward to meeting you in NYC.

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