Try a Copper Sink for a Warm Glow in the Kitchen
Bring polish and patina to your kitchen with a sink done in endlessly interesting copper
For a fast, easy and dramatic makeover, consider replacing your kitchen sink for a copper one. Hand formed, a copper sink will add character with its color, shape and ever-changing patina. It's known for its sanitary benefits (bacteria can survive on copper only for a matter of hours), and plain old hot, soapy water cleans it best. Copper is constantly changing color and developing interest and variation over time, but you can slow down this process with automobile wax treatments a few times a year. Whether your kitchen is rustic, traditional or eclectic, a copper sink will work beautifully and will certainly act as a conversation piece.
This Austin, Texas, kitchen features both a large copper apron sink and a small matching bar sink in the island.
This rich copper sink brings out the rust color of the grout in the arabesque tile backsplash.
General contractor Richard Jackson constructed this vent hood out of wood and finished it with copper-colored paint to match the kitchen's copper apron sink.
This beautiful mixed-metal kitchen has a polished-nickel faucet alongside a copper apron sink.
Copper for the range hood, apron sink and countertop combines with stainless steel appliances in this dramatic mixed-metal kitchen.
Doing dishes is anything but a chore when a kitchen window lets you drift off into the view beyond the copper sink.
Copper looks lovely in rustic settings, especially paired with custom reclaimed wood cabinets.
Ideabook published on Feb. 5, 2013.
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