It’s time to talk about the kitchen sink, and this sink deserves its own post. It’s one of my favorite features in the kitchen along with the dishwasher (for obvious reasons…). It would be a fair comment to say that the rest of the space was designed around the style of the sink, since it was purchased three years before we even stepped foot in the property.
Before moving into our new rented flat in Lyon, I had fallen in love with farmhouse style sinks. I had seen one particular image of a rustic wooden kitchen unit with an integrated farmhouse sink which stuck with me. As our new flat was unfurnished, I thought this could be the perfect opportunity to recreate the same look for our new home. Full steam ahead, I browsed through EBay and found just what I was looking for at a great price. Very pleased with myself, I bought it there and then without really thinking about the practicalities. Talk about an impulse buy.
Of course, in a rented property you never have the same flexibility as you do when you are the owners, and playing around with the plumbing and removing the existing sink was not as simple a task as I had naively thought. Long story short, the proposed transformation of our French country kitchen did not go down as well as I had hoped. Consequently, the sink sat gathering dust in a corner for the entire three years we lived in that flat. My father was also not too pleased about this since he had driven over from the UK to France with this sink, amongst other things, in the back of the car.
Of course when designing our new kitchen, we now had an easy point to start off with, by knowing just what type of unit would be required in which to integrate our sink. We could finally achieve that French farmhouse look we had been waiting over three years for. A happy ending to the story which proves that there is nothing wrong with the impulse buys, even if takes a few years for them to be put to use!