Modern Farmhouse or Apron Front Sink for Your Kitchen

Have you ever wondered if a Farmhouse sink or Apron sink is right for your Kitchen?  One of the primary reasons for the uncertainty is that they typically were of a certain type of construction and looked only good in a Country style Kitchen.  Unfortunately, this country theme is not for everyone, but some people still wanted the Apron Front type of sink.  If you are one of those people, your prayers have been answered. You can have a transitional kitchen and have a stylish looking Apron Front sink, made of cool looking fun material.

Take a look at a few stunning Apron Sinks that will totally blow you away with the stylish looks and features. They are surprisingly affordable and not too pricey.  I am sure they will fit in just about any kitchen remodel budget. Enjoy fawning all over these exquisite farmhouse sinks!

Vigo Farmhouse sink

Photo credit: Vigo Farmhouse sink


Vigo Farmhouse Sink – 30×22.25

The manufacturer Vigo delivers top quality and unique design in this 30” stainless steel farmhouse kitchen sink. You can find this sink on Amazon for $429.00

Features of this ultra modern looking Farmhouse sink made from stainless steel:

  • Elegant and functional drain grooves included
  • Fully undercoated and padded with a unique multi-layer, sound-eliminating technology, which also prevents condensation
  • Exterior Sink: 30″ L x 22.25″ W
  • Basin: 9.875″ D x 18″ W x 28″ L
  • Overall Sink Depth – Top to Bottom: 9.875″
  • Overall Product Weight: 50lbs






You just have to love this modern twist on the Pinnacle Farmhouse sink from Native Trails. It is divine with the hammered front look to the design. You can find this sink for about $2,350.00 online at Faucet Direct.

  • Single basin design provides maximum workspace
  • Covered under Native Trails’ limited lifetime warranty
  • Constructed of copper
  • Undermount installation
  • Center drain location provides optimal drainage capability
  • All hardware needed for installation included

Product Specifications:

  • Height: 10-1/2″ (measured from the bottom of sink to the top of the rim)
  • Overall Width: 22″ (measured from the back outer rim to the front outer rim)
  • Overall Length: 33″ (measured from the left outer rim to the right outer rim)
  • Basin Width: 17″ (measured from the back inner rim to the front inner rim)
  • Basin Length: 28″ (measured from the left inner rim to the right inner rim)
  • Basin Depth: 10″ (measured from the center of basin to the rim)
  • Installation Type: Undermount
  • Weight 50 lbs




Native Trails really pulls out all of the stops on  this new slant on the Apron front kitchen sink with the Zuma kitchen sink. This contemporary sink has a front design that is angled. It is reminiscient of the commercial kitchen with the extra large wide open basin.  This remarkable noteworthy sink is definitely transitional, being that it will fit in modern or traditional styled kitchens.  The Zuma  apron front sink is exquisitely made from recycled copper. This sink can retail for about: $2,350.00 on

APRON Weights & Dimensions

  • Height – Top to Bottom: 10.5″
  • Length – Side to Side: 33″

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Exterior Sink: 33″ L x 22″ W
  • Basin: 10″ D x 17″ W x 28″ L
  • Overall Sink Depth – Top to Bottom: 10.5″
  • Overall Product Weight: 49lbs





This delightfully sleek farmhouse sink by Kraus will add an elegant touch to your kitchen. The Kraus stainless steel sink is made from 16 gauge T-304 stainless steel for maximum durability, the farmhouse sink creates a contemporary look for the kitchen. Extra-deep basins accommodate large dishes with ease. The clean lines and apron front design complement any décor, from traditional to transitional to modern. All Kraus kitchen sinks are equipped with top-level soundproofing and protective Stone Guard coating, which reduces condensation and further dampens sound. The corrosion-resistant surface is further protected from rust and oxidation by a meticulous finishing process. Commercial-grade satin finish and gently rounded corners make maintenance as simple as wiping the surface with a damp cloth. You can find this sink online for about $479.00 on

Product Details:

  • Installation Type: Farmhouse/Apron
  • Material: Stainless steel; Brass
  • Product Warranty: Limited lifetime


  • Exterior Sink: 35.9″ L x 20.75″ W
  • Basin: 10″ D
  • Overall Sink Depth – Top to Bottom: 10″
  • Overall Product Weight: 55.3lbs

Click on the following to read more:

A Farmhouse Sink by any other name – Native Trails Blog

How to Choose the right kitchen sink or faucet  – Donco Designs

Creative Ways You Can Use to Make a Room Feel Bigger

Do you have a space problem with an area of your home? Do you wish that a certain room was just larger? You are not alone. This is the number one complaint that I hear from clients when working with them on a design project.  However, given the right strategies, you can make your size issue not matter.

Here are some tips that you can use to make any room in your home appear larger and more inviting:

pottery barn - Mirror

pottery barn – Oxford Mirror

  1. Use a Large Mirror in the room. A wall mirror used to highlight a main area of the room really makes a difference. When you use a mirror, it serves to open up a space.  This does not mean that you need to have large mirrored walls like they did in the 70’s, but tasteful large wall mirrors, can bring life to any room and make it feel more inviting and much larger; even though it is an illusion, it works. The Pottery Barn Oxford – wood carved mirror, featured above would make an excellent addition to any room, such as an entrance or even can be used in a bathroom over a vanity.
  2. Add Proper Lighting – Natural light, lamps, or LED lights can take away the darkness of a corner. When you do this, it opens up the space or area and gives it a more welcoming feel. When you can invest in new windows, by all means do so, it really makes the place look different from the outside and the inside. If budget is a problem, invest in good interior lighting, such as spot lights or interesting lamps. Don’t forget that the light bulbs do matter.  Shop smart and invest in LED bulbs when possible. It makes a huge difference with the type of lighting in a room.

    photo credit - Native Trails  Americana Vanity

    photo credit – Native Trails
    Americana Vanity

  3. Add furnishings that have interesting legs – Believe it or not, legs really can make a difference in a room. The height, size, width, color and overall shape of leg furnishings can make a room feel more modern. This may sound strange but it is definitely true. Take a look at an end table or a sofa. The legs help add to the look. This especially holds true for a bathroom vanity. Be sure to check the legs of the vanity when you are doing a bathroom remodel. This can make the bathroom look much larger with the right kind of legs. The beautiful 36 inch vanity by Native Trails, Inc., would be a great addition to a small bathroom looking for something with a unique flair.murphy bed
  4. Add Multifunctional furniture. When you really want to maximize space, it is always wise to use furniture that has multi compartments.  A very popular item is the murphy bed system.  You can have storage, lighting, a desk, a couch, and a bed all in one piece.  They are really stylish today and come in many sizes and colors.


Spruce up Your Home for Spring with New Paint Colors

Photo Credit: Behr Paints

Photo Credit: Behr Paints

Spring is here! Are you looking for a fast and easy way to spruce up your home?  Trying on a new color of paint for your walls can definitely do the trick. Yes, an interior painting project can definitely bring life and style to a room that looks dated and tired.

If you are wondering what colors to use, try out some of the 2015 BEHR Colors Trends. They have some really nice colors to select from. However, there are colors in the new palette that makes you wonder, what were the Behr paint creative design team thinking when they came up with a few of the colors.  You can just ignore those colors, and select from the ones that are definite winners.

The 2015 Behr paint colors are broken up into four categories:


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Hottest Trends Home Design Seminar: Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

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Home Style & Design Seminar presented by Donco Designs

  • Hottest Trends in Home Design:  Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Seminar: March 28, 2015 at 10:00am
    Description: An exciting FREE event packed with valuable insights from  Project consultants and designers discussing trends in kitchen and bath design.

If you are considering buying a new home or remodeling your existing home, this event is for you.This is a wonderful opportunity to become knowledgeable on the hottest design trends for your home!

Join us for this fun and lively seminar and learn just how easy remodeling can be. Our experts will make sure you leave with new ideas, insight, and inspiration. We will share the latest in kitchen and bath design, appliances, lighting, and fixtures. Home style trends, spaces, & energy efficient designs.

Seating is limited: RSVP is Required – Call- 954-975-7052

Tips on Designing an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

5 Product Choices for an Achievable Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Designing an eco friendly kitchen is not hard to do, if you know what items to focus on.  It also doesn’t mean that you need to spend a fortune to accomplish a successful eco-friendly kitchen remodel. Before you get started there are a few specific items that you want to examine and research as you are planning your eco-friendly kitchen.

  • Flooring
  • Kitchen Countertops
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Eco-Friendly Paint
  • Reusing Cabinets & Fixtures

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4 Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Hot Water System Energy Usage

hot water heaterFor many homeowners, saving energy at home can be very challenging. This is especially true if you are using known ‘energy vampires’ such as the conventional water heater.

Accounting for as much as 14 to 18 percent of your home’s total energy usage, your water heating system is undoubtedly one of the biggest energy hogs, second in line to your heating and cooling system.

Fortunately, while undoubtedly challenging, effectively reducing your hot water system energy usage is very feasible.

Dramatically decrease your energy usage and save a substantial amount of money by keeping in mind the following energy-saving tips: [Read more…]

House Tour – Vintage Tile – 1927 Spec House

Photo: Avente Tile Talk - 1927 Spec House

Photo: Avente Tile Talk – 1927 Spec House

If you are like most historic and architecture enthusiasts, you will enjoy visiting homes that have been brilliantly preserved. I wish that I had more time to tour historic homes  in South Florida. I am always enamored by beautifully preserved homes from the 1920s.

Recently, I came across a blog post by Avente Tile Talk’s Bill Buyok, entitled: Vintage Tile Tour of Original Los Angeles Spec House. This post featured a 1927 spec house from Los Angeles. [Read more…]

Let Spring into your home with Spring Blossom Yellow

Yellow color palette

Spring Blossom Yellow Color Palette – Jennifer Ott –

Spring is in the air…. Let’s bring in some happy colors after a long dreary winter.  What better color than Spring blossom yellows.  You may be wondering what are spring blossom yellows. They are soft yellows with a hint of green. They make you happy immediately when you look at them. I am amazed at how a painting remodel project that involves yellow can transform a room into a happy space. Yellow is one of my all time favorite colors.

In a recent blog post by Interior Designer, Jennifer Ott, called “Color of the Week: Spring Blossom Yellow”, she highlights spring blossom yellow in several examples. I must confess that I absolutely loved the color combinations that were shared in the post. They really allow you to see combos that can work together, as accent and as an overall color scheme. [Read more…]

Choosing Marble Countertops for Your Kitchen

Black marble kitchen countertop

Black marble kitchen countertop

If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, you will need to consider what type of material you will be using for your kitchen countertop. If you have not made up your mind as to the material, just yet, marble is something that you should look at. The texture and the feel of marble is by far one of the greatest experiences when shopping for your kitchen countertop material. If you ar doing a small kitchen remodel, you may get away with a remnant piece of marble. If you have a large kitchen, you will need to look at full slabs that will accommodate your kitchen countertop requirements.

When a kitchen countertop is made from marble, it has that element of sophistication and beauty to the room. Besides the elegance and the beauty of a marble kitchen countertop, a marble countertop is heat resistant and can handle hot items real well. [Read more…]

Grohe captures major Kitchen design styles with three amazing Faucets

Grohe Bridgeford Faucet

GROHE Bridgeford Faucet

When you look at the ever evolving world of home remodel and interior design, you will find that there are three major design styles that people will gravitate towards when planning a kitchen remodel or even an entire home renovation – traditional, transitional and contemporary. In all facets of a home remodel or renovation, you will see that these design styles help shape products from paint, tile, cabinets, lighting and plumbing.

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