Beach House Renovation: Design Decisions For The Kitchen And Bath

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It’s time to make some design decisions in our beach house renovation. So today, I thought I’d bring you up to date on the progress happening in Rhode Island. Thankfully,there’s been some changes made since my last post on the renovation in May. The kitchen is slowly starting to come together. The new island is in and so is our new fridge, the weird dip in the counters has been fixed (see below) the soffits are also going in, as well as new cabinet doors. So the time has come for me to pick out a sink and faucet!

I know I want to make the kitchen sink a focal point, as it looks out onto a beautiful view and it’s situated sort of in the middle of the room. An apron skirt seemed like a natural choice, but I had a hard time choosing between stainless steel and a more traditional white farmhouse one. We had a white cast iron sink in our old home in New York, which I absolutely loved, but ultimately decided to go with a more modern look and picked out this stainless steel flat apron version.

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