Blanco...

If you've ever done up a home or remodelled your kitchen, you will know that all the details matter. The big stuff obviously comes first, there are the cabinets and flooring to think of, items like a fridge and a cooker and of course the colour scheme. Then come the details. The best and most beautiful kitchen wouldn't be complete without those. I'm talking about sinks and taps. The items that can potentially cheapen the entire look of your kitchen. I think of it the same way I think about fashion and clothes: if you put on the best and most expensive outfit, but wear the wrong shoes, the whole outfit will get dragged down.

So, with that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to BLANCO, one of our lovely sponsors of BlogTourNYC. BLANCO has been in family hand since 1925 when the company was started with the production of copper galvanised cooker parts and hot water bottles. At the time they had 30 local employees, yet today they produce over 40 million sinks and are a recognised world leader in quality and innovation. Now, they weren't actually present when we visited New York, so I had to come up with a different way to take pictures to show you. And I did! The really friendly people of Dulwich Design Kitchens agreed to let me take the images in their showroom and talked me through the products.

A couple of items impressed me particularly. A beautifully simple stainless steel two-part sink with a solid walnut wood board made especially to fit over the larger part of the sink. For somebody like me, who has to put up with a small kitchen, this is just the kind of simple and in equal measures genius solution that would give me an extra bit of valuable space. The other one was a tap which was tall with an elegant curve. The curve, however was a flexible pipe which was "attached" to a vertical bar just by a hidden magnet and could be taken off like a shower to move it closer into the sink. Pretty slick design, wouldn't you agree? To find out more about the company and their products, click on the link above. 

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