The One Big Drawback to a Farmhouse Sink — The Farmhouse Kitchen

Perhaps one of the most coveted looks in kitchen design right now is the modern farmhouse vibe. Championed by the likes of Chip and Joanna Gaines, the look is popular for its timeless charm, rustic finishes, and lived-in appeal. One of the hallmarks of the style? A nice, deep farmhouse sink.


How To Make Your Own Drain Cleaner — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

Dead skin cells, soap scum, random food scraps, human hair, pet hair, and just regular ol' dirt — these are all the things you regularly wash down your sink or tub's drain. And if they sound gross now, image how much worse they are once they've congealed into a stringy, slimy ball of gunk inside your pipes. Yuck!


No Window Over Your Sink? No Problem! Here’s What You Do Instead. — The Kitchen Window

Not every kitchen is #blessed with a window over the kitchen sink — especially when it comes to apartment living. And sadly, without one, things can start feeling a little claustrophobic and dark. The solution? Create a just-as-good focal point with one of these ingenious ideas.


5 Things You Really Shouldn’t Be Putting Down Your Drain — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

Even if you have a garbage disposer, certain foods can seriously gum up the works. To keep your pipes flowing freely, don't put these things down your drain — ever. Paul Abrams, a spokesperson for Roto-Rooter Services Company, says so.


The One Thing I Always Do After I Do the Dishes — The Kitchen Sink

Let me begin with a caveat: I do not always do the dishes straight away. I do try to because I think it's always easier to just deal with the mess instead of letting it pile up. Why not put that coffee mug in the dishwasher or give that chef's knife a quick rinse and dry and put it safely back on my magnetic strip?

The alternative is that I don't do those things and I just leave it all out on the counter. Or I'll stack the pots and plates and assorted cutlery up in the sink, which makes me feel virtuous and like I did something, even though I inevitably take it all out of the sink in order to do the actual cleaning.

The point is, the first option is definitely preferable and I feel a tiny bit smug when I glimpse at my cleared-away counters and empty sink. But I am definitely not perfect and there are plenty of times when I let everything go and have to deal with a whole heap of dirty dishes.

Regardless of which scenario plays out, though, I always do this one thing after I've done the dishes.

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5 Gorgeous Sink Setups That Make Washing Dishes More Bearable — The Kitchen Sink

I get sink envy very easily. For those of you who might not be familiar with the term, it's when you get really jealous of someone's kitchen sink setup. While I can be quick to covet any kitchen in general, the sink is the one I lust after most. Some people want counter space, and sure that's nice and all, but I want a serene place to stand while washing veggies, dishes, and tackling basic cleanup duties.

These setups have everything (and the kitchen sink!) going for them. You could even say they hit the mark — hook, line, and sink-er.

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