This post is in partnership with Kohler.
As we’ve slowly been updating every surface of our kitchen, it’s funny how easily we forget how things were before. Those yellow walls? The floating stove? Washing dishes by hand? Pfft! A distant memory! We’ve been spending an exorbitant amount of time in this room, nit-picking that 5% (of what’s actually done, that is), making lists for the coming weekends and daydreaming about the day we can lay out that runner. As I find myself spiraling when things don’t look great right this second, Scott has me take a step back and remember those yellow walls, that floating stove and dish washing marathons. There’ve been road bumps along the way, timelines delayed and a back door situation that became so mixed up, it was no longer maddening, but comical. (More on that at a later date, we can only hope!)
So for now, let’s focus on all the good that’s happening in this kitchen! At the top of our wish list was a large, single bowl sink and faucet, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have partnered with the team at Kohler for this upgrade. In conjunction with Countertop Day, our Cape Dory sink was installed, and later that night, Scott re-plumbed our touchless(!) Sensate faucet:
We opted for a classic all chrome finish on the faucet, and when paired with the sink, well, it’s just so good. The day that sink arrived on our front porch was an ecstatic one, filled with numerous texts to Scott and way, way too many of these: !! He wanted more photos from all angles, for which I happily obliged.
Our old sink and faucet combo did it’s job, but the spray handle didn’t lift correctly, and no matter how many times a day I scrubbed it, it was incapable of looking freshly spruced. It must have had a pretty rough life before us, because it never looked a day cleaner than what you see (below) on the left. This new sink, though? Beautiful. Classic. It’s sort of rocking our world right now:
While we were at it, Scott replaced the plastic plumbing with chrome plated brass, and I had a field day installing these heavy duty racks. All of our cleaning supplies were finally stripped of their cardboard boxes, and you better believe my heart skipped a beat.
Once we were good to go, we had a field day testing out the Sensate over and over (and over) again. Because it’s AC powered (we had our electrician run a power supply for this reason), there are no batteries to install, and it just works. I’ll admit to being hesitant with a touchless faucet at first – won’t it be fussy? – but a quick wave with your hand, spoon or pot will turn the water on and off!
And finally, we have a spray head that works again! It locks into a magnetic docking system in the faucet’s spout, clicking into place when not in use. The spray itself is a wide, thin blade that makes cleaning out the sink easy and fun, and at the risk of sounding like a Sensate spokeswoman (where do I sign up?), we truly love this entire set up. The only downfall is the time we waste playing with the sensor.
But of course the very best part of this entire collaboration is that they want to team up with one of you, too! Together with Kohler, we’ll be giving away a Sensate touchless faucet in the finish of your choice (a $688 value)! Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like. This giveaway is eligible for those located in the United States or Canada and runs through this Friday, February 27st until 5pm CST, and the winner will be announced within this post. Good luck and happy entering!