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The Art + Craft of Countertops

by Patricia Poore on July 12, 2011

in Art + Craft,Kitchens & Bathrooms

ABOVE: Soapstone sink by Vermont Soapstone.

See an editors’-pick of unique and historical products for sinks, countertops, and backsplashes, which might be just the thing for your Bungalow or Craftsman kitchen.

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ACP

ACP

DURABLE SPLASH These durable backsplash panels come in 14 finishes and 6 embossed designs, and are easy to install. At about half the cost of tin, the thermoplastic panels are a cost-effective and creative way to add style to your kitchen. From ACP, (800) 434-3750, acpideas.com


Eos Surfaces

Eos Surfaces

THICKER THAN GRANITE At a tad less than 1 1/4″, Eos is sized to make installation with standard fabrication equipment less labor intensive. The quartzite material comes with a 10-year warranty in 17 colors. It’s $48 to $60 per square foot, installed. From Eos Surfaces, (800) 719-3671, eos-surfaces.com


Handcrafted Metal

Handcrafted Metal

COUNTER WITH PATINA Premium handmade counters for kitchen and bath built by master craftsmen using copper, zinc, brass, iron and bronze. Also custom range hoods and sinks, all from Handcrafted Metal, (800) 755-0310, handcraftedmetal.com


John Boos & Co.

John Boos & Co.

THE CHOPPING BLOCK John Boos makes quality, custom butcher-block countertops and more, including Boos Blocks butcher-block maple worktables and cutting blocks. Contact John Boos & Co., (217) 347-7701, johnboos.com


Linkasink

Linkasink

COPPER FARMHOUSE Hammered from 10-gauge copper, the Farmhouse Sink has a heat-set patina that allows scratches or dents to “grow back” brown rather than green. It measures 30″ wide by 20″ deep. The retail price is $2,250. From Linkasink, (866) 395-8377, linkasink.com


Native Trails

Native Trails

GATHERING CURVE Shaped like a half-moon, the Luna makes a versatile prep sink as well as a conversation piece. Made of recycled 16-gauge copper, the sink measures 38″ wide overall, and 6″ deep. In antique ($1,898) or brushed nickel ($2,598). From Native Trails, (800) 786-0862, nativetrails.net


North Prairie Tileworks

North Prairie Tileworks

TWISTING TILES Prairie Lattice is an exclusive design that can be customized to fit a specific space. Eight pieces create the twisting pattern with three-dimensional vortex effect. The pattern costs $75 per square foot. Contact North Prairie Tileworks, (612) 871-3421, handmadetile.com


Pratt & Larson Ceramics

Pratt & Larson Ceramics

SHAPES OF COLOR In hand-painted greens and yellows studded with botanical decos and 1″ blue dots, this backsplash resembles a leaded-glass window. Field tiles are $25 to $35 per square foot. Decos are $10.50 to $33 each. All from Pratt & Larson Ceramics, (503) 231-9464, prattandlarson.com


Vermont Soapstone

Vermont Soapstone

PRECISELY SOAPSTONE Vermont Soapstone custom fabricates its soapstone sinks down to the sloped bottom and precision-cut drain hole. Several models are based on original sinks from 1835 to 1910. A custom sink is about $800 to $1,200, depending on installation. Contact Vermont Soapstone, (802) 263-5404, vermontsoapstone.com

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