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BLANCO introduces the stunning new BLANCO PRECIS CASCADE Super Single Bowl sink. The best of both worlds, this exclusive compact sink delivers single and double bowl performance with an integrated second level and stainless mesh colander for effortless draining, drying and depositing.
“The impressive PRECIS CASCADE is the ideal solution for busy lifestyles, maximizing kitchen space without compromising beauty or performance,” states Tim Maicher, director of marketing for BLANCO. “The super single bowl is a designer’s choice for today’s contemporary kitchen designs, but some homeowners are still more comfortable with a divided bowl for food preparation. The PRECIS CASCADE offers the advantages of both designs with a pleasing and spacious single bowl look that has a raised platform for food prep.”
The undermount PRECIS is made from BLANCO’s ultra durable SILGRANIT® II material with 7 patents for its cleanability plus resistance to scratches, stains, household acids, heat and more. See our Real Life, Real Tough video for more details on SILGRANIT II.
- The PRECIS is available in all eight SILGRANIT II fashion colors: Cinder, White, Biscuit, Biscotti, Café Brown, Truffle, Metallic Gray and Anthracite
- Bowl depths: 7-7/8” & 5-1/2”
Limited lifetime warranty
Includes a stainless steel mesh colander
Requires outside cabinet size 33”
Retails for $795
On this episode of “Kitchen Crashers” it was Jessica and CJ’s lucky day when they met designer contractor, Alison Victoria, while out shopping at Lowe’s for the afternoon. When the couple brought Alison and her team back to their home, the old, dark and gloomy kitchen was revealed. It was going to be a lot of hard work but Alison had positive thoughts about what could be done to create a masterpiece. The couple got right into action and it looked like they were really enjoying breaking down their old kitchen! With some new counter tops, cabinets and a fabulous BLANCO PRECIS SILGRANIT II® Truffle kitchen sink and PURUS faucet, things were beginning to come together. CJ even got his dream come true when a flat screen television which was installed right into the kitchen wall! After three days, their kitchen was transformed into a bright, shiny, colorful and spacious gathering space, where family and friends could come together and share a whole bunch of laughs and memories.
What makes Poggenpohl different is its ability to think afresh time and time again. It is one of the best known kitchen brands in the world – present in more than 70 countries around the globe. BLANCO is Poggenpohl’s “go-to” brand for sinks and faucets due to its quality German engineering and state-of-the-art design. Cheryl Carpenter, Poggenpohl Houston designer and studio manager, says “Blanco is a trusted, well respected German brand.” They recently selected a SILGRANIT II® sink for their showroom update. “Not all of our clients want stainless (sinks) so BLANCO’s SILGRANIT II is a great alternative,” Carpenter explains.
Carpenter also commented on a recent design where she used a BLANCO sink as well. “I designed an all white kitchen that had a Chocolate brown slab of quartz backsplash. The Blanco sink in café brown looks amazing and the client is thrilled with both the look and the performance of the sink.”
“Cubanit is a popular color at Poggenpohl and in this display we used it to complement our TEAK décor quartz,” continues Carpenter. “The BLANCO SILGRANIT II truffle color is new and looked like it was going to be a good match… it looks amazing together.”
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Christy Emens spoke with the Cajun Contractor, Michael King recently about BLANCO sinks and faucets. Christy described the history of BLANCO, a family owned company with one of the broadest portfolio of quality sinks and faucets. These innovative products don’t just look good but also serve a functional need in the home. Michael King asked about trends and Christy spoke about the sink as part of a living kitchen design. To hear more, click the link to find the archives for February 25th and then click on hour 1.
New Trends in Kitchen Sink/Faucet Designs:
New sinks, like the BLANCO CRYSTALLINE offer an integrated cutting board that actually hides the sink when not in use. The sink is the heart of the kitchen – one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Sinks today do double duty for prep and cleaning to save space in the kitchen.
Chef-inspired themes are still hot but the designs are becoming sleeker and more sophisticated. The CULINA with its closed coil design prevents entanglement and is easier to clean with a streamlined look.
BLANCO’s SILGRANIT® II sinks made of granite and a patented formula of acrylic resins are indestructible and are one of the hottest growing segments in BLANCO’s product line. Their beautiful colors and durable construction are hitting a hot button with consumers.
Consumers want to feel good and will lean towards green companies like BLANCO. The SOLON Compost Systems lets consumers design green living into their kitchens while saving counter and under counter space.
For more trends, click on the link to hear the entire show.
This week we enjoyed some pretty scary kitchen remodeling stories and tips from designers on how to avoid haunting your home. If you have a remodeling tip, please feel free to comment below. The last scary shot is of a shallow, small and unattractive sink from BLANCO Design Council member Susan Serra, CKD at www.thekitchendesigner.org. Help us Susan. What can we do about this scary sink!
Tip #5: Join beauty and function. Understated design.
According to Susan, “I mean, come on people – nostalgia is great and warm and fuzzy and all but, to a point, no? This lovely vintage sink/strainer ensemble has seen many hard (and depressing) working days at the sink, at least it looks like it! Buh bye – this kitchen is slated to change out to one designed for the 21st century. A modern, understated, sink design and faucet (yes, I do not think we will keep that faucet) is on tap to enable the chief cook and bottle washer to join together beauty AND function.”
BLANCO launches a new Color App for iPhone, iPad and Android that helps designers and homeowners match on trend BLANCO SILGRANIT II kitchen sinks with popular countertops. The intuitive dashboard makes it fun and easy to find the perfect sink and counter combination with a selection of 63 different BLANCO SILGRANIT II color sinks and 26 popular counterstones including manmade, CaesarStone and Zodiaq designs. Users may enhance the collection by taking a photo of any counter and adding it to the App. The selected sink and counter combinations appear together as they would in a real kitchen and may be saved to a Favorites Folder to share or come back to later. The free BLANCO SILGRANIT II Color App is available for download on iTunes (iPad), iTunes (iPhone) and Android Market.
“The BLANCO SILGRANIT II Color App is really a passkey to creating exciting sink and countertop combinations in just seconds,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “Nowhere else can you imagine your sink and faucet design and actually see it. This is an indispensible, free tool for design professionals and tech savvy homeowners craving inspirational kitchen ideas,” continues Maicher. For more mobile kitchen design ideas, homeowners and designers should also look for BLANCO/House Beautiful’s 500+ Favorite Paint Colors available on iTunes (iPad). “Homeowners and designers are so often asked to make important color decisions when outside the home. These unique BLANCO Apps help put the pieces together – especially when you can immediately take a photograph of a sample and coordinate it with other elements right on your phone or tablet device,” concludes Maicher.
- Easy and intuitive iPhone/iPad/Android App lets user mix and match BLANCO SILGRANIT II color sinks with countertops to find the perfect match
- 9 different styles of SILGRANIT II sinks in 7 different color variations
- 26 colorful countertop choices
- Ability to search by sink or counter to start
- Ability to photograph a counter and add it to the App (for devices with cameras)
- Users can store designs in a Favorites folder to share or save for later
- The Store Locator function allows users to locate where to purchase a BLANCO sink by simply entering their home zip code and connecting with a retail outlet where BLANCO products are available
- Users may also connect with www.blancoamerica.com to learn more about their selected sink options
BLANCO’s Design Council, an elite group of designers/bloggers toured Toronto last week for Canada’s Interior Design Show (IDS11). The Design Council toured BLANCO’s SILGRANIT facility in Toronto – where a majority of North American SILGRANIT sinks are made. Designers were treated to a sneak peak of the new SILGRANIT II Truffle sink collection, displayed for the first time at IDS11 to rave reviews from the design community. Grey was the “IT” color at IDS11. Note: Truffle will launch in the U.S. in April.
Toronto’s IDS offered a wonderful array of home furnishings exhibitors, seminars and more. Beyond home goods manufacturers, there was a wide selection of craftspeople and artisans who showed off their work and the flair that makes Canadian design completely unique from both the European and American shows we’ve attended. (Take natural materials like exposed live edge wood, fur and antler… mix with modern and Nordic design elements… add Victorian influences like tea, crystal and color… and it’s uniquely CANADIAN!)
Born in 2009, Fixtures Living is setting a new precedent in the home living industry by offering customers a 360-degree experience that focuses on how they want to live, rather than what they want to buy. Fixtures Living is headquartered in Southern California with its main showroom located in San Diego, a second showroom in Rancho Mirage and their newest showroom planned in Costa Mesa. Upon opening in mid-2011, the 20,000-square-foot Orange County location will become Fixtures Living’s largest showroom and marks the company’s third store since first launching two years ago. We asked Danny Swaim, Vice President of Business Development to comment on BLANCO and their favorite “must have” kitchen element.
Q: What is it about BLANCO that goes with your design point of view?
A: BLANCO continually brings innovative products to market that are great looking, extremely durable and functional at the same time. We display BLANCO in a number of our kitchen vignettes as well as our sink/faucet area as we feel it’s important to allow customers to physically interact and test out the products they are considering for their homes. BLANCO’s sinks and faucets are inclusive of what a consumer wants for the most active space in their kitchen. Their products can fit into almost every design; from a Tuscan kitchen to the most minimalistic kitchen.
A: We believe that the BLANCO SILGRANIT sinks are must-haves in our customer’s kitchens. They are cutting edge and have led a transformation of what consumers want to see in their kitchen sink – it can be aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and functional all at the same time.