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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
BLANCO introduces the new STELLAR stainless-steel undermount Laundry sink. Durable and delightfully transitional, this versatile single-bowl sink effortlessly transforms the laundry room into a sophisticated and contemporary space.
“Who says the laundry room needs to be boring or that a ultility sink needs to look like a utility sink?” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “STELLAR’s sleek undermount style is also appropriate for a kitchen, while the surgical grade stainless and spacious bowl depth provide even greater cleaning capability. The accessible price is perfect for utility areas without sacrificing the overall look, style, quality or performance.”
- Sink size: 23” x 17-3/4”x 12”
- Bowl Depth: 12”
- 304 Series Stainless Steel
- Refined Brushed Finish
- 18 gauge Stainless Steel
- 3-1/2” drain diameter
- 18/10 Chrome-Nickel Content
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Required outside cabinet: 27”
- Cutout Size: Template provided with approximate 1/8” reveal
Engineered for smaller spaces, CRYSTALLINE’s compact, hideaway design offers up clean lines, contemporary details, inventive features and premium quality
BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, is a 2012 Interior Design Best of Year (BOY) Honoree for the beautiful BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink. CRYSTALLINE also won an iF award for its innovative hideaway functionality.
BLANCO has been recognized by the design community with five Interior Design BOY awards in the last four years for MicroEdge, SOLON, RONIS, CULINA and now CRYSTALLINE. (Three of the five were BOY Winners.) BLANCO is the only company to have been a four-time finalist in the “Kitchen Fixtures” category at the BOY AWARDS. BLANCO also holds the record for BOY Winners in the same category.
“The CRYSTALLINE’s breakthough design has made a huge impression in the industry,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “We are humbled by winning so many awards by such highly regarded peers – a truly remarkable feat.”
CRYSTALLINE’s integrated opaque safety glass functions as a cutting board, visually hiding the sink while creating valuable counterspace in tight kitchen spaces. Crafted with BLANCO’s MicroEdge™ technology, the sink drops into the countertop with a virtual flush edge, creating a seamless look that is easy to maintain.
Interior designers and architects selected Best of Year Product Design finalists via an online vote from 660 submissions. A jury of leading architects and designers determined winners. Over 86,000 votes were tallied in this year’s competition.
Located in Atlantis, Florida there was an outdated kitchen that needed to be revived. We asked designer Gloria Graham (www.kitchensforliving.net) how she conquered this challenging project.
Why did the homeowner need a change? Cabinets were dated and paint was peeling. She liked the original kitchen and its layout, but it was time for something new. Keeping her footprint, we updated the design. In the process we were able to incorporate the products on her wish list and even improve storage and workflow.
Tell us about what inspired you to come up with the design. Well, mainly I wanted to increase functionality of the kitchen space in a creative way. I came up with the British Colonial idea using the “X” motif and rattan inserts in some of the doors. She was not up for the rich dark Mahogany finish that is the hallmark of this style. This was mainly because this kitchen is located in the center of the house with not much natural light. The Espresso color would have made it too dark. As far as the layout, one of my first thoughts was to remove the soffit on the range wall to allow the hood to become a focal point reaching to the ceiling. Upper cabinets on both ends sit on the counter to house the coffee maker on one side and toaster oven on the other keeping them out of sight. The size of the island was increased for more storage and counter space. I also felt it was important to have ample counter space next to the new 48” refrigerator and double ovens. A microwave drawer tucked behind the peninsula completes the package.
What are the highlights of the new kitchen? Cabinets are maple with a light stain and darker glaze and rattan panels to tie in adjoining dining room furniture. They were designed by me and custom built by Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. (www.Brendandonovancabinets.com). Her appliances are Wolf, Subzero, Thermador (gas range top) and Bosch for the dishwasher.
The feature that the home owner absolutely loved was a durable BLANCO SILGRANIT II Precis Super Single Sink in white. Not only did it work with the styling of the kitchen, but the scale allowed us to utilize the space to its maximum potential.
So can we call it a success? Oh, absolutely! The homeowner was thrilled with the end result. She loves her new kitchen and her favorite part is the new BLANCO Sink. It was amazing how we increased the storage space and functionality of the kitchen. We also lightened and brightened up the space with a traditional tropical feel.
Licensed contractor James Young redesigns a classic Victorian kitchen on DIY’s “I Hate My Kitchen”. Home owners Keith and Elena bought their old 1970’s home as a project which they renovated themselves and transformed into a beautiful living space. The only thing that is holding them back is their kitchen! It is the first time on the show that James has seen a couple that hasn’t even moved in and already hates their kitchen. Keith and Elena hate their kitchen so much that it makes them angry! Luckily, the kitchen not only had a lot of space but it had a lot of potential. With a budget of twenty-five grand this project seemed questionable. “The Hate just keeps disappearing” as James beautifies the kitchen with a Grace BLANCO pot filler above stove top, BLANCO Precision 16″ triple sink and Master Gourmet professional BLANCO faucet! The BLANCO sink solved their functionality issue and utilized the kitchen space perfectly. Elena was delighted with her new sink because it was exactly what she wanted. Now she can prepare and clean all in one space with no hassle. Finally, Keith and Elena came out with an elegant Victorian kitchen that surpassed their expectations. Another “I hate my Kitchen” success story featuring BLANCO!
On the DIY network’s, I Hate my Kitchen, licensed contractor James Young seeks to help Kate and Emmett, a young couple who love to entertain their friends and family. However, their kitchen is noticeably a “hot mess” as James puts it. The couple wants to completely re-do their old and outdated kitchen to fit into the modern, contemporary feel of the rest of their home. After days of hard work, new countertops, cabinets, tiles and beautiful stainless steel appliances, the kitchen is transformed into a sleek and modern masterpiece. Kate enthusiastically announces, “we are beyond excited about it,” as she glances around the room smiling. Looking at the before and after pictures, you would never know it was the same kitchen. The couple is now ready to show it all off!
DIY network’s Kitchen Crashers, interior designer Alison Victoria crosses paths with couple Kristen and Brian who were out at the store simply looking for some laminate flooring. When she got back to their house, it was decided that their outdated, small and gloomy kitchen was in serious need of some remodeling. Their floors had holes in every corner and their faucet was even loosely duct taped in place so it would not fall into the kitchen sink! Alison Victoria chose a beautiful BLANCO stainless steel sink and faucet that added a feeling of serenity. With some new wood floors, espresso brown cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, their kitchen made an incredible transformation and became a spacious and enchanting gathering spot for the couple and their family to make lasting memories.
A couple gets their small, old fashioned kitchen transformed into a glamorous gathering space on this episode of “Kitchen Crashers.” Mike Loften and his finance met Alison Victoria, a designer contractor who took one look at their kitchen and immediately knew something needed to be done. After ripping down walls, replacing appliances, adding new glass tile, hardwood floors plus a beautiful BLANCO PRECIS sink and RADOS chrome faucet, the kitchen was complete. Alison Victoria described the finished kitchen as a country kitchen with a little masculine edge. The couple was absolutely ecstatic at the amazing hard work and dedication.
Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. On this episode, Vicki employs BLANCO’s Christy Emens to assist her in a two-part Kitchen Modernization project. Enjoy watching the amazing transformation of this homeowner’s 1950’s style kitchen into a welcoming place for the entire family to gather for meal times, homework, laundry and morning coffee. You will find great ideas you can incorporate into modernizing your own kitchen. A BLANCO double bowl SUPREME sink, CULINA faucet and CANTATA pot filler are featured in this amazing makeover. Click on the image below to watch the segment:
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.”