Could This Be the Perfect Laundry Sink?
Interior designers these days are applying more of their attention to utilitarian spaces like the laundry room and mudroom—and finding that a NativeStone farmhouse sink sits atop many homeowners’ design wish lists.
And for good reason: Available in four sizes, four finishes, and with numerous installation options, these handmade concrete sinks are made of a gorgeous and groundbreaking mixture of cement and jute fiber. Weighing approximately 40 percent less than standard concrete, NativeStone has the look and durability of concrete without the fragility or heft.
NativeStone is a natural fit for those rooms made for the messy business of washing the dog, potting plants and cycling through the laundry; an exclusive new sealer, NativeStone Shield, renders it highly stain and scratch resistant. And with a smooth, cool texture, NativeStone farm sinks provide an aesthetic that mixes the artisanal (no two sinks are alike) with the practical.
We invite you to take a turn around seven spectacular laundry and mudrooms that have incorporated a NativeStone sink to make them standout spaces. Like what you see? Find a showroom near you.
A laundry room with a pet washing area
Kansas City-based designer Julie Baker (of Julie & Company) outdid herself when designing her own mudroom. Our NativeStone Farmhouse 3018 sink in the Slate finish is an essential finishing touch. “Isn’t it funny how much time we spend in the smallest rooms of our house—like the laundry room?” said Julie. “[In 2018], we gutted our laundry room even though it was still in decent shape. The main reason—I spend a lot of time in there and knew it could function better. I wanted more accessible storage, a bigger sink and…well…for it to be a more fun space to be in… We put that sink in because we’ve always had small dogs and it works perfectly for bathing them.”
A moody mudroom
For this transitional Chicago mudroom by designer Kate Marker and builder Grand Tradition Homes, only one laundry sink would do. Says Kate, “This generous apron front sink was the perfect choice for a mudroom that does not shy away from welcoming the outdoors inside; it’s perfect for tackling plantings and greenery.”
A classic laundry room with modern accents
This remodel by House of Jade sees the mudroom double as a small laundry room. “We wanted a classic feel in here so we stuck with black and white with a slate herringbone floor,” say principal designers Erin and Kristen. “The [NativeStone Farmhouse 2418 sink in Slate] fits in nicely with the stone floor and gives some great contrast to the white walls and cabinetry.”
A laundry room with heart
This laundry room renovation in Milton, Ontario, was undertaken during a One-Room Challenge and inspired by a photo of someone’s mudroom featuring an antique concrete sink. NativeStone Farmhouse 2418 was a suitable stand-in. In fact, designer Vanessa Francis says, “The real star of the room is the Native Trails sink. It’s unique and interesting and fits perfectly in the niche in the space. It’s primarily used to wash delicate clothes, vases and even our small dog.” For all the details on this space, read our full interview with Vanessa.
A modern farmhouse laundry room
When Janna Allbritton, the designer behind Yellow Prairie Interior Design, remodeled her new construction home to look like a modern farmhouse, she took her enormous Instagram community along for the ride. She was especially delighted with the way the laundry room turned out, thanks in part to the nook she created with NativeStone Ventana sink in Ash; she proclaims the sink is “just gosh darn farmhousey.”
An earthy, light-filled laundry room
Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs carried this transitional modern home’s earthy black and white color palette into the laundry room, where she put Farmhouse 3018 in Slate to fabulous use. “We wanted this laundry room to feel layered and full of texture,” says Ginger. “The sink was one of those elements that helped us to achieve that.” Photos by True Homes Photography.
Laundry room #goals
Remember when utility sinks used to be ugly? This laundry room in San Jose, California, by KBG Design pairs the dreamy NativeStone Farmhouse 2418 sink with a gleaming herringbone tile backsplash and plenty of cabinets and cubbies to store unsightly household items. “We were looking for something more interesting and rustic than your typical laundry sink,” says designer Katelyn Gilmour. “We also needed the sink to be large enough to allow my clients to soak garments and such prior to being thrown in the wash. I especially love that this sink fulfills all the functionalities while still being beautiful, rustic and atypical.” Photos by Jean Bai of Konstrukt Photo.
For more laundry room design ideas, explore 9 ways to upgrade your laundry room.