You know you've officially become a homeowner when the item that stops you in your tracks at your local big box bulk retailer is a utility sink. The standard unit found at most hardware stores (you know the square basin on four plastic legs) isn't exactly attractive, so this might be a more eye-friendly option.
While waiting for my inexpensive cheese pizza to be cooked at my local Costco, there were a few moments to roll through the aisles of what I usually consider to be "not my style furniture and home goods." That said, in the past I did find an amazing work bench (that's no longer sold... bummer). So I was again pleasantly surprised when this utility sink was sitting between an overly puffy sofa and a pair of arm chairs I should dislike more than I actually did.
Utility sinks are great in laundry rooms, arts and craft rooms, sometimes even out in the open in basements or garages or possibly kitchens if you're space is on the industrial side of things. Usually the standard model found at hardware stores is the only retail option without custom ordering online. They're not exactly inexpensive for their looks, so this version which has a pull out faucet, on board storage and rounded exterior that boasts the ability to hold a bucket to fill without being so deep you could fit a smart car in it.
The price point isn't bad for something that comes pre-assembled and ready to hook up straight out of the box and isn't the same standard cookie cutter square.
Do you like the look? Is it something you'd use in your work space or will you leave it to the mass consumers with Costco cards? PS, the cheese pizza is totally worth the wait.
(Images: Sarah Rae)