Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

As if I haven’t been showing my new sink and tap off enough, here’s an entire blog post dedicated to them, but let’s face it – things that beautiful deserve all the attention in the world (or at least the interior world). You may have already read my blog post last month all about my kitchen re-renovation, yes you read that right, basically I had to have my still fairly new-ish worktops replaced due to quality problems and in doing so I took the opportunity to update the kitchen with a splash of gold. I am killing it with the puns her aren’t I? Get it? Splash… okay I’ll stop now.

I’ve had so many questions about the new sink and I always intended on writing a post about it, I just wanted to live with it for a month or so first. So here we are, a month later, do I still love it? YES! But I thought I’d talk you through everything you need to know if you’re thinking of getting one of these beauties – and don’t let the gold put you off if it’s just not your thing, Olif have copper, bronze, anthracite, oh and black velvet – all the pretties!

Is it high maintenance? Truthfully, in comparison to your bog standard sink (and this is the god of sinks if you ask me), yes, absolutely yes. But the way I see it, you wouldn’t buy a pair of Louboutins without expecting to get the red soles repaired… you just need to take a little extra care. Of course the sinks come with care instructions so you know what’s best to do and not to do. At first I thought that keeping the sink clean and drying it regularly would be a pain in the butt, but now it’s just part of my evening routine (it only takes 30 seconds), and I think that actually this sink will outlive any previous because of the way it is being cared for. My last sink was brand new when I had it put in, but two years later it didn’t look it at all – green algae on parts… yep, guilty as charged… don’t judge me. But that won’t happen with this baby because I’m taking such good care of it. If you’ve got a sink that you’re throwing heavy pans in all day long then no, it probably isn’t the sink for you, but for me, it’s perfect – we have a dishwasher that we use for most things so the sink is only used minimally really for bits here and there.

Is it expensive? Well of course that depends on how you define expensive, but yes, in my books, it is expensive. But then again, it’s nothing on how much a whole kitchen renovation costs – it’s an expensive ordeal all round. When it comes to interiors and fashion too actually, I prefer to be a savvy shopper and shop around for the basic items and then invest in more luxury statement pieces – like this sink. Although my kitchen still looks modern and new, I didn’t go for the most expensive cupboards, the floor is laminate and so are the worktops, so the sink is the focal investment piece. Just like with fashion, I’d be more likely to shop the high-street for clothes but then maybe get a pair of designer shoes or bag. That’s my logic anyway…

Is it worth it? Abso-friggin-lutely. It just completes the kitchen to me, I’m all about a statement gold piece, (I’m sure you are already aware of that) but it really does. It’s stunning. I’ve just realised I have completely made this about the sink and not the tap – whoops. Well the tap is gorgeous too, and actually these metallic taps are great with our without a matching sink, the shine on them is just dreamy. If you want a mixer tap that’s gonna stand out I highly recommend these taps.

If you’re interested in the exact sink and tap I have, I’ve linked them below.

Gold Kitchen Sink

Gold Kitchen Mixer Tap

I really hope this helped you if you’re thinking of taking the plunge!

*This post is in collaboration with Olif but as always, my opinions and obsession with gold is all me.

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap

Gold Kitchen Sink & Tap