This past fall when we put in our laundry room & mud room, we added a super necessary laundry/utility sink. In our previous set-up, we didn’t have one! I showed you guys a little of it last fall, but I was waiting to have lived with the BLANCO LIVEN & POSH for a while, before showcasing them fully.
*BLANCO sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.
*JB not included with laundry sink.
Every house really needs a laundry/utility sink. Think about where you want to pre-soak laundry, wash paint brushes, clean mops, water plants etc. I could do different things in our existing sinks, but what I really wanted a sink that could catch all those tasks without taking another essential space out of commission. I can’t go a full day without my kitchen or bathroom sinks.
We went with BLANCO’s LIVEN for a few reasons:
- Liven laundry sinks are proudly made in Canada
- Generous 12″ bowl depth
- Made of SILGRANIT
- Can be installed as an undermount or a drop-in
I can easily leave items to soak in there, and frequently have large items like bath towels, bed sheets etc. Textiles can never be too clean!
You’ll recall, we used a BLANCO sink in our retro kitchen. That sink was made from SILGRANIT, and it has held up remarkably well to staining and use over the past year (watch for that post soon).
- a high-quality granite composite
- Heat, scratch and stain resistant
- Non-porous surface is food-safe and easy to clean
This means it holds up well to craft clean-up, like rinsing paint brushes, cleaning supplies, and more.
and the handy sink rack means I can leave things like brushes, sponges, and scrubbers, to dry without taking-up counter-space.
It’s kind of a no-brainer that we would use a BLANCO faucet to go with a BLANCO sink. We chose the POSH because it came in white (to match the LIVEN), and because of its features:
- Pull-out, insulated handspray with dual selectable spray patterns
- 160° swivel for optimal range of motion
- Solid brass construction
As you saw in the video, it means I can move it around to fit bigger items like house plants in the sink, or even when bathing June, to make sure she doesn’t hit her head.
What can you use a laundry or utility sink for?
Not that it really needs to be listed, but you can use the BLANCO LIVEN for so so so many things in combination with the POSH:
- laundry pre-soak
- hand washing delicates
- washing paint brushes and rollers
- cleaning-off shoes
- filling (emptying) mop buckets
- cleaning mops and brooms
- watering house plants
- filling big watering cans
- baby bath time!
- extra bar sink during parties (fill with ice and drinks)
- washing a small dog or other small hosuehold animal
- stripping household textiles
- dying fabrics
The list goes on! Do you have a laundry room sink? Tell me what you use it for, if it’s not listed here.