Featured in SNAP magazine

Magnolia Mid-Mod continues to get noticed for its innovative design solutions, especially in the kitchen where ergonomics and workflow were carefully considered together with the different abilities of standing and seated users. Most recently, it was featured in SNAP magazine  (Sweets News and Products), published by Architectural Record.

In the pre-internet era, you would not have found an architect's office without current copies of the Sweets catalogs in their resource library. So, it's especially flattering to have been included in the Product Specs "Accessible Design Solutions" section of this publication, which serves as a "yellow pages" and inspiration source for other architects.

(The products editor, Sheila Kim, also included a handwritten note with my copy that made my day: "Your project truly demonstrates how beauty & accessibility can coexist.")

CAROL'S FAVORITE THINGS: ACCESSIBLE KITCHEN SINKS

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate if you click through and make a purchase.  All opinions are my own.

  1. Elkay Drain Fitting - This offset drain creates an additional 12-3/4" of knee clearance for sinks without garbage disposals. ($60)

  2. Elkay Gourmet (Lustertone) Stainless Steel Single Bowl Undermount Sink - The center rear drain position installed together with an offset drain provide additional knee clearance. The Perfect Drain is an edgeless drain that eliminates the accumulation of crumbs and gunk. Undermount, 23-1/2" x 18-1/4" x 5-3/8". ($575, sink & drain only)

  3. Rachiele custom-made apron front stainless steel sink with offset drain - Similar to the ever-popular custom sink seen in my Magnolia Mid-Mod and Pioneer Square projects, Rachiele sinks are available in standard brushed or rustic matte stainless steel with the option to add a hammered texture to the apron only or to the entire sink. The sinks can also be made with "signature ledges" which allow you to set cutting boards onto the ledges for ultimate flexibility. For those who desire a garbage disposal, a custom sink will allow you to place the disposal as close to the rear wall as and far out of the knee space as possible. Apron-front, custom-sized. (Price varies.)

  4. Moen 1800 Series - The rear corner drain is helpful when a garbage disposal is desired. Undermount, 23" x 18" x 5-1/2". ($300)  

  5. Kohler Vault - Clean lines and square corners coordinate with modern architecture.  The super-slim edge can be top-mounted or under-mounted. At 6-5/16" deep, this sink basin is deeper than the Moen and Elkay options. Use in combination an offset drain for maximum knee clearance. Dual-mount, 25" x 22" x 6-5/16". ($500, sink only)  

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate if you click through and make a purchase.  All opinions are my own.

Video Tour: Magnolia Mid-Mod

There is a lot more story to tell (and stuff to show) about this wonderfully livable and accessible home than photos alone can capture.  

So, when the fabulous Chibi Moku team decided to film in the Pacific Northwest for a few weeks this summer, Karen and I jumped at the opportunity.  Enjoy!