For three generations, 1 of Leslie’s #BlogTourVegas sponsors, luxury sink, faucet and decorative accessory maker BLANCO , has combined an innovative and artistic approach to design, proving that the sink is far more than a mere functional element in the kitchen.
This sponsored post about BLANCO will share with you, dear readers, more about BLANCO’s luxury sinks and and faucets and their history of generously giving back to the wider community – one of the reasons why this luxury supplier to the kitchen and bath industry is so beloved by designers everywhere.
WIN TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2015!
Readers, at the end of this post, you’ll find a link to play with BLANCO’s fun interactive cooktop tool and enter our easy #BLANCOgivesback Giveaway that ends today at 2 pm ET, Friday, January 23rd, 2015, for the chance to win $50.00 for yourself and, thanks to a new, matching donation by BLANCO announced at #KBIS2015, $100.00 for your favorite charity!
But first, let us share with you more about BLANCO and their commitment to luxury, quality and giving back.
Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO has an inspirational breadth of timeless design possibilities to help make the kitchen the favorite place for families to gather in the home.
As seen in the opening photo showcasing a BLANCO sink in an Amish-style home featured in Home & Architectural Trends Magazine, and in the second photo showing BLANCO’s newest Diamond Super Single Undermount Sink, sinks and faucets can play a vital role, not just in preparing beautiful meals, but in creating beautiful interiors.
BLANCO is passionate about environmental stewardship and giving back through such causes as The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, which you will see more of below.
In addition, BLANCO participates in Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), by offering a donation to the foundation each time its ATTIKA sink, shown in the picture below, is specified. The Attika sink won Interior Design Magazine’s 2014 Best of Year category *Kitchens: Sinks and Faucets.*
Since 1994, BLANCO has been a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of principled business leaders and companies working to promote a moral capitalism.
BLANCO’s belief that functional and timeless design can help create a calm, restful and healing environment is especially demonstrated in the Long Island Ronald McDonald House, a respite for families of seriously ill children being treated in a nearby hospital. BLANCO donated three sinks and a faucet to the recent Phase II design of an expanded 1,600-square-foot open and universally accessible kitchen & dining area that’s spacious enough for multiple families to cook and dine simultaneously, while offering an uplifting and comfortable feeling.
Designed by Manhasset-based kitchen and interior designer Vasi Ypsilantis and Sea Cliff-based interior designer Margreet Cevasco, the space includes fresh ideas that can be adapted to any kitchen renovation, such as creating a focal point with a bold accent color on wall or pantry doors; maximizing cooking and storage areas with double islands; expanded pantry space for large families; coffered ceilings and bringing the outside in with the juxtaposition of bold and neutral colors.
“If we can allow families caring for their children in the neighboring hospital some comforts of home and a living space that supports them, then we have achieved our goal,” said designer Margreet Cevasco.
Added BLANCO, “We are proud to partner in the (Ronald McDonald) project which features BLANCO sinks and faucets inside a stunning dream kitchen.”
Now that you know more about why we love BLANCO, are you ready to get inspired for your own kitchens and possibly win 50.00 for yourself and 100.00 for your favorite charity? Let’s create some #BLANCOBuzz for this very generous, community minded #BlogTourVegas sponsor!
Here’s all you have to do to win TODAY!
Play with their interactive cooktop design tool by clicking here, and then
Tell us, in the comments on this post, the BLANCO sink name & countertop color combination that you would love for your own homes and a little about what charity will get the donation, if you win, and why you’ve chosen the charity you have.
Today, after 2 pm ET, we will choose one winner and you will receive 50.00 for yourself and 100.00 will be donated to the charity of your choice!!
Please check back in the comments, after 2 pm ET, to see if you are the lucky winner and please be prepared to email us your phone number and address and that of your favorite charity, so we can send you your 50.00 card and send your charity their 100.00, in your name and in BLANCO’s name.
Watch for The Hadley Court #BLANCOGivesBack Giveaway on Twitter and Facebook and thank you, BLANCO, for being 1 of the sponsors of Modenus’ #BlogTourVegas to this year’s National Kitchen and Bath Association tradeshow, #KBIS2015, in Las Vegas.
And readers, we hope next time you’re in the market for a luxury kitchen sink or faucet, that you will consider BLANCO, leaders in luxury sinks and faucets for the kitchen, leaders in giving back.
Kim Darden Shaver
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Editor In Chief
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.
Photo 1 via Home & Architectural Trends Magazine and 4 via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; all other photos courtesy BLANCO.