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Old World Heritage meets the ROHL Classic Kitchen

Irvine, CA – What makes a kitchen classic? Design that is high quality and ages gracefully. Appliances, countertops, and basic layouts go in and out of style, but updates can be made to keep a kitchen ał currant. Most American homeowners build a new home or remodel at least one kitchen in a lifetime. In 2006 kitchen remodeling was expected to total 6.06 million jobs and $79.6 billion in spending. The demographics mostly skew to the ‘Baby Boomers’ who are on the affluent end of the spectrum. Needless to say, it has become more and more popular for the many American luxury homes to house larger country-style kitchens that seem to never go out of fashion and require fewer updates if outfitted with high-quality products from conception. The ROHL Collections, especially the famed ROHL Country Kitchen Collection have become the ultimate go-to resource to accomplish this task.

Practical sinks, faucets and fixtures that withstand use and abuse, made from durable materials over the years have been the most sought after accoutrements to complete the family epicenter, the kitchen.

Ironically, it is the most traditional, functional pieces that are now highly coveted for their authenticity and style. The ROHL Shaws Original Fireclay Single Bowl Sink (RC3018) in white has been a top seller for the last few years. Hand-crafted and made in the same place it was created over 100 years ago in a small town in Northern England, the sink has become the most beloved style icon of homeowners today. Treasured for its quality, durability and unbeatable Old World charm, the farmhouse style apron sink is still hand-stamped with the Shaws official seal. It is possible that this sink may have been the scullery sink in a large estate or the kitchen focal point in some Cotswold kitchen of yesteryear.

A large open space for the family to gather is the layout most desired in the States of late, it is really what has been known over the years as the ‘traditional country kitchen’. The center island is probably has become the norm as kitchen space grows to include informal eating areas and no strict definition between the kitchen and the family room. Cooking and entertaining are much more eventful when the kitchen is open and large enough for all to gather. Convenience is something that was probably not the biggest priority in past times, but now it is absolutely necessary. The ROHL Country Kitchen Wall Mounted Handle Pot Filler with Swing Arm and Metal Lever Handles (A1451LM) is ‘Old World’ in image, but completely designed for the high-tech gourmand who spends time preparing food daily. A large pot can be filled with water right on the stove top without having to move it anywhere in the kitchen…beautiful but functional.

If it is refined elegance that your kitchen style is leaning towards, the ROHL Perrin & Rowe Bridge Faucet with Sidespray and Metal Lever Handles (U.4719L) or the ROHL Perrin & Rowe Single Hole Faucet with Sidespray and Metal Lever Handles (U.4766) takes Edwardian Era architectural inspiration to remind us of luxurious shapes that take on a sophisticated air bringing to mind stately English manors.

A country kitchen can very well be the place where everyone hangs out at a party. Entertaining at home is even more popular than ever and many of these larger spaces contain a separate bar or beverage center as well. The ROHL Country Kitchen Single Lever C-Spout Bar Faucet with Single Porcelain Lever (A3606/6.5LP) can give traditional country styling the most modern delivery vehicle in pure function, but that appears to be ‘Old World’ inherited. All faucets and fixtures, blend and fit together nicely in a room destined for great adventures in cooking and entertaining. This design has all the state-of-the-art technology but crafted in a small town in Northern Italy that has been making faucets for over a century. Not only are you getting tradition and authenticity, but you are getting the best performance ever.

So the American kitchen, has become the ultimate playing field for the ‘Old World Heritage’ trend. Country kitchens will never go out of style…and tasteful country designs will always be high on the best dressed list for kitchens.

ROHL, presenters of high-end, luxury faucets, sinks and fixtures for America’s finest homes, resorts and hospitality projects, headquartered in Irvine, California, has helped thoughtful homeowners and designers create personal expressions of authentic luxury for over 20 years. Anchored in traditional family values, trust, integrity and innovation, the Rohl leadership possesses a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit that extends through the organization. ROHL’s strength comes from a synergy of family and friendship in partnership with suppliers and customers. From traditional to modern, the ROHL line includes a wide range of top-quality faucets, fixtures, shower components and accessories. Sourced from Western Europe, New Zealand and North America, each is crafted to ROHL’s rigid specifications and is uniquely tailored for the American home, hotel or resort.