The stainless steel utility sink most people have in their laundry room is, well, utilitarian — not cute. A freestanding object, it consumes a lot of space without offering much in the way of style. In an effort to retain function over form, install a very classic and stylish farmhouse sink
. With qualities that rival the typical utility sink, including extra depth and a large single compartment, it seems to trump the "old safety" with such additions as a variety of finishes and an under-mount installation. With so much function and so much style, it's a wonder it took this long to make its mark in the laundry room.