There’s so much to love about Sandeep Salter‘s kitchen sink setup—the decanted liquid soap, the old-fashioned brushes on display, the modern paper towel holder—but what I find most intriguing is her repurposing of an enamel soap dish (the kind with built-in drainage) as a sponge holder. It seems like such a no-brainer now that I’ve seen it used this way, but I’m embarrassed to say it has never occurred to me.
For years, angry that the sponge holders I saw on the market were so across-the-board unattractive, I’ve resorted to just leaving the kitchen sponge on top of my sink rack. Storing it on a pretty enamel soap dish would be such an upgrade.
Here are three options that could work. All have drainage, a must.
Featured photograph by Jonathan Pilkington for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz; from A Modern Fairytale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment.
Wall-Mounted Enamel Soap DishesN.B.: This post has been updated with new pricing; it was first published February 2020.
For another sponge storage option, see 5 Favorites: In-Sink Sponge Holders, Nonplastic Edition.
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