It’s the kitchen sink that’s enjoyed a huge surge in popularity over the last several years, despite being around for centuries. The farmhouse sink, true to its name, is a traditionally classic choice for rustic or country kitchens:
but new modern styles and materials have made the farmhouse (also known as apron or apron-front) sink trendy again and appropriate for every kitchen. They’re durable, attractive, and practical – not just for farmhouses anymore!
The front end of a farmhouse sink juts out or is mounted flush with the cabinet top and is often decorative in nature. While farmhouse sinks are traditionally large and single-bowl, they are available in other configurations as well. A farmhouse sink can be dropped in, undermounted on three sides, or flush mounted; just beware that some sit slightly higher than the countertop, resulting in a dirt-attracting seam.
Though the quintessential farmhouse sink is made of fireclay, the reintroduction of the style has resulted in manufacturers updating their classics in new materials such as copper, concrete, stone, and stainless steel:
They’re also no longer limited to a rectangular shape with a flat or casement front; farmhouse sinks are now available in unusual shapes and with embellished fronts:
Shaws sinks, the classic fireclay apron sinks by leading manufacturer Rohl, illustrate the versatility and usability of the farmhouse sink. They’re available in single, 1.5 and double bowl configurations:
Do you love farmhouse sinks? What kind would you put in your kitchen?