Archive | Farm Sink

Various types and styles of farm or apron-front kitchen sinks, installed in different ways.

Best Farm Sink for an Easy Kitchen Update

Whitehaven Hayridge farm sink with tall apron - Kohler via Atticmag

Whitehaven is a top choice because it’s made to fit an existing cabinet.

Over the past decade, farm sinks have become so popular they are now considered a high-end kitchen standard as well as a prime choice for a money-wise update. Also called apron front sinks, their appeal is the sensuous basin shape and exposed front panel that transforms an ordinary sink cabinet into a glamorous kitchen feature. That the sink sits proud of the cabinet reduces the need to lean over it and makes these especially comfortable, too.

Hand- or machine-made, apron sinks come in a variety of materials including fireclay, metal, porcelain, and enameled cast-iron.… Continue Reading

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Ultra Rustic Farm Sinks

rustic French kitchen with sloped farm sink and flea market faucets

Two well-aged kitchen basins, with rough edges.

Farm sinks come in many materials these days due to their amazing popularity. It’s not difficult to understand why a large, relatively deep basins of durable material would be received enthusiastically since our kitchens now seem to handle more and more. Perhaps I’m just an incurable romantic or just overly fond of vintage and antiques,  but farm sinks with character developed by age and use always speak to me. The faucets intrigue me, too.

The old black stone sink in this Dutch country kitchen [top] simply rests on a board with a curtain below used to hide the plumbing.… Continue Reading

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Metal Farm Sinks

Kohler Dickinson enameled cast iron kitchen farm sink

Copper, stainless steel and cast iron basins offer a variety of surface textures, durability and bowl styles.

Copper farm sinks such as the hammered Mexican-made beauty lend a wonderful look to Arts & Crafts,  Mission, Southwestern and rustic kitchens. They come with textured or smooth surfaces or a mix of both  and usually are often matched with copper or oil-rubbed bronze faucets. Corners can be square or radius and fronts can be straight, bowed and even embellished since copper has long been a fine metal-work material. Here, a 22 x 17-inch hammered copper sink (purchased on eBay) is used for prep and mounted below a natural cherry wood counter with Kohler’s Fairfax faucet installed on the deck.… Continue Reading

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Bumped Out Farm Sink

front bottom corner of a bumped out farm sink

In a large family kitchen, two fireclay apron-front sinks sit fashionably forward.

Farm sinks are often bumped out — or pulled forward in the cabinet base — so that the user can stand directly against the front panel, which is very comfortable. That type of installation also creates slightly more space behind the sink which is needed to operate certain faucets, such as this beefy Kohler Vinnata used on the sink wall of the Maple, Black and Moss Kitchen. Rather than being lined up with the front of the surrounding cabinets and counter, the Rohl fireclay sink basically sticks out.… Continue Reading

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Pantry Farm Sink

small farm sink used in a pantry with wall-mounted faucet and cold water tap

Many bridge faucets can be mounted on the wall instead of the sink deck.

A small farm sink can be effectively paired with a full-size wall-mounted faucet. In the pantry of this traditional kitchen by the British firm of Robinson and Cornish, a 24-inch apron front sink is set on one end of a counter. Given the tight space, the designers chose to install the classic Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster faucet in chrome (minus side sprayer) on the painted wood backsplash.  That way, the gooseneck spout is high enough to accommodate flower vases, a bucket, or other tall items (even  a small dog) and still drain easily into the back of the sink.… Continue Reading

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Vintage Crumbsweeper Farm Sink

vintage farm sink that extends well past the front of the cabinet

A large old sink is always practical in a country cottage.

In a kitchen off the coast of Scotland, a vintage farm sink is so large front-to-back it extends far enough beyond the front of the cabinets to cast a shadow. Called a “crumbsweeper,” because any debris from the counters can be swept right into it, the entire rim of the sink is covered by the counters which end at the inside edge. This type of installation is called a “negative reveal,” meaning that no part of the sink edge is revealed or showing  — almost. Older sinks are often shallow and more than 24-inches deep. … Continue Reading

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