Kitchen Sinks: Pros and Cons to the Farmhouse Sink

March 4, 2013

Farmhouse Sink Closeup

Farmhouse Sink Closeup

When it comes to a remodel, some people spend a lot of time thinking about kitchen sinks and some don’t. How particular you are about your kitchen sink generally has to do with what you often use it for. Are you a foodie who loves to cook? Do you care more about the style of the sink or how easy it is to clean?

The Farmhouse Sink

We recently installed a farmhouse sink (also known as apron sinks) in our Saratoga remodeling project (photo to the right). A popular choice for many homeowners right now, these kitchen sinks are known for a deeper bowl that protrudes from the surrounding countertop and cabinets. It is a fantastic option for those that want a little bit more space in their sink and that like the old-fashion look it provides.

Pros to the Farmhouse Sink

As kitchen sinks go, farmhouse sinks have several unique benefits:

  • They provide an artistic, old-fashioned look to your kitchen design.
  • They are extremely versatile, available in a variety of finishes, hues and materials (including enameled porcelain, stainless steel, copper and cast iron) so they go nicely with a lot of different color schemes.
  • They are easy to care for and extremely functional. In fact, the front edge is easier to clean because there isn’t a gap between the countertop and the sink.
  • They are very durable, easily lasting the life of a home.

Cons to the Farmhouse Sink

As with all kitchen sinks, farmhouse sinks have a few drawbacks as well:

  • They can be more expensive than traditional sinks. In addition to more expensive materials and extensive installation, many also require custom cabinets.
  • As Southern Living explains, “Often apron-front sinks have a deep bowl, and it can be difficult for children or seated users to reach items at the bottom of the sink.” The depth of the sink can also be uncomfortable for taller users and lead to more splashing.
  • Some people just don’t like the look of a protruding sink.

Want to know more about kitchen sinks or other ways we can help with your remodel? Contact us for a complimentary in-home consultation and see more completed projects in our remodeling portfolio.

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