For the longest time, I have wanted a farmhouse sink for my home. Yet, every time I look into buying them, they are always so expensive! When I told you all about the guest bathroom remodel, I told you we would include a kitchen update. After a lot of research, I can say that I have found a few options for my farmhouse sink.
If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to forget about certain ideas. Once I have the idea in my head, I can’t let it go! In my head, I wanted that farmhouse sink more than any other improvement in my kitchen. I searched for hours online trying to find the perfect sink.
Surprisingly, I found a stainless apron front farmhouse sink that I loved. I knew I had to have it. It was such a steal for the price and the value!
While I was researching, I discovered more about installation and dimensions needed for the sink. Here are some of the important features that I looked into before I made my decision on a sink!
While searching for the perfect sink, I thought about choosing a porcelain sink, but I had them previously. They were extremely heavy and they scratch easily, so I decided against them.
Fire Clay and Copper
Fire clay and copper are among the more expensive sinks you can find and extremely beautiful, yet they were cost you a pretty penny!
These Stainless Sinks are like workhorses. They can get all scratched up, but this ties into the farmhouse theme. I don’t mind imperfect, because farmhouse is all about that comfortable and well-loved look.
This is the material I chose because it allowed several different options: a basket, a rack to avoid scratching the bottom, and a roll out drain for drying dishes.
The only drawback is that these items are intended for flat surfaces and don’t account for a drop in the sink. If that’s important to you, take note of that!
When researching, I leaned more towards double sinks because I have always had them in my kitchens. It is difficult to put larger items in these double sinks however, so I decided to try out something different. I researched and found a single bowl that I thought could work. I am in love with it already!
PRO: Soak dishes in one side while you wash in the other side and Dry clean dishes on one side while you use the other side for washing.
CON: Neither side of the sink is big enough for soaking or easily washing large dishes like cookie sheets or stock pots and many times the other sink does not get used. This is valuable counter space.
Above mount always seemed to be more inconvenient than choosing an under-mount sink.
My favorite has always been under-mount, because it makes clean up simple for any counter messes you might produce!
Size and Dimension
This is the most important aspect of any potential farmhouse sink in your kitchen. If you’re keeping the cabinet, you have the ensure that you find a sink that fits! If you are doing a complete renovation, then you don’t have to worry about this. There are many tutorials to help you along the way with your kitchen renovation!
Find some additional “FREE” Apps to help you with a Kitchen Upgrade or Remodel. See Full Article here.
Ikea – Room planning tools from Ikea, including a kitchen planner.
Kitchen Planner – Online kitchen planner tool that helps you create a 3D model of a kitchen.
Farmhouse sinks have a wide range of pricing, anywhere from $300 to $1800. Price is important, but if you want to get quality, you might have to pay more than you expect. Your sink is the most noticeable feature of your kitchen, so you want it to make a great lasting impression!
Faucets were important because it depends on what capabilities you want in your sink. If you want easy clean-up, I recommend a pulldown sprayer like the one I chose. It is perfect for cleaning the debris off every angle of your sink.
Soap dispensers are another added feature that you might want to include in your sink! If you’re like me, you want to find a mounted soap dispenser. You also might consider a push-button garbage disposal and some other kitchen organization elements for the perfect kitchen set-up.
Whew we covered a lot of Ground in this article. I always say Remodeling/Updating is not for “The Weak at Heart”….It comes with its challenges but the end result is always the most rewarding for you and the whole family. Right?
What are some of your must-haves in a kitchen sink? Comment below and share what you look for when looking for the “perfect” sink!
I loved writing this because it took me a while to finally pull it all together. The easy process and the many choices out there when preparing for a Full or Partial Kitchen Remodel.
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