A farmhouse sink, or apron sink, can be the crowning jewel of any farmhouse kitchen makeover. It’s a big investment, so it’s worth taking the time to get it right.
Farmhouse sinks come in several different materials: fireclay, cast iron, and stainless steel are among the most common.
Each has its pros and cons. Practical considerations like durability play a role, but aesthetic considerations are also important.
Below are just a few options for farmhouse kitchen sink installations.
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10 gorgeous farmhouse sinks
1. Ikea Farmhouse Sink
This porcelain sink from Ikea is among the more affordable farmhouse sinks on the market. Unlike many apron sinks, it has two sections, making cleanup easier. (via Bless’er House)
2. Farmhouse Sink with Tablecloth Skirt
An extra-wide vintage farmhouse sink fits right into this budget kitchen, which is short on built-in cabinetry but big on rustic charm. The colorful red and white under-sink skirt was made from a tablecloth. (via Country Living)
3. Copper Farmhouse Sink with Brushed Copper Fixtures
A handsome copper apron sink accentuates the rich, dark wood of this Western-style kitchen. The rural Texas home was renovated with the help of “Fixer Upper”‘s Chip and Joanna Gaines. (via HGTV)
4. Kohler Farmhouse Sink with Blue Cabinets
Bright, cheerful turquoise cabinets (“Hemlock” from Benjamin Moore) set off the square white Kohler farmhouse sink in this small New York City kitchen. (via House Beautiful)
5. Kohler Farmhouse Sink with Quartzite Countertops
A wider Kohler apron sink graces the spacious renovated kitchen in this sprawling vacation home. The brass faucet matches the light fixtures, helping to pull the look together. (via One King’s Lane)
6. Hammered Farmhouse Sink
Hammered apron-front sinks, in nickel-plated copper or stainless steel, are yet another option. They’re not a top choice for the budget-conscious decorator, though: higher-end styles can cost up to several thousand dollars. (via My Domaine)
7. Elkay Fireclay Farmhouse Sink
I love the way this little nook includes all the little details of farmhouse style yet still maintains its simplicity. The fireclay sink is a durable and attractive choice, and this particular model is on the more affordable end of the spectrum (although still a substantial investment). (via Liz Marie Blog)
8. Custom Nickel Apron Front Farmhouse Sink
Besides the hammered style (#6 above), nickel farmhouse sinks are also available with a smooth apron front. This burnished nickel silver basin is right at home amid the opulent Calacatta marble countertops and colonial cabinetry. (via Traditional Home)
9. Soapstone Farmhouse Apron Sink
Stone is another option to consider for your apron-front sink. The green soapstone countertops and matching basin in this sunny farmhouse kitchen are set off by dove grey cabinets and brass fixtures for a sophisticated European look. (via Remodelista)
10. Vintage Porcelain Double Farm Sink
Finally, if your taste runs to antiques, you might want to shop around for an actual vintage or antique farmhouse sink, like the one above, which perfectly fits the style of a renovated 18th-century farmhouse in upstate New York. (via Country Living)