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A Guide to Farmhouse Sinks

A Guide to Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks got their name because they really did start out as the typical sinks found in a farmhouse kitchen. Farm wives were probably glad to have them too – something big enough to wash a stock pot and designed to be easy on the back had to be a welcome innovation. They’re popular in today’s kitchens partly for nostalgic reasons, and partly for the same reasons that farm wives needed them.

Farmhouse sinks, also called apron sinks, are bigger and deeper than conventional kitchen sinks. They’re also more ergonomically designed.

While farmhouse sinks are easy to install by design, you may have to remodel your cabinets and counter tops in order to support the sink first.

Keep your porcelain farmhouse sink with a mild cleanser, and disinfect it with vinegar. Keep the drains clear and use caulk to stop any leaks around the edges.