The term farmhouse kitchen sink tends to be a little misleading. This type of sink is not necessarily linked to farmhouses, cottages and barns. But it is a very specific type. There are several characteristics that define it.
First of all, a farmhouse kitchen sink is very sturdy and also very large compared to modern designs. It’s big enough to accommodate oversized pots and also deep enough for you to put there lots of dishes.
Farmhouse kitchen sinks are meant to be a dramatic focal point, they are large, deep and easy to use.
Another characteristic of farmhouse kitchen sinks is the fact that they don’t usually come with holes for the faucets to be fitted into. This meant that the faucet has to be either installed on the wall or though the cabinetry. This usually means you need to have custom cabinets made specifically for this type of sink. However, it also means that, if the sink gets damaged and needs to be replaced, you can just take it out and put it a new one. It’s a very simple process.
Because a farmhouse sink is to large and deep, it can easily accommodate pots, baking sheets and lots of dishes and it reduced splashes and spills. It’s a sink for the practical type who doesn’t have time to worry about aesthetic details. In a way, this is a heavy duty sink. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad-looking style. The simplicity of farmhouse kitchen sinks makes them suitable for a variety of styles and types of decors, including traditional, rustic and even modern or contemporary.
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