What to Look For in a Farmhouse Sink for Your Kitchen

Add a rustic and practical touch to your kitchen.

KRAUS KWF410-36 Kore Workstation 36-inch Farmhouse Flat Apron Front 16 Gauge Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Integrated Ledge and Accessories (Pack of 5)
Make your kitchen TV-chef-worthy.Amazon

If you’ve ever designed a kitchen, you know that finding just the right sink is key. Apron sinks (also known as farmhouse sinks) have become a popular option for many kitchen builds in recent years, and for good reason. The deep basin makes them ideal for washing lots of dishes or large pots, and the seamless sunken countertop adds an element of style. They come in a variety of materials, styles and dimensions. But which apron sink is the right one for you? We have everything you need to figure out what option will work best in your space.

KRAUS KWF410-36 Kore Workstation 36-inch Farmhouse Flat Apron Front 16 Gauge Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Integrated Ledge and Accessories (Pack of 5)

Undermount

Undermount basin with several accoutrements—a cutting board, dish shelf, bottom grid and strainer.Kraus

One of the most convenient features of an apron sink is the depth. It’s perfect for washing large pots and bulky kitchen items, and because farmhouse sinks come in so many sizes, you don’t have to choose counter space over functionality. Apron sinks are usually mounted under the countertop, which gives a sleek look and makes it easy to sweep crumbs and water down the drain.

Ruvati Verona RVH9200 33" Apron-front Workstation Farmhouse Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, Stainless Steel, 16 Gauge

Material Matters

This modern-looking basin is almost 3 feet wide.Ruvati

Farmhouse sinks were traditionally made from fireclay ceramic, but in recent years they have been made with sleek stainless steel. Stainless steel is durable, rust-resistant and a cinch to clean. It also matches with other ultra-modern appliances.

BOCCHI 1138-001-0120 Classico Apron Front Fireclay 30 in. Single Bowl Kitchen Sink with Protective Bottom Grid and Strainer in White

Minimalist Aesthetic

This basin is well-made, durable and has a classic farmhouse look.BOCCHI

While the front of most sinks are hidden by cabinetry and countertops, apron sinks are meant to have the front exposed. This style isn’t just chic—it’s also quite functional. It reduces splashing, which means you stay dry while you wash up your dishes.

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