The Kitchen Sink

Happy Monday! Did everyone have a good weekend?

Ours was pretty relaxing. I had enough free-time to hunker down on the computer and do some reno-research. The topic du jour is kitchen sinks. And the question I’m asking is: to farmhouse, or not to farmhouse.


The farmhouse sink- such the buzzword, these days. It’s up there with “subway tile” and “open concept.” To be honest, it kind of makes me want to gag. But having had a farmhouse sink in two of my rentals, I can sing its praises: 1) it hides dirty dishes really well because of its basin depth; 2) it can hold large pots and dishes, which makes food prep and cleaning easier; and 3) if you have a sink with an apron front, it is more ergonomic than your typical under/overmount sink, as your body is able to lean against it rather than leaning over it (which equals less strain on your neck and back).

So why is there even a question here? Why not go with the damn farmhouse sink?

Enter in the dilemma of a trend forecaster: it is my nature to go against the grain, against the mass trends.  The masses go left? I go right. The masses like white? I like black. You get the picture. All of that being said, I’m probably going to go with the farmhouse sink.


Here is our current sink. Nothing wrong with it, except the faucet is broken and needs to be replaced. Then, I reasoned, if we are replacing the countertops and the faucet, and having them custom cut to fit the sink- shouldn’t the sink be something that really works for us, something we really like?

I’m thinking I’ll go with a simple, single-bowl white porcelain farmhouse sink with no apron-front (an apron-front is when the exterior side of the sink is exposed, rather than being concealed by the cabinetry). Here are some looks I’m loving:








Here are some sink contenders, along with brass faucet options:


1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12



  1. Mary Jo
    June 29, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    YES! I agree about a farmhouse without the apron front- more classic that way too. And I think when you do have a apron it lends itself to a more rustic style which I do think you’re going for.

    As for faucet options, I like 7, 11 or 12- whatever is going to be functional as well as pretty!

    Excited to see the final result!!

    • thedan26_wp
      June 29, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      So true. And hearing it from you is double confirmation that I’m on the right track 🙂 7 might be my favorite faucet b/c it has that famous Delta “no touch” technology, and pull-down sprayer. Wish it had a hint more brass in it, but I’m willing to compromise!

  2. June 30, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I totally get the sentiment of not wanting to follow the masses. I’ve always felt like that growing up, but didn’t quite understand it until I got a bit older. That being said, I would hop on the farmhouse sink in a heartbeat. My current sink is so shallow it’s a joke. Sometimes it’s okay for functionality to win regardless of popularity!

    • Aubrey
      June 30, 2015 / 4:58 pm

      So much truth to that last part- thanks for the nudge in the farmhouse sink direction!!