What is a Farmhouse Sink?
admin — Tue, 10/06/2009 - 21:20
Time for a definition post for those who are just starting to look for sinks. You've probably NEVER thought about the types of sinks, because you've only known topmount or undermount sinks your whole life.
Farmouse or Apron Sinks
Farmhouse sinks, also known as an apron sink, have a front that may extend past the front of the cabinets surrounding the sink base cabinet. You'll usually see them in rustic or country-style kitchens.
How to Tell
- Front of the sink extends past the cabinets
- Deeper than your normal sinks
- Rustic or country-style kitchen
- Faucets mounted in the countertop, similar to an undermount sink
Read more below and avoid the following mistake when cutting holes for your farmhouse sink:
Caution When Cutting Holes
Same as with undermount sinks, you need to know how many holes you're going to need to cut to fir your faucet (and optional dishwasher expansion outlet). Some faucets allow you to have three holes when it only needs one -- it does this by allowing you to cover the three holes with a metal plate and camoflauging it from view.