50 Amazing Farmhouse Sinks to Make Your Kitchen Pop

Farmhouse Sink Styles

Also called apron-front sinks, farmhouse sinks are a favorite among homeowners. While it is associated with traditional and country house decors, it has also found its place in modern and contemporary abodes. It is loved for its deep capacity, practical convenience and charming style.

If you are planning to install a farmhouse apron sink, there are several styles you can choose from depending on your needs, budget and taste. Below, we provide a rundown of the various options available in the market. We also have a guide on how to choose the right one as well as a brief primer on farmhouse sink installation.

Types of Farmhouse Sinks

By Material

Farmhouse sinks come in different materials which differ in durability, strength and look. The most common materials you will come across are:

1. Fireclay

Fireclay sinks have a certain traditional flair that can give your kitchen a unique look. It is made by firing clay and glaze together in temperatures up to 1600 degrees, creating a very hard almost iron-like material. This gives fireclay sinks a relatively high level of durability and makes it resistant against scratches.

One major problem with fireclay sinks is chipping. Considering that this is a farmhouse sink, it is likely that you will be washing heavy pots and pans in it. The bang and clutter leaves the sink vulnerable to chipping. Only consider fireclay if you don’t plan on washing or placing heavy utensils in it or if you are buying a sink for your bathroom where the stress is less.

2. Cast iron

Cast iron is one of the most popular farmhouse sink materials. It is extremely durable and will stand up to essentially anything including the heaviest pots and pans. When shopping for cast iron farmhouse sinks, try to find enamel cast iron ones. Brands like Kohler have a wide variety of them.

Enamel cast iron sinks are coated with a layer of enamel, which protects the iron from rust, scratches and chipping. Such a sink will easily last for decades without losing its shine. If you are looking for a farmhouse sink that is practical yet stylish and will keep going for years without requiring much maintenance, go for enamel cast iron.

3. Enameled steel

Enameled steel is somewhat of an offshoot of enamel cast iron. As enamel cast iron got highly popular, cheaper versions that consisted of steel emerged. In fact, you will likely confuse one for the other. Both feel hard and look quite tough. But under normal kitchen conditions, a farmhouse stainless steel sink does not hold up very well. While it will not rust, steel is not as hard as iron and will likely chip and scratch with time. Consider enamel cast iron instead. It may be pricier, but it is worth it.

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 4. Acrylic

Acrylic is a much cheaper option for someone who wants the fireclay look but finds it too pricey. Acrylic is not the best choice when you are looking for a high-durability farmhouse sink. Too much abuse from pots and pans can cause chipping.

On the upside, acrylic sinks are very easy to clean thanks to their high-gloss finish. They also come in a much wider variety of styles and sizes, thanks to the malleable polycarbonate plastic they are made out of.

5. Copper

Copper was one of the earliest materials used in manufacturing farmhouse sinks. Though they are not as common today, there are still those who love them for their warm traditional look and elegant aging. Copper sinks are durable, do not stain easily and are naturally anti-bacterial. On the downside, a copper farmhouse sink is quite pricey and is more complicated to install, check out when the right time to add a copper sink to your kitchen.

6. Other materials

Other materials that are used in farmhouse sinks include porcelain, concrete, stone and fiberglass among others. Some sinks feature a combination of materials such as steel and stone.

Number of Bowls

Here there are two main varieties: single bowl and double bowled. Each has its pros and cons. A double bowl allows you to wash dishes in one and rinse them in the other or stack dirty dishes in one and leave the other one free for use. Proponents of the single bowl praise the large unobstructed space that allows you to clean large pots with ease.

HONED BLACK SLATE

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Whitten Architects

Beautifully warm and inviting kitchen in Portland, Maine. The honed black slate farmhouse-style sink and countertop are not something you see every day. The Antique Heart Pine floors and warm-toned cabinets are just so comforting. Sherwin William’s “Topsail” on the beadboard walls is a nice soothing color choice.

COPPER CLASSIC

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Design Moe Kitchen & Bath

Definitely a more traditional look. Exquisite detail in this copper farmhouse sink.

TRADITIONAL APRON

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Fiorella Design 

Love the contrast of dark and light features in this kitchen that features a large white farmhouse/apron sink.

DOUBLE & DEEP

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Kitchen Capital WA 

This Double Belfast Butler sink is extra deep. No doubt the larger size could handle almost anything thrown at it.

CHEERFUL LAUNDRY

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Kristi Spouse Interiors 

Absolutely love this cheerful laundry room! The American Standard Country Kitchen Sink is a great choice for this space. The Apple Green walls makes this room feel so happy.

FLUTED FARMHOUSE

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CCB Designs 

Lovely Fluted Apron Front Farmhouse sink in this Austin farm house.

FRESH & AIRY

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Hill Farm Furniture Ltd 

This kitchen is just so fresh and airy! Delightful cabinets and countertops.

HAMMERED NICKEL

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Model Design Inc. 

The hammered nickel farmhouse sink brings interesting detail to this elegant kitchen.

FARMHOUSE BATH

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John Croft Design

Farmhouse sinks in the bathroom–so different!

COZY CORNER

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Great Neighborhood Homes 

Love how they tucked away this sink away in the corner of this pretty kitchen.

CUTE KIDS BATH

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Z+ Architects LLC 

What a cute idea for a kids bathroom!

AQUA POP

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Topnotch Design Studio 

Such a great punch of aqua color in this lake house.

WHITE ON WHITE

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ELEGANT FARMHOUSE

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Carson Poetzl, Inc.

So elegant and such beautiful detail!

BOATHOUSE BATHROOM

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LiLu Interiors

What an appropriate look for a boathouse!

COLORFUL KIDS BATH

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FARMHOUSE LAUNDRY

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Rabaut Design Associates, Inc.

Love the soft color and the hanging racks.

VINTAGE BATH

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Vintage Woods and Metals

Really nice touches in this vintage bathroom.

TURQUOISE WONDER

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Noelle Interiors

The aqua/turquoise color is just gorgeous!   The farmhouse sink is a great size for family gatherings.

TRADITIONALLY RICH

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Bench Made Woodworking

Lovely traditional kitchen.

SLEEK IN SEATTLE

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Jeri Jacobsen Interiors, LLC

Nice clean sleek look in this Seattle kitchen.

SERENE FARMHOUSE

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.

This kitchen is so calming.

COPPER FARMHOUSE

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Venegas and Company

Pretty copper farmhouse sink in this sophisticated kitchen.

SUNNY KITCHEN

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Tina Barclay 

Such a bright and sunny kitchen. The towel bar on the sink is a nice feature. What a view out that window!

STATELY AND SLEEK

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BEVERAGE BAR

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Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

Great beverage bar for entertaining.

OLD SCHOOL LAUNDRY

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Dillon Kyle Architects (DKA)

An updated twist using an old classic sink.

FRESH FARM

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BCV ARCHITECTS

Such a fresh space. Love the lights and how that window opens up to the outside!

WARM AND INVITING

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Hill Farm Furniture Ltd 

What a warm and inviting space. Not just one, but two farmhouse sinks in this kitchen. Beautiful countertop on that island and those floors are so nice!

ORIGINAL FARMHOUSE

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Dona Rosene Interiors

So nice that this sink was original to this historical 1926 Fort Worth home.

JET MIST GRANITE

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Wright-Ryan Homes

What an awesome look in this cottage. This is a granite product from Morningstar Marble & Granite in Maine. “Jet Mist”

CONTEMPORARY COOL

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Poggenpohl 

Cool faucet, wonderful large sink and nice soft blue accent in the cabinetry overhead.

DETAILED FARMHOUSE

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Michael Abrams Limited 

The Herbeau Luberon Fireclay Farmhouse kitchen sink has such wonderful molding-like detail. What a cozy kitchen in this Lake Michigan Cottage!

RED FARMHOUSE

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The Cross Interior Design 

No arguing that this space is eclectic and unique. A different & colorful spin on the traditional farmhouse sink!

SALVAGED SOAPSTONE

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Whitten Architects 

This homeowner of this barn farmhouse found a soapstone sink at a salvage yard and had it refurbished. I like the darker color and different shape. It goes great with those black barn lights.

EXPANSIVE ISLAND

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Red Element Design 

This farmhouse sink is conveniently placed in this gorgeous & expansive kitchen island. There’s also another farmhouse sink located by those awesome windows.

SUNNY FARMHOUSE

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JAS Design Build 

So different–a bright cottage chic kitchen with a integrated soapstone farmhouse style sink.

WITH A VIEW

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Cheryl Scrymgeour Designs 

Great double farmhouse sinks with an awesome view in this lake house kitchen.

SWEET QUOTES

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Buckminster Green LLC

Great Idea! — This homeowner added a favorite saying to the front of this apron-front sink.

RUSTIC BATH

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Laura Fedro Interiors, Inc. 

Wonderfully rustic!

RICH & WARM LAUNDRY

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BayWorks Construction, Inc. 

What a warm and dramatic space.

DOUBLE MASTER

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Surreal Systems, Inc.

Double apron sinks in this elaborate master bathroom.

DOUBLE THE FUN

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Yunker Associates Architecture 

What a beautiful kitchen–the two sinks are an added bonus!

AUTHENTIC FARMHOUSE

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Visual Jill Interior Decorating 

Looks like a true farmhouse kitchen–look at the size of that original? sink!

FULL DUTY LAUNDRY

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Tim Barber Ltd Architecture 

What a great space to do all your laundry!

ON TOP

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Architectural Details 

A different twist on the typical farmhouse sink. Absolutely love this look!

WARM BAR

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Kenzer Furniture

A great bar area for entertaining family and friends–so warm and welcoming.

STUNNING KITCHEN

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Cason Graye Homes

This Texas kitchen is gorgeous–two islands!!!

WHITE WONDER

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Jenny Baines, Jennifer Baines Interiors 

What a pretty kitchen–awesome large white apron sink and that faucet is gorgeous!

UPDATED BARNHOUSE

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Warmington & North 

Cool space–a little rustic and also a little modern all in one shot.

How to Choose the Right One

The most important thing to consider when choosing a farmhouse sink is how it will fit in with your needs. In other words, how practical will it be? If you have heavy pans, an enamel cast iron sink is best. If you want something to fit your oversized pots, a single bowl sink is ideal.

Also consider the aesthetics. Do you want a modern or traditional look?  Copper or stone sinks are best if you want a warm farmhouse feel while materials like porcelain and fiberglass carry unmistakably modern aesthetics.

Budget is also a major factor. Decide how much you are comfortable spending before you start shopping around. In the lower range you will find porcelain and acrylic farmhouse sinks. Steel sinks tend to be in the mid-range while enamel cast iron and copper sinks are a bit pricier.

Related: 10 Transitional Kitchen Elements for Those Seeking a Different Style

Installing a Farmhouse Sink

There are some sinks that you can attempt to install yourself, but generally it is highly recommended that you hire a professional contractor to do the installation for you. This will ensure that it is done right and safely. Remember that farmhouse sinks, especially metal ones such as cast iron, are heavy and could easily injure you during installation.

Farmhouse sinks can be installed in several positions. The traditional one is to have it sit slightly in front of the surrounding countertop. Another popular method is to install the sink slightly below the countertop level (under mount), making it easy to wipe water from the countertop into the sink. Alternatively, you can have the sink at the same level as the countertop (flush), letting the two seamlessly integrate. Another option is a top mount farmhouse sink, where the lip goes above the countertop level.

Even decades from now, we predict that farmhouse sinks are still going to be very much in vogue. Their classic style may be from an earlier time in history but their convenience is timeless.

 

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