Your Kitchen: Farmhouse Sinks
These Extra-Deep and Minimal Sinks Can Go From Country to Jet Set
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What's not to adore about farmhouse style apron front sinks? They are evocative of the country lifestyle, yet you will find their minimalist aesthetic looks good with modern cabinets. And the best part is how well they operate: They're extra deep, and the finished front of the sink remains exposed which reduces the "reach-over" to access the sink.
A farmhouse sink looks charming and retro with pale blue painted cabinets and gold/brass faucet. Very special.
Elements of the classic country kitchen are refined and elevated with a granite countertop and beveled subway tile backsplash. For the serious chef. Those painted legs on the toe kick are something else, huh?
Speaking of fancy, let's get even fancier with a stone counter and backsplash along with French country-style cabinet doors. I like the contrast of the simple farmhouse sink in a tastefully elevated French country-style kitchen.
An appealing decorative apron front is one way to get the functional benefits of the farmhouse sink but not lose the glitz and glamor of the rest of the finishes in this gourmet kitchen.
Another version of decorative flair in the apron front: vertical grooves to complement the beading in the cabinet doors below. Nice touch.
Why not break the white ceramic mold and go for a copper sink WITH decorative apron front?
Fabulous notion of having a stainless steel farmhouse sink in the kitchen island instead of the kitchen counter. The mere concept opens up a world of possibilities for your kitchen's functionality.
Don't fret if you don't have a large kitchen. Isn't this modest farmhouse sink with skirt below just adorable?
I find it amazing how the same white ceramic form can look country or modern. Placed in dark wood cabinets with European pulls, the apron front sink seems jet-set and minimalist.
Just as we saw a play on materials in the classic kitchens, switching the same sink form to be cast in concrete takes on an industrial modern flair.
It makes the most sense to place the farmhouse sink in the kitchen where it can handle big pots and lots of dishes, but it can also handle loads of laundry. This envy-inducing laundry room goes from ho-hum to luxe with the use of farmhouse sink and etched frosted glass door.
I have never seen the farmhouse sink in bathrooms, and in a double vanity no less, but the effect is spectacular and worth noting for the future.
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Ideabook published on April 13, 2011.
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