The beauty about farmers sinks is that you don’t have to live on a farm or in a country cottage to benefit from these attractive and versatile apron sinks. While remaining basically the same as when they first came out, newer shapes, materials and colors mean that the kitchen(farmer) sinks blend in perfectly with your kitchen decor and you can even buy replicas of antique farmers sinks.
In our hectic, fast paced modern lifestyles, people are hankering for the simple, steadfast are becoming increasingly popular in traditional and contemporary style kitchens, and the latest ones don’t require that your existing cabinetry be replaced. The apron sink also differs from modern sinks today in that it has a front that rides above the counter and which juts out from the supporting cabinetry. This is beneficial as it prevents water from continuously spilling and dripping onto your wooden cabinets and warping them.
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Available in different materials like traditional stainless steels or enameled cast iron, they are also available in white porcelain, stone, fireclay, granite and bronze and copper which has natural antibacterial properties People in the know will tell you that copper makes the best farmers sinks, because it not only gives your kitchen a charming look, the high-gage copper models won’t dent or warp. People also enjoy the ‘old’ look that used copper develops and the fact that harmful bacteria dies off far quicker in a copper sink than a sink made from stainless steel for instance.
The price of your farmers sink will vary, depending on the material you choose. Because they are larger and heavier than modern sinks, they require a special base cabinet. The best farmers sinks are designed with materials that won’t crack, chip, burn or discolor. You can take your pick from a single-bowl or a double-bowl sink; whatever you choose they are large enough to tackle the largest of pots and other cookware while also giving your kitchen something of worth from a bygone era.