Updated on November 2, 2020 by Lyric Fergusson
Farmhouse are the new go-to choice when building or remodeling your kitchen, and for good reason. They are beautiful and spacious, not to mention the statement they make in the design of your kitchen. It speaks of timeless charm and style. However, when you begin the process of choosing a farmhouse sink, the process becomes overwhelming with the endless choices. We have done some of the work for you. Below you will find our top 7 picks for farmhouse sinks in various styles and material.
The Best Farmhouse Sinks
(Best budget option — $)
Why it’s great: The Quarza Kitchen sink is not an apron sink and is able to be an undermountor a drop-in sink. It is made of premium granite composite which is ultra-durable material
made from 80% natural quartz for the look and feel of real stone. The easy to clean, hygienic non-porous material is highly resistant to dirt and grime. It is priced right and gives the farmhouse type option without the apron front or major adjustment to existing cabinets.
Keep in mind: This sink is especially good for those that want that farmhouse feel and size, butdon’t want to have a major cabinet or counter overhaul.
Good for: All kitchens, with minimal adjustments.
(Most features — $$)
Why it’s great: This 33”x22”x10” farmhouse sink has extras included: a 17 x 12 African Mahogany hardwood cutting board, stainless steel colander, roll up dish drying rack, bottom rinse grid basket strainer, drain assembly, and of course, installation guide. It is made of heavy duty sound guard undercoating and thick rubber padding to minimize noise and condensation. The sloped bottom allows complete water drainage and the slightly curved corner for easy cleaning. It is made of 16 gauge premium T-304 grade stainless steel commercial grade brushed finish.
Keep in mind: This is a stainless-steel sink option for a farmhouse sink.
Good for: All kitchens
(Most durable — $$)
Why it’s great: This farmhouse sink is a personal favorite. It is made of exclusive high pressure casted organic finely fireclay construction, 100% non-porous surface that has unmatched stain resistance compared to matte stone or other composite materials. It has extreme resistance to chip, discoloration, scratching and cracking. It is 33”x19”x10”, which is a standard farmhouse size.
Keep in mind: Farmhouse sinks are larger than traditional sinks, and you will need to take this into Consideration in fitting it into existing cabinetry.
Good for: All kitchens, especially if you are in the building stage and can custom build your cabinets.
(Most sleek — $$)
Why it’s great: 33”x21”x10” farmhouse sink in a more modern finish made of T304 16 gauge thick panel stainless steel. No scratching or corrosion issues and it will not tarnish or rust. The X shaped diversion water design with a gently sloped bottom prevents standing water and drains quickly. It is single bowl sink, and includes 304 stainless steel dish grid, strainer, cotton oven glove and oven mit.
Keep in mind: This is a black sink made of excellent materials and can give you a modern version of the farmhouse look.
Good for: All kitchens.
(Lots of color options — $$$)
Why it’s great: This sink is a great option for those who do not have the ability to remodel their cabinets to get the farmhouse look they desire. It is a 33”x20”x10” undermount dual sink. It has the depth and width desired in the farmhouse sinks and is available in 8 colors. The ultra-durable patented 80% hard rock granite material is heat, scratch, stain, ship and impact-resistant while also 100% hygienic and good friendly.
Keep in mind: This is not an apron front farmhouse sink, but it has all the other features a farmhouse sink offers.
Good for: All kitchens.
(Best double bowl budget option — $)
Why it’s great: This 18 gauge double sink apron front farmhouse sink is great stainless steel option. It Measures 33”x20”x9” double sink has a sloped bottom with X-shaped drain grooves allow for complete Water drainage. The heavy 18-gauge material allows for a quieter sink. Included with this sink is a rinse grid and a matching color basket strainer.
Keep in mind: This is a double sink option to the traditional one sink farmhouse sink.
Good for: All kitchens.
(Best quality — $$$)
Why it’s great: This high-quality double bowl farmhouse sink is perfect for that person wanting the farmhouse look, but desiring dual sinks. It is constructed from true Fireclay, a special white clay that is fired at 2900 degrees F for extreme strength and durability, resistant to heat, chipping, scratch and discoloration for years of beauty and a reliable performance. It is easy to clean with soapy water. Food and liquid won’t stain. Sound-deadening material minimized sound and vibration. Two bottom rinse grids are included.
Keep in mind: This is a dual sink, not a traditional one bowl sink.
Good for: All kitchens.
FAQ about best farmhouse sinks
1. What are farmhouse sinks made of?
In the past, the most common material was solid cast iron,
Coated with a layer of porcelain enamel. Made of very dense clay which is fired at very high temperatures to fuse the clay and porcelain glaze together. However, today we now have quartz and stainless steel options as well.
2. Are farmhouse sinks hard to install?
As with any remodel or upgrade, it is wise to research your options, after measuring your opening and cabinet area. It is also wise, once you have chosen a sink, to consult a contractor about installation requirements. Farmhouse sinks are not hard to install if you measure well, determine plumbing needs, and use proper tools.
3. When did farmhouse sinks first appear?
Between the 17th and 19th century most kitchens did not have adequate sinks or running water to wash dishes. The first farmhouse appeared during this time. Originally in the butler pantries of homes, then quickly moving into the kitchens to be utilized. While the farmhouse sink design has not changed very much, the materials have evolved to include quartz and stainless steel.
4. What makes a farmhouse sink different than traditional sinks?
Farmhouse sinks are typically deeper and wider than traditional sinks. This is convenient for soaking or washing larger pots and pans…and maybe bathing a sweet baby!
5. Farmhouse sink or Apron front sink, what’s the difference?
There is not a whole lot of difference. They are similar in size, both deeper and wider than a traditional kitchen sink. However, farmhouse sinks tend to be made of porcelain or fireclay, while the apron front sinks are now made of more modern materials like stainless steel.
Farmhouse sinks and apron front sinks have been the go-to design of choice for quite some time, whether building, remodeling, or upgrading your kitchen. The first thing most people notice when walking into your kitchen is the sink. The farmhouse sink creates a focal point of beauty, as well as functionality, that is both warm and welcoming. When you choose a new farmhouse sink, take time to determine the space you will install the new sink. Farmhouse sinks do require a larger opening, more support underneath, which may take away from some under sink storage. Countertops may need to be re-cut. Drain pipes may have to be moved or rerouted. But overall, the addition of this new type of sink over the traditional sink you may have had will bring you personal satisfaction and joy when you step into your kitchen.