How to Make the Most of the Modern Farmhouse Sink
Farmhouse sinks are a mainstay of the traditional kitchen and an icon of the rustic style. Being a captivating focal point for countless cottage style kitchens shouldn’t limit its use in contemporary design though. Modern DIYers and designers will find limitless options in the creative possibilities it provides.
A deep sink with a deep history to match
Modern farmhouse sinks are lauded for their ability to elevate a kitchen’s design, but their utility is too often overlooked. Traditionally designed fixtures tend to sacrifice usefulness for the sake of preserving aesthetics. The farmhouse sink doesn’t have this problem, transcending it with an eye-catching design that is integral to its function.
The farmhouse sink historically was popular in rural homes, offering homemakers a place to clean not only dishes, but clothes, and even their children too. To help make these tasks more bearable, the sink’s lip protrudes past the counter, meaning that leaning over the sink is minimized and unnecessary back strain is alleviated. The abundant space of the farmhouse sink made it the catch-all of cleaning duties, but the farmhouse style defied its working-class roots and quickly spread to more affluent communities, with the sinks’ abundant volume and commanding presence being interpreted as traits of luxury.
What’s a sink without a faucet?
Do you have a farmhouse sink, and are you making the most of its usefulness? Traditionally themed faucets pair wonderfully with the farmhouse sink, but the sinks potential isn’t fully realized with just any faucet. Instead, try matching your sink with a more modern pre-rinse or pull-down faucet. With such a generous amount of sink space, a faucet that can reach every corner becomes a critical factor to consider as you plan your kitchen’s design.
A modern look for a classic sink
Take this line of thinking a step further and consider a stainless steel farmhouse sink. A stainless steel sink not only accentuates a modern kitchen’s streamlined presentation but doesn’t chip or scratch. Dishes dropped in a stainless steel sink are also less likely to break. The farmhouse sinks versatility makes it right for many kitchen scenarios; that’s why Kingston Brass offers a selection of over 50 farmhouse sinks, to ensure a perfect fit, no matter your kitchen’s style.
Although the modern farmhouse sink gets more attention today as a kitchen centerpiece, it’s usefulness has not been lost over the years, proof that it truly is a timeless design.