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Best Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Amy Zuckerman  |  October 16, 2015  |  5 Min. Read

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You know how they say everything comes back in style? Well these sinks have been around for a hundred years but have never been more in style than now.

In this article, we'll go over the materials that farmhouse sinks comes in, and some of our favorite farmhouse sinks to consider.

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Farmhouse Sinks

The apron front or farmhouse sink is a very versatile and practical choice for a new kitchen. Not only do they come in many sizes but they come in many different materials too.

Farmhouse sinks look different than under mount sinks. Rather than blending into your kitchen, they become a design center point.

Farmhouse Sink

Materials

The classic material for farmhouse sinks is “Fire Clay”. This has been the original material for over 100 years in England and is still holding up and going strong.

Fire Clay sinks are made of clay which heats up to very high temperature of 2,200 degrees. This will give the sink a nice shine and also makes it very durable. It’s resistant to most scratches and chips and it is very easy to clean.

Fire clay is a great material because it is consistent throughout and not a glazed overcoat like porcelain. If you chip fire clay, it will look the same underneath.

fireclay farmhouse sink

Up until a few years ago 95% of apron sinks were sold in white. However, there are new styles to accentuate the more contemporary and transitional décor from stainless to concrete.

Let's look at a few different materials and styles of farmhouse sinks.

Fire Clay / Traditional White

white fireclay farmhouse sink kitchen

White sinks are available in a few different styles. Rohl is the gold standard for the best fire clay farmhouse sink on the market.

Rohl 'Shaws' Waterside Bowed Farmhouse Sink - $979

rohl shaw white farmhouse sink

Rohl 'Shaws' Original Farmhouse Sink - $1,334

rohl shaws original fireclay farmhouse sink

Rohl 'Shaws' Casement Edge Sink - $1,424

rohl shaw fireclay farmhouse sinkCopper

copper farmhouse sink boston kitchen

The Copper finish matches many traditional style kitchens. The sink is hand hammered copper, which gives it a unique and interesting texture.

Yale Brand Copper Farmhouse Sink - $1,399

yale brand copper farmhouse sink

Native Trail's Copper Farmhouse Sink in Antique - $2,985

copper farmhouse sink

Stainless Steel

stainless steel farmhouse sink

Stainless steel has become a more popular finish especially with more contemporary and industrial type kitchens. Most appliances are stainless steel, so this sink becomes a natural choice in the kitchen to match all finishes.

Rohl Stainless Steel Apron Front Sink - $2,229

rohl stainless steel farmhouse sink

Stone/Concrete

concrete farmhouse sink

Oddly enough, these finishes work with most décor. You want your kitchen to look different? Look at one of these.

NativeTrail's NativeStone Apron Front Sink - $1,236

(available in three colors; slate, ash, and pearl)

nativetrails concrete farmhouse sink

Final Thoughts

Farmhouse sinks are now not just for farms, but for any home. They add a rustic and different design than the usual hidden under mount sink. Offered in many different styles and materials, the farmhouse sink can easily be adapted to any space.

It will become a focal point in the kitchen and separate your kitchen from your neighbors.

One final tip: Make sure you choose which style sink you want early in your design process, because it has to fit in your cabinet base. It also can be a custom handmade product, which typically has a long lead time. (Read: How to Buy a Kitchen Sink)

Additional Resources

Looking for more information about sinks and plumbing? Download the Yale Kitchen Plumbing Buying Guide with features, specs and inside types to all the styles. Well over 120,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Amy Zuckerman

Amy Zuckerman is a Lighting and Plumbing Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the lighting and plumbing industry. When she’s not at work, you can find her going for rides in the convertible with her husband Al, and dog, diamond.

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A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

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