Growing up in an old farmhouse, I never appreciated our old farmhouse sink until I moved away and had to tussle with a standard-issue apartment-sized model. No more filling enormous pots beneath the tap. No longer could I stack dirty dishes to Seussian heights. Bathing medium-sized dogs was also out. Now, in loving tribute to the enduring, hardworking farmhouse sink, we bring you this collection of images.
Whether your style is sleek and contemporary, fun and vintage, or classic and colonial, these kitchens prove that a farmhouse sink (also known as an apron sink) can work in any setting. And fortunately for us all, the kitchen fittings industry recognizes the growing demand for this classic design, meaning that good-quality new versions from companies like Kohler and even Ikea are now available.
- Images 1, 2, 4 and 6 courtesy of Dale Going
- Image 3 by EraPhernalia Vintage, via Creative Commons
- Image 5 courtesy of Sarah Dalrymple
- Image 8 courtesy of Sasha Semenoff Libby
(Images: Image credits listed above)