A kitchen farmhouse sink is often found in rural homes in decades past. A kitchen farmhouse sink is a huge basin sink, rectangular in form, inspired by those sinks found in the kitchen of old farmhouses. It can also be known as an apron sink. It has been around since in the later part of the 19th century. Unlike the recessed sinks of today, the farmhouse sink sports a front that rides above the surrounding counter and juts out slightly from the supporting cabinetry. Again, this was a practical design that helped prevent damage to the cabinets, as any water or suds that dripped over the lip of the farmhouse sink would drip to the floor rather than puddle on the wood of the cabinet countertop.
Most farmhouse kitchen sinks are made out of stainless steel, copper, fire clay, bronze, soap stones and composites. If you are looking for a sink that is simple yet classic, a sink made out of stainless steel is just right for you. A stainless steel farmhouse sink is very durable and easy to maintain. On the other hand, a copper farmhouse sink comes in rustic styles. These sinks are also available in different sizes including the variations in depth so that you can get the one that fits perfectly to the counter tops in your kitchen. If you do not find a size that you are comfortable with, you can get a custom made sink as well.