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Are apron sinks better?

Are apron sinks better?

Although apron-front sinks are a common design choice for farmhouse-style kitchens, they also work in kitchens of many other styles. If a large, deep sink basin works best for your cooking and dishwashing style, an apron-front sink could be the most practical choice for you, no matter your home decor style.

Do you need a special cabinet for an apron sink?

Apron front sinks require a special cabinet to accommodate their depth and protrusion, so they are not the best candidate for retrofitting in an existing kitchen, unless you’re willing to replace your sink cabinet as well.

Why do Farmhouse sinks have an apron?

This was a practical feature; the basin needed to be deep enough to accommodate the large pots used to prepare meals for large farm families. The depth also made it easy when there was a need to soak several pots and pans to remove food residue.

Are apron front sinks going out of style?

Even so, having said all that, there are plenty of reasons farmhouse sinks will never go out of style. As George pointed out, “they are extremely versatile” and as long as you’re careful and “you keep on top of cleaning, your sink will remain in good quality for years to come.”

How much overhang should a farmhouse sink have?

Anywhere from an additional quarter of an inch to a half an inch is widely acceptable for a farmhouse sink. Something to keep in mind: If you have cabinet doors underneath your sink make sure that the apron of the sink extends beyond the closure of the doors.

Can you replace a regular sink with a farmhouse sink?

Yes, a regular sink can be replaced by a farmhouse style. Yes, one can be installed in an existing countertop, even granite.

Are stainless steel sinks out of style 2021?

Stainless steel will continue to rule kitchen sinks, but white follows closely behind. The same goes for kitchen faucets: 42% of designers expect stainless to remain most popular, but black faucets come in second with 32% of designers believing the color will be most popular.