What size farm sink to order?

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I am redoing my kitchen & I have a 36" sink base cabinet for a farm sink. What size farm sink do I order?
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  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Jan 01, 2016
    Hi Dawn. The best place for this information will be on the instructions for installation. Also, Google farm sinks to your ratios for proper placement. Apron front or no apron. Under mount, flush, etc. are all your variables. Ask your sales person and be sure to give as much info as possible. Pics would help tremendously too.
    • Dawn Dawn on Jan 01, 2016
      Thank you. The sink is under mounting & with a front apron. Thanks for your advise.
  • Ros Ros on Jan 01, 2016
    I would talk with a kitchen planner as well. Is the sink under mount or flat with the counter or mounted above the counter. I believe under mount needs special construction to hold it up. Farm sink may be extremely heavy.
  • Mary-Ann Mary-Ann on Jan 01, 2016
    Normally sinks will say what cabinet size is required for installation.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 01, 2016
    The answer is: The biggest that will fit.
  • Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch on Jan 01, 2016
    So much to consider here but since most people buy their sinks from a big chain store and not a store specific to kitchen design let me add some notes of caution. Don't get me wrong I am not dissing on big chain stores like Home Depot or Lowes just make sure you have someone qualified to tell you if your current cabinetry can with hold the weight of a farmhouse sink. Replacing an existing sink ( usually stainless now ) to an updated farmhouse sink there is a huge difference in weight and vintage sinks even more.
  • Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch on Jan 01, 2016
    LOL I just saw a comment similar to mine. Brilliant. Best of luck in your choice. Farmhouse is my favorite style. Feel free to check out my Pinterest Farmhouse
  • LD LD on Jan 01, 2016
    Here's an excerpt from a website regarding cabinetry and farm sinks. [Farm House Sinks Sits on the cabinet base and does not require support for the counter. They do require custom cabinets and countertops as they are pretty heavy. They are also deeper so if you want to use a disposer you will need a deep flange because the thickness on the sink will not hold a normal disposer without the flange. These sinks are best in Fireclay and also available in Stainless Steel.]
  • Dawn Dawn on Jan 03, 2016
    Went to where I bought cabinet & got dimensions for farm sink size. Thanks
  • Dawn Dawn on Jan 05, 2016
    Thank you Becky I sure will.
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