Everything You Need to Know Before You Install an IKEA Farmhouse Sink!

2 Materials
2 Hours

We recently finished up a kitchen refresh project in our house and I’ve been meaning to spend a little bit of time talking with you about some of the details about the room, why we chose what we chose, and how we’re liking everything so far.
So today’s going to be all about our new sink! OK, first of all, if this is something that you’re going to be ordering online like we did, you should know that it’s a thing of beauty. It’s way way way prettier in person than on the website. 
[Along with our new farmhouse sink, we also installed new wooden counter tops... You can check them out, here!]
Here is what our old sink used to look like... Completely practical, just not that beautiful.
It’s pretty tough, but not completely scratch-proof. Of course, I’ve been pretty careful with my new sink. I don’t want it to get all banged up, but life definitely happens and things like big heavy pots and pans get tossed in there sometimes in the heat of the moment during the dinnertime rush. 
It gets dirty. This is probably the number one thing that will surprise you if you’re switching from a basic stainless steel sink to a white porcelain farmhouse sink. Of course, you knew that your old stainless steel sink got dirty, and of course you cleaned it, sometimes super thoroughly, but you probably didn’t realize just how many stains were building up on your sink. Stainless steel tends to kind of darken slowly over time, where as stains build up on a white sink really quickly and then they just sit there, clear as day for the whole world to admire, or stare at in disgust at how filthy you are and how it looks like you never clean your sink. 
[Psst! Want to know the best way to clean a white porcelain sink?! Check it out right, here!]

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

27 Wonderful Ways You Can Use Scrapbooking Paper
3 Fantastic Step-By-Step Ideas What To Do With Pallets!
13 DIY Projects That Scream Canada
15 Affordable DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now!
3 Gorgeous And Unique Ideas To Display Your Plants
Hometalk's Top 20 DIY Crafts For Kids
30 Great Mason Jar Ideas You Have To Try
CreekLineHouse .

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

Your comment...