Should I replace my sink with a Farmhouse kitchen sink?


I am thinking of replacing my existing kitchen sink with a farmhouse sink any suggestion would be helpful

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  • Get help, this is not an easy swap. What type of countertop do you have? You may need to have the countertop guys come in and remove and re cut the countertop and reinstall. Depending upon the size and style (and there are oh so many to choose from!), they can be heavy. If your cabinets are not solid hardwood construction, reinforcement may need to be installed. Existing cabinetry may need to be modified to accommodate the new sink. All things to consider.

  • V Smith V Smith on Feb 03, 2019

    If you choose a metal sink it is cheaper than porcelain. Ok, with that said I can talk about a white sink. I added an apron front sink when we did our remodel. Ours is a Kohler porcelain over cast iron. Originally I had picked out a porcelain sink but it arrived broken, same with second sink. In the end I had to buy the Kohler because it would fit the cabinet that had been ordered to fit the first sink. Kohler makes an apron front sink that can be retro fitted in a standard sink base as well as those that will fit in a new lower cabinet. If you opt for a deep one you do lose a good bit of the space under the sink. Also you should reinforce your cabinet to support the weight of such a sink. Our sink sits below the countertop and it was important for the countertop supplier to know exactly what sink we were going to install before they made the templet. It is costly to go this route and you can't expect smooth sailing if you are doing a retro fit in an old cabinet. Do your research and know in advance what your remodel will entail. FYI our sink is a deep one and it cost about $800. It is white but not bright white. A bright white or any color apron front sink cost more.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 05, 2019

    If you have very few items to hand wash, farmhouse/one bowl sinks are o.k., but I personallly find washing many items that way to be annoying, as you have no free sink area in which to rinse. They do tend to be deeper, which can be a strain for those with back problems, and they do compromise space beneath the sink.

    Porcelain sinks cannot withstand items dropped on them, as the porcelain chips and scratches.