Form & Function: Farmhouse Sinks

Form & Function: Farmhouse Sinks

Kristen Lubbe
May 12, 2011

Living in a home with a tiny sink makes me long for the day when I'm a homeowner and can install a more useful-sized sink with plenty of room. I've always been drawn to the look of farmhouse sinks mostly because of their size, but also because they exude that perfect vintage vibe.

There are plenty of authentic vintage farmhouse sinks on the market and those are always ideal, but, I do appreciate what modern manufacturers and designers have done for the design. Sleek and slimmer lines still give us the traditional shape without it being so large.

If you check out the Susan & Ryan's Less-Is-More Farmhouse house tour you'll see that they have the best modern farmhouse sink. It's not made of traditional materials at all — it's stainless steel! Much more cost effective and certainly a surprise, the stainless steel farmhouse sink works perfectly in their modernized farmhouse. I think it was a genius move and an option many of us farmhouse sink lovers should explore. Here are a few more beautiful examples:

Katin & Brandon's North Shore Cape
Large Farmhouse Sink, Margo Austin
Susan & Ryan's Less-Is-More Farmhouse
Vintage Inspired Farmhouse Sink, Southern Living
Swedish Kitchen

Images: as linked above

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