Help with farmstyle sink please!

napedersenMarch 9, 2013

Hi there! I am new here and am looking for helping in deciding on my farmstyle sink. I don't have much time to decide and have to pick what I want soon. I am meeting with my cabinet makers next week. They will have some samples but am not sure if they will have what I want, or even for sure what I want. I just know I love the look, and have finally decide to go with a single bowl rather than double, even though that will be an adjustment. (Have always had a 80/20 type sink, and like the small sink for hand washing small things like my knives...and am planning to keep a small rubbermade container handy for that purpose :) Beyond that I just don't know..there is such a wide variety of prices and I'm not sure what is important. Any adivse and help, should I go with cast iron? Fireclay? Will it be worth it to spend more money? Help please!

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deedles

What color are you thinking of? That might help narrow down the options a bit.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 10:36AM
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napedersen

Needles, I am planning a white sink. I guess that's what I think of farmstyle as being :) I didn't know until I got on this site that they were even available in colors!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 12:46PM
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napedersen

Needles, I am planning a white sink. I guess that's what I think of farmstyle as being :) I didn't know until I got on this site that they were even available in colors!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 12:47PM
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quiltgirl

There are several companies that make farmstyle sinks, but the two most popular here seems to be the Rohl (Shaw) apron sink and the Kohler Whitehaven apron sink. Rohl is fireclay and Kohler is cast iron. After much deliberating and examining of both sinks, I went with the Rohl. Actually got an excellent price online that was cheaper than the Kohler in the sea salt finish that we liked. I talked to people who had the Rohl for several years and they were very happy with it with no problems.

Franke I believe makes stainless steel apron sinks. Ikea also has apron sinks for really inexpensive prices, but don't know how high they are fired at or how they wear over time. Whatever sink you choose, get a grid for the bottom of it to protect it from normal wear and tear.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 3:11PM
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mum2gandb

Franke also makes a beautiful farmhouse fireclay apron front. It's gorgeous; more square than the Rohl. I have the Franke Manor house apron front in my current home and I love it. That being said, I'm torn whether to get the Shaws or Franke Fireclay in my new house. Both are beauties!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 3:14PM
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Tricia21

We went with the 30" whitehaven which is not yet installed. I decided on that bc I was too chicken for fireclay and love the look of the whitehaven anyway...

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 5:45PM
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