A key element in any farmhouse kitchen is the sink. Traditional farmhouse sinks are constructed from porcelain and feature a wide spacious basin perfect for preparing a large garden-to-table meal for friends and family. Not only do these farmhouse sinks add an imaginative focal point to your space, but this classic apron design incorporates great style with functionality making it a popular choice among homeowners today. To bring the look of a farmhouse sink into your own kitchen, search for apron front varieties in porcelain or hammered copper. Kohler offers a fabulous selection of farmhouse style sinks that incorporate the classic rustic look with a unique modern spin.
Looking to add the farmhouse kitchen look but hesitate to upgrade your present kitchen cabinets and countertops? An easy and inexpensive method of re-styling your kitchen is to paint your cabinets in one of the new shades of gray or blue and replace the traditional kitchen cabinet doors with with new doors with glass inserts.
But what about the kitchen sink? An apron front kitchen sink is the classic design for farmhouse kitchens, but the challenge with apron-front sinks for those looking for a farmhouse kitchen design has usually been installation, which often requires replacing not only the countertop, but also cabinetry. To alleviate this concern, the Kohler Whitehaven Self-Trimming apron-front kitchen sink is offered with a 7-inch apron, which is ideal for homeowners who want to achieve a farmhouse look without replacing their cabinetry, along with a conventional 9-inch apron, which fits on an apron-front sink base cabinet. The sink basin is a generous 9 inches deep on both versions. The self-trimming apron feature on this sink only requires a rough cut to the cabinet for installation. And because it is made from cast iron, the installer can be assured that the dimensions are perfect every time and that it will install with a predictable fit and finish. No additional trim work or caulking to fill cut lines is necessary.
The above kitchen picture features a pair of Kohler Whitehaven farmhouse sinks, a great set for washing larger pots and pans. These apron front sinks can fit into existing cabinets with no issue. This kitchen design features a more modern version of the farmhouse kitchen but retains the farmhouse style with painted kitchen cabinetry, marble countertops and painted beadboard ceiling. These farmhouse sinks would also look great with soapstone countertops.
The classic apron-front sink design typically features a large single basin, but many homeowners like the functionality of a double basin. In an effort to provide consumers with options that fit their design preference and lifestyle, Kohler Co. adds a double-basin sink to this farmhouse style. The Kohler-exclusive Smart Divide saddle perfectly complements the smooth design lines of the Whitehaven apron-front sink, one of the company's most popular apron-front models.
Based on the popularity of the Whitehaven apron-front kitchen sink, Kohler expanded the line to offer another decorative design option. The above Whitehaven Hayridge farmhouse style kitchen sink features a textured design on the apron. Inspired by nature, the textured horizontal lines on the nine-inch apron mimic the patterns of agricultural landscapes and desert dunes. This clean, distinct detail also speaks to the simplicity of the sink's overall design. Farmhouse-style sinks like the Kohler Whitehaven collection have long been recognized for their durability, practicality, and signature appearance.
[Photo credits: Whitehaven apron-front kitchen sinks from Kohler]