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Traditional and Modern Farmhouse Sinks at Kitchen Zip

Posted by William Swanson on

Farmhouse sinks were first widely used in England in the early 19th century. The farmhouse style is based on the old traditional sinks that people often used on farms. Originally just a simply box or basin was used to hold water for cleaning the various items that might need a proper washing on the farm. After some time drains were included and plumbing was installed to make them more like the modern sinks we're familiar with today. 


The farmhouse sink is a popular style of apron sink that is actually a throw back with a twist. Farmhouse sinks were know in particular for being larger in size and only having one single basin to accommodate the variety of sizes of pots, pans and buckets one might encounter on a farm. Today farmhouse sinks are represented with modern flare and are distinct due to their front apron so any spills won't adversely affect your cabinetry.