If you are updating your kitchen and looking for a statement piece, consider adding an farmhouse sink (also known as an apron sink). In the last few years, farm sinks have become popular in kitchen remodels. Not only are they extremely functional, but they also serve as a focus piece. Coming in multiple colors, there’s an option for every kitchen.
In the 1800s and 1900s, farmhouse sinks were found in many rural homes where women spent their days cooking and cleaning for their large families. These sinks were incredibly fitting for their needs. The design of the deep basin made it easy to wash large pots and pans and perform other duties on the farm. In the mid-1900s people moved to the smaller and divided kitchen sinks. Now, the apron front sink is making a come-back in modern kitchens.
Ergonomically, the farmhouse sink is superior to traditional drop-in sinks. By bringing your body closer to the basin, you don’t have to bend over as much to reach the dishes. This design prevents aching backs and is noticeably more comfortable for all who use it.
One of the greatest benefits to an apron front sink is the ease of washing large pans. Most people have a dishwasher in their kitchen, so they do not have many dishes to do on a daily basis. The single large basin works well for them because the only things they hand-wash are large pots and pans. These pans fit extremely well in the large sink and will be clean in no time!
Along with the benefits of easy cleaning, back relief and style, the apron sink will last you a lifetime! Consider the elements of a timeless design in your kitchen remodel and pick up the perfect piece for your home at Handy Man!