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Are farmhouse sinks practical?

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Are farmhouse sinks practical?

We are renovating our kitchen in the next few months. I love farmhouse sinks and would love to add one to the kitchen and maybe the laundry too. I love the look of them but I have heard mixed reviews about their practicality. I've read that dishes get damaged more easily and often, they can stain and are prone to chipping. I really like the look of the sinks and they would be perfect for our Victorian style home. Has anyone installed one and what was your experience? Or any suggestions of a good looking alternative?

 

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Re: Are farmhouse sinks practical?

@Gwandalan_Tales

 

I hope the Workshop community has some feedback for you.

 

You might be interested in this previous discussion about sinks

 

Workshop member @cupofchloe has installed a farmhouse sink as part of her kitchen renovation and shared photos on the gallery.

 

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Re: Are farmhouse sinks practical?

Personally I think they're impractical..It's just one large sink..
Remember the days when we thought a double sink was just the" bee's knee's"..
Well my opinion of that hasn't changed..
With a double sink you can put dirty dishes in one side and wash in the other..
In the house I bought recently, it has one sink and I hate it!
The next job will be to put in a double!
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Re: Are farmhouse sinks practical?

@Prof raises a good point @Gwandalan_Tales.

 

We certainly don't regret installing a double sink in our kitchen renovation about a decade ago. We typically leave a drainage basket in the second sink for drying items. 

 

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Re: Are farmhouse sinks practical?

The one pictured doesn't look very water efficient - too large. You would need a lot of water just to do a few dishes. I also don't think they look very good the way they stick out. I prefer clean lines. 

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