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Apron Sinks, Native to the Country Kitchen

Apron, or farmhouse, sinks are native to the country kitchen.
These typically large, single-bowl sinks have what is called an ‘apron’ front,
meaning that the front side of the sink is exposed rather than hidden with the
cabinetry (usually masked by false drawers). Apron sinks, on the other hand,
often use this exposed edge to add a little decorative flare.

Common patterns are floral, fluted, chiseled, vines, and any
number of other patterns, all of which tend to accent the country-style
kitchen. Apron sinks are often made of fireclay, but come made from all types
of materials, including copper and stainless
steel
.

Apron sinks are known for their easy access, requiring very
little bending over or forward to access the sink. In fact the finished edge
often protrudes out past the countertop a few inches. Traditionally, most apron
sinks mounted onto the
countertop
, although these days, undermount sinks are readily available.
Double-bowl sinks are also available but will tend to get big and expensive.
Apron sinks will cost anywhere from $300 to several thousand dollars, often due
to their hand fabrication and finish.

Looking to add a little country charm to your kitchen? Apron sinks have been a popular choice for the country design style for decades, and have recently seen another upsurge in popularity. Here is some more info to help you decide if it’s the right sink for your kitchen.

Costs

Apron sinks will cost anywhere from $300 to several thousand dollars, due to their hand fabrication and finish. Contact a local installer for price quotes and more information.

Pros

Apron sinks are known for their easy access, requiring very little bending over or forward to access the sink.

They come in a variety of patterns, colors and finishes.

Apron sinks are often made of fireclay, but can be created from all types of materials, including copper and

Cons

Apron sinks area also more expensive.

Native to the country kitchen, apron sinks won’t fit every design style.

Installation of an apron sink can be trickier than other sink styles.

Durability

The durability and maintenance of an apron sink depends on what material it is made from.

Common Questions and Answers

What is an apron sink?

Apron sinks are called such because they have an “apron front,” meaning that the front side of the sink is exposed rather than hidden with cabinetry (usually marked by false drawers). Apron sinks, on the other hand, use this exposed edge to add a little d

Are apron sinks single-bowl or double-bowl?

Generally, apron sinks are large, single-bowl models.



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