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Understanding the Farm Sink

Monday, January 12, 2015
So this is our current sink situation below..... (insert sarcastic tone) lovely right?!?


When we built this house I begged the builder to please install a farm sink before we moved in. That was when I was under the delusion we could use the drop in one from Ikea. That was before I understood cabinet sizes and how not every sink fits in every cabinet. No laughing please.
Because they are not a custom builder, the answer was no and so we decided that it would just be done later. Well, later has stretched out to two years now and yesterday I finally ordered our sink.
The reason this has taken so long isn't because we weren't in any hurry, it was that its been a total pain trying to figure out how this was all going to go down!
 Our cabinet is a standard 33 inch. But its wedged between the dishwasher and a 90 degree corner! Ugh!
Trying to figure out how to retrofit a standard farm sink with a 9 inch front apron was leading us to one road block after the other! The company that made our cabinets didn't offer a 33 inch apron sink cabinet...only 30 inch or 36 inch and having new doors made wasn't really something we wanted to do.
Whats a farm loving sink girl to do!?!?!
Well things finally started looking up when I stumbled across this
 Say hello to the Kohler Whitehaven cast iron self trimming apron front sink!!
I think she is the prettiest! I would love to have a deeper apron but at this point I will take it because not only does it give me the look I want, its actually going to fit in our existing cabinet!
The front of the apron is only 6 11/16 inches so its a perfect fit but the bowl drops to 9 5/8 inches so I will still get that deep basin sink I have been longing for.
Im so excited to finally have a sink on the way and our small kitchen reno underway!
Now its time to chose a faucet and Im thinking about something like these below.
I can't wait to keep you all updated on our progress....talk soon!


9 comments on "Understanding the Farm Sink "
  1. OMG I just died... Now I want one too... ;)

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  2. I'm so glad to see you posted again.. I found your blog through instagram and really like your writing and decor style. I look forward to seeing how your new sink will fit.

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    1. Thank you! Im trying to get back in to the swing of things...its a bit slow going! Hopefully I will have lots to show soon:) Have a great day!

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  3. One thing I didn't realize about having a farm sink is that it's good to have a little more depth to your faucet arch (does that make sense?). Because you're leaning over the apron you want your faucet to reach as far forward (from the back of the sink) as you can get. It's just something I never thought about until mine was all hooked up.

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  4. I have had the faucet on the left for the last two years and still really like it. I will be interested in how you change your kitchen because I like your kitchen already. That Kohler sink is killer though....

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  5. Trying to figure out how to retrofit a standard farm sink with a 9 inch front ... sinkkohler.blogspot.com

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  6. I am interested in seeing pictures of your finished install. We too have a 33 in base cabinet located between a dishwasher and corner. Trying to figure out if we need the 29.5 inch apron or the 32.5 inch apron. We may have to extend the cutouts for the false drawer with the 32.5 inch apron. Which one did you use?

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  7. I am interested in seeing pictures of your finished install. We too have a 33 in base cabinet located between a dishwasher and corner. Trying to figure out if we need the 29.5 inch apron or the 32.5 inch apron. We may have to extend the cutouts for the false drawer with the 32.5 inch apron. Which one did you use?

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  8. What a cool-looking sink! Also, since its measurements will fit to your counter top and cabinets, that sink is probably a great pick. I look forward on your post after the installation of your new sink and faucet. Thank you for sharing! Keep on touch! :)

    Evon Brow @ Athens Plumbing

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