When flicking through the kitchen sink brochures or the home renovation magazines you will be sure to find a large, deep kitchen sink with the font side exposed, nestled in the bench cavity. This is an apron kitchen sink and it is a strong reminder of the past giving the kitchen an overwhelmingly traditional ambience.
Here we will take a look at some of the most popular and successful apron fronted kitchen sinks that are being sold today. We will cover each of the most common materials used to get a good range of the different designs across the major manufacturers that are available.
Kraus 33 Inch Stainless Steel Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
This is a single bowl design that offers enormous capacity with its 10 inch depth. It is an undermount sink that features scratch-resistant stainless steel that has a commercial-grade satin finish. The sink is made by Kraus which is one of the foremost manufacturers in the business. The full dimensions of the sink are 33 inches long x 20.75 inches wide x 10 inches high. The internal bowl dimensions are 30 inches long x 16 inches wide x 10 inches high. The sink will fit cabinets up to 33 inches.
Farmhouse Copper Apron Sink with Towel Bar
This copper sink has a huge capacity and is made from high quality 16 gauge copper. The sink is large enough to accommodate the largest pots, pans and other utensils that require cleaning. As well as providing the rustic charm that you get with the attractive copper finish, this sink also offers the additional functionality of a towel bar along the front face too. The outside dimensions of the sink are 36 inches long x 22 inches wide x 9 inches deep.
Rounded Copper Apron Front Sink
This is a handmade copper double sink that has been designed to provide deep washing bowls as well as decorative value. On the front wall of the sink is an impressive leaf design that has been hand hammered. This will provide the ultimate rustic touch to the kitchen with the added embellishment of the rounded front wall giving it an even more interesting appearance. The dimensions of the sing are 33 inches long x 22 inches wide x 9 inches high.
ALFI Fireclay Single Bowl Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
This is a slightly smaller kitchen sink that offers a tapered appearance as opposed to the straight walls that other sinks provide. It is perfect for smaller spaces while still offering plenty of washing capacity. Although it is made with a traditional look the fireclay adds a modern feature to the design. The dimensions of the sink are 23.5 inches long x 16 inches wide x 8 inches high.
Whitehouse Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink with Gothic Swirl
This is a large white single bowl made from fireclay that is particularly generous in its size. It features the traditional farmhouse style and provides an extremely attractive under mount sink. The most compelling feature of the sink is the gothic swirl pattern that adorns the front wall which would provide significant decorative value to the kitchen. As an added bonus this is a reversible sink with the option available for displaying the fluted rear wall. The dimensions of the sink are 30 inches long x 18 inches wide by 10 inches high.
The obvious characteristic of the apron kitchen sink is the method of installation which has it surrounded on three sides by the counter top area but with the front edge exposed it allows you to stand right up to the edge of the sink without having to lean over the unused countertop space.
It adds decorative value and rustic charm to the kitchen
Some of these sinks are very impressive to look at. The sink face is an obvious feature with the entire surface area visible to the room. For this reason the external surface of this type of sink is just as important as the internal tub.
As an additional decorative feature of the kitchen, the apron kitchen sink provides tremendous great value.
Here is a perfect example of the type of rustic charm that can be brought into the kitchen just be installing this type of copper farmhouse kitchen sink.
If you’re going for the traditional or country kitchen style then the apron kitchen sink will be one of the front-running options to choose from. The fact that the other name by which it is known is a farmhouse sink indicates well and truly the origins of the style.
It provides a deeper bowl without taking up space
Apart from the style qualities that they bring to the room, there are a few other features that many people find appealing. They are a compact sink but, because of the steep sides which make it look rather like a box, they can hold a lot of dishes for washing. But the sink doesn’t take up a lot of bench space. The depth of the sink almost makes using it a luxury.
The materials that you usually find these sinks made from a quite attractive, simple yet effective. Among other materials you will find apron kitchen sinks made from fireclay ceramics, stainless steel, copper or cast iron. All of these types of Kitchen Sinks make impressive statements because you see more than just the inside sink face.
In general, these sinks are also very durable with the quality of the surface able to withstand just about any heavy blows that may be applied to it.
The range of apron kitchen sinks available is remarkably wide with feature designs on the front end of the sink ensuring that what would have otherwise been a plain wall of white is instead an eye-catching centrepiece for the room. That being said, the contrast of the white front edge of a sink against the surrounding cabinetry also makes the sink a feature of the room.
An apron front kitchen sink gives you a traditional look that will fit in nicely with both a contemporary surrounding and the typical country style kitchen. You get a solid, deep and extremely functional kitchen as well as a focal point that draws the eye the moment you walk into the room.
It isn’t surprising that a product as simple and elegant as the apron kitchen sink has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The adaptability to any style of kitchen has allowed a wide range of renovators the chance to stick one into their new kitchen. Other attractive and very functional types that you might be looking to consider include corner kitchen sinks.