Is a Farmhouse Sink Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Farmhouse sinks, also called apron front sinks, have become a major design trend for homeowners undergoing kitchen renovations in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you live in Baltimore, Maryland or Wilmington, Delaware, you may have noticed your neighbors gushing over the latest designs. But while popular, it doesn’t mean this style sink is the right fit for every home.

Is a farmhouse sink a good addition to your kitchen? Let us help you decide.

Pros and Cons of the Apron Front Sink

The apron front sink isn’t just for the farm. It’s also ideal in all types of kitchens from Delaware to Pennsylvania to New Jersey to Maryland. And with a deep, rectangular basin and an exposed front, it is especially appealing in the traditional country style kitchen.

Benefits of installing a farmhouse sink in your kitchen include:

  • Unique style that makes an artistic statement
  • Numerous material options – porcelain, soapstone, stainless steel, copper, cast iron, and more
  • Easy accessibility with a narrower front edge
  • Easy maintenance with no gap between the countertop sink, making cleanup a breeze
  • Extreme durability to last you many years


Consider as well that the unique style that makes a farmhouse sink so perfect for some kitchens is also the reason it doesn’t work in others. Apron sinks have a somewhat unusual design that may not match the décor of your existing space (though this isn’t as much of a factor if you are remodeling the entire room). The farmhouse sink also tends to be more expensive than traditional sinks and can be heavy, requiring custom cabinetry to provide the right level of support. At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we can design and install custom cabinets and countertops that will perfectly complement your new sink design.

Expert Farmhouse Sink Installation in DE, MD, PA & NJ

If you are interested in an apron front sink for your home in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey, or want the expert opinion of a professional, call Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center. We’ve been remodeling kitchens and installing the best quality sinks for Mid-Atlantic homes since 1963. Our certified designers can assess the layout and aesthetic of your existing space to help you determine if a farmhouse sink is a worthwhile addition or if something else may be a better fit. We can also provide you with a complete kitchen remodel that includes an apron front sink.

To schedule your consultation for farmhouse sink installation, contact us today! Visit one of our convenient showrooms in Wilmington, Bel Air, Newark, or Lewes to see more of our sink and faucet options on display.

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