I am been wanting to share with you the pros and cons of farmhouse sinks for a while now and finally able to sit down and share it with you.
We got our copper farmhouse sink over a year ago and it is by far one of the most asked questions I get on here and on my Instagram. Questions like if we like it, would we recommend getting one, which one did we get, & so on.
Today I wanted to put together a pro and cons list about our farmhouse sink a year after we have had the sink installed. Waiting this long is perfect because I can give an honest review of it and know it’s accurate. This post does contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commision if you make a purchase. But these are my honest opinions it’s just how I pay the bills.
Copper Farmhouse Sink
But first, let me give you a little bit of background information. When my husband and I were deciding on a sink he was not a fan of the large sink. He wanted a divided one and did not like the prices of the of apron front sinks. They were more expensive.
I told him no way we were remodeling our entire kitchen and not having the farmhouse sink I have always envisioned! You can see a before and after picture of our kitchen remodel here.
We chose Ikea cabinets that are slightly offwhite and our walls are painted bright white, read all about our Magnolia paint colors matched to Benjamin Moore here and why we chose the white we did.
So we have white cabinets and white walls and I decided to not go with the white apron front farmhouse sink and instead chose the copper farmhouse sink. I love it and am so glad we made that decision!
Pros and Cons of Farmhouse Sinks
- The pros of having the sink by far weigh out the cons in my opinion. They are good points on each side but I am so glad we ended up with what we did. I hope this list will help make your decision easier.
- It’s gorgeous!
- It makes a huge statement piece because it really pops on all of the white.
- I love how large the sink is that it’s a single sink. Hello bath time for all the cute babies! Everything fits easily in the sinks, pots, and pans or large dishes.
- And let me honest this sink hides a lot of dishes. Because it is so deep I can put them in and they are out of sight out of mind!
- They come in multiple sizes for custom kitchens. Since we have Ikea cabinets we needed a farmhouse sink that is not an average size. They offer so many options it’s really nice.
- Cleaning my copper sink is not easy. It being copper the patina wears and changes colors constantly. Anything acidic changes the colors of it. So there is no leaving any food or anything in it or it will change colors.
- The price. They are more expensive than traditionally sinks. I will go into more detail about that in a bit but depending on the size they can be in the thousands.
- You need a large faucet. I almost put this in the pros list because my faucet is gorgeous but it can be a pain because they are really expensive too. You really need a faucet with a handle the releases to spray the entire sink down.
Sinkology Copper Farmhouse Sink
We went with the Sinkology copper sink. For two reasons. It was affordable and the reviews online were good. I could not be happier with our purchase. Make sure to get the right size sink. Each kitchen may be different it depends on
I did an entire blog post on how to clean a copper sink because it is really important to know how to care for copper sinks right. There are multiple videos and photos please head over to read that by clicking the link.
Fireclay Farmhouse Sinks
A fireclay sink has a timeless, and appealing appearance that can be a sound option for homeowners that are looking for durability and a vintage theme. Fireclay is a fine choice of sink for some kitchens, but not every kitchen.
These sinks have no lips protruding over the counter. This is great for wiping residue on the counter smoothly into the basin.
A fireclay sink is a type of ceramic sink. These sinks are not carved; they are molded at extreme temperatures. The process of molding starts when clay is formed into the desired size and shape of the sink, which then dries under a mild level of heat for up to 2 days.
Once the clay is dry, porcelain enamel is applied and the sink is put inside of a kiln, where it gets heated at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit for close to 24 hours. What happens during this phase of molding is that the extreme temperatures fuse the enamel to the ceramic, while fortifying the strength of the sink as a whole. The sink is finished molding, resulting in a tough, smooth, and beautiful body.
ALL ABOUT FIRECLAY SINKS: WHAT ARE THEIR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
Since I have never had a fireclay sink I want to share another review from Liz Marie Blog. She goes into detail with photos on her white fireclay farmhouse sink. Check it out her old kitchen was beautiful.
Farmhouse Sinks from Amazon
Ok, I know when you think to buy sinks you don’t think Amazon. But I am telling you it is the best place to buy big purchases like this. For many reasons.
The first one being they will refund almost anything! I mean it, you don’t like the color no problem, almost anything goes and you can still get your money back.
Second is the reviews. There are so many reviews to look at. They really do help make your decisions easier and most reviews even include photos so you can see the items in use.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and letting me share my love for farmhouse sinks with you. I believe if you want a copper or fireclay farmhouse sink you can’t go wrong at all!