The kitchen is where you cook, eat, and spend quality time with family. It should feel homey, and it also needs to be functional. For a chic blend of practical design and convivial energy, you may want to consider a farmhouse sink.
Farmhouse—or farmer—sinks are characterized by their exposed apron front, which slightly juts out from the cabinet. They are often larger and deeper than other kitchen sinks, hence offering more space for rinsing produce and washing dishes. While they may take up more space than regular under-mount sinks, they are also more ergonomic since they don’t require you to reach over the counter. Overall, farmhouse sinks offer a wide array of advantages to those who adopt them as part of their kitchen design.
There is, however, much to consider before buying a new farmhouse sink. From dimensions to the number of bowls, models vary greatly. Some buyers might prefer a 33-inch double-bowl fireclay model, while others will favor a 36-inch stainless-steel sink with a single basin. To help you select the best farmhouse sink for your particular needs and tastes, here are our top picks.
Our Top Picks
A quality sink is durable, easy to clean, and neither too small nor too large. Keeping these criteria in mind, we’ve selected some of the best farmhouse sinks on the market while also aiming to feature a variety of sizes, colors, and materials. Read on to learn what makes each product stand out in its respective category.
With a heavy-duty stainless-steel build and a stylish satin finish, this Kraus Standart PRO farmhouse sink is elegant, durable, and resistant to corrosion, rust, and dents. Its rounded corners maximize the space while also simplifying cleanup. As for its gently sloped bottom, it optimizes draining while keeping glassware safely upright.
This farmhouse sink features two basins. The larger bowl is convenient for washing and rinsing, while the narrower bowl is better suited for drying dishes or piling dirty utensils. Even better: the customer can choose the placement of the large bowl—on the right or the left—for a sink specifically tailored to individual needs and situations.
At a reasonable 33-inch length, this sink is suitable for cabinets measuring 36 inches and up. Boasting NoiseDefend soundproofing technology, its extra-thick padding and nontoxic undercoating reduce condensation, absorb vibration, and dampen sounds. The cherry on top: this model offers several useful accessories, such as protective stainless-steel grids, a three-piece basket strainer set, and a kitchen towel.
With this Comllen Commercial farmhouse sink, no need to break the bank to own a durable and classy design for a modern-looking kitchen. Made of sturdy stainless steel with a satin brushed-nickel finish, it is resistant to scratches, corrosion, and stains. Even if it does scratch, the brushed finish will conveniently mask it.
With dimensions ranging from 30 to 36 inches and a standard 3.5-inch drain opening fitting most garbage disposal systems, this farmhouse sink is suitable for cabinets measuring 33 inches and up. Its single bowl is 10 inches deep, and while it doesn’t compartmentalize the space for different uses, this open design ultimately leads to the sink feeling more spacious.
Thick rubber dampening pads and a stone guard undercoating minimize the noise of dropping dishes into the sink. Gently rounded corners add to its style while also facilitating the cleanup.
This white farmhouse sink by Sarlai is made of special white clay, fired under 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit for extreme strength and durability. It is resistant to heat, chipping, scratching, and discoloration. The nonporous glossy finish absorbs neither odors nor stains, ensuring that it is durable and easy to clean. Soapy water is all it takes to remove residue and blemishes.
Ten inches deep, this single-bowl farmhouse sink is available in a wide variety of dimensions—from 24 to 36 inches in length and 18 to 21 inches in width. It utilizes sound-dampening materials to minimize sound and vibration. As for looks, the curved apron front, curved corners, and smooth lines expertly blend a classic aesthetic with modern practicality for the best of both worlds.
The Verona Workstation by Ruvati is ideal for kitchens with limited counter space. It features an all-in-one design that includes a sink, a hardwood cutting board, a colander, a roll-up drying rack, a bottom rinse grid, and a basket strainer. An optional mixing bowl and butcher block can be purchased separately. The built-in accessories conveniently slide on the integrated tracks for tailoring the workspace to each day’s specific needs.
Made of sturdy stainless steel, the sink itself is durable and easy to clean, while the brushed finish is designed to conceal scratches better than a satin finish. The sloped bottom allows for complete and swift water drainage, and the thick rubber padding minimizes noise and reduces condensation.
At 36 inches long and 10 inches deep, this workstation fits cabinets measuring at least 39 inches. The same manufacturer also sells this model in 33-inch and 30-inch variations.
Neither white nor metal-colored, this stainless-steel sink by Ruvati bears a matte black gunmetal finish that looks both sleek and modern. It is resistant to rust, tarnishing, peeling, fingerprints, and stains, and its thick rubber NoiseDefend padding ensures a quiet experience. A stainless-steel bottom protective grid is included—both to protect the sink and act as a drying rack.
With a standard 3.5-inch drain opening and sizes ranging from 30 to 36 inches, this farmhouse sink pairs well with most kitchen cabinets. The matching basket strainer will not, however, work with a garbage disposal unit. If you have a garbage disposal—or intend to purchase one—a matching garbage disposal flange is sold separately. At 9 inches deep, this sink is slightly less spacious than the norm, but the compact design could very well prove advantageous for cramped kitchens or smaller cabinets.