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A GREAT history on Apron Front Sinks

Apron Front Sinks can be porcelain, stone, stainless steel, copper or nickel as shown here

Apron Front Sinks can be porcelain, stone, stainless steel, copper or nickel as shown here

Apron sinks, also known as farmhouse sinks, are kitchen sinks often found in rural homes in decades past. Apron sinks were originally designed for comfort; for women who spent long, long hours at the sink, it was important not to have to bend over – the apron front’s forward orientation eliminates the countertop that causes the user to lean forward and strain more than necessary.

Copper Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (Pinnacle in Antique Finish)

Copper Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (Pinnacle in Antique Finish)

Unlike recessed sinks, the apron sink sports a front that juts out slightly from the supporting cabinetry. Again, this was a practical design that helped prevent damage to the cabinets, as any water or suds that dripped over the lip of the farmhouse sink would drip to the floor rather than puddle on the wood of the cabinet countertop.

Concrete Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (NativeStone Ventana in Ash finish)

Concrete Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (NativeStone Ventana in Ash finish)

Another feature that makes the apron sink a little different from other sink styles is the depth of the basin or bowl. This was a practical feature; the kitchen sink needed to be deep enough to accommodate the large pots used to prepare meals for large farm families. The depth also made the apron sink a great help when there was a need to soak several pots and pans in order to remove food residue.

The apron sink is distinguished from the kitchen sinks of today not only in the general design of the sink, but also the choice of materials to create the sink. Because a porcelain apron sink has a traditionally country feel, it works well in kitchens decorated to resemble the look of the latter 19th and early 20th century farmhouse kitchen; however, farm sinks are used in all types of design styles. Many design-forward companies are creating farmhouse sinks for transitional, contemporary, and modern designs – today, it is easy to find a copper farmhouse sink that fits as well into a rustic kitchen design as it does into a transitional design. Concrete apron sinks are becoming wildly popular, and their contemporary styling further expands the use of this versatile and timeless sink.

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Native Stone Kitchen Sink

Native Stone Kitchen Sink

NativeStone™ Kitchen & Bar Sinks
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Two Sisters Kitchen Makeover

These two sisters had VISION! They knew their old kitchen had good bones. A gorgeous new counter, durable sink and stainless steel faucet should carry this kitchen well into their old age. Enjoy the before and after pics

A Sink and Faucet like we have all had at one point or another

A Sink and Faucet like we have all had at one point or another

After: Composite Sink, Stainless Steel Faucet and gleaming glass tile

After: Composite Sink, Stainless Steel Faucet and gleaming glass tile

And this is what it looks like from a few steps back.

And this is what it looks like from a few steps back.

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