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Plan for a Farmhouse-Style Sink

by CustomHomes on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Farmhouse style sinksAs you probably know by now, your kitchen is the heart of your home, and prospective buyer are going to be looking at your kitchen in order to determine if your home is the right fit for them. So much happens in the kitchen – so much life, so many practical and necessary things – that if the kitchen seems to be subpar or just not what they want or need, then a buyer will pass, based on that alone! If you’re considering a new home and haven’t thought about the kitchen in this way, do so! A lot of time is spent in there, and it should be spent well.

Make Your Life Easier

The best way to think about your kitchen is as a collection of pieces that make a grand whole. Take your sink, for example. A seemingly innocent piece of your kitchen, it perhaps a single function and it should do it well, right? Water goes in, it stays, then it drains; simple as that. Yet really, a sink does so much more than that. It can be used to clean fruits and vegetables, to thaw frozen goods, to wash dishes, appliances, and even occasionally clothes or perhaps even a baby! That last one is difficult with a large enough sink, however; in fact, many of those things can be hard without a sink.

Why a Farmhouse Sink?

Farmhouse-style sinks are intended to be the answer to this. They are large, spacious, and don’t have much in the way of flourishes or curves so that your space is absolutely maximized. They are made out of materials that allow for minimum, well, sticking, and so that they are easily cleaned. Not only that, but your standard farmhouse-style sink also includes several shelving units overhead and to the side – perfect for storing dishes when you wash them in your sink!

Not all farmhouse sinks are absolutely huge; in fact, they can range across any number of sizes to fit your needs and the needs of the space you’re working with. What’s nice about them is that in their simplicity and practicality, they maintain a rustic, functional beauty that anyone can appreciate; start planning for one today and you won’t regret it!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com