Building a kitchen in a new home or remodeling an old tired one with updated cabinets and fixtures is an exciting prospect. There are so many decisions to make regarding styles, colors and features of appliances, cabinetry, countertops, flooring and plumbing that it can become confusing. When planning a country or casual kitchen, an apron, or farmhouse-style kitchen sink is incredibly popular and can add a lot of charm to the right plan.
What Style of Kitchen Does an Apron Sink Work Well in?
Every style of kitchen from shabby chic to traditional to modern can incorporate an apron sink. When you imagine what one of these sinks might look like in your kitchen, don’t necessarily think you are limited to a farmhouse style unit. There is an apron sink to suit just about every style and décor, including industrial design.
What are Apron Sinks Made of?
Thanks to the current popularity of apron sinks, there are numerous styles and materials to choose from. The most popular material for apron sinks is “fireclay,” which is essentially enameled porcelain. If you want an even more unique look you can find apron sinks in copper, cast-iron, and stainless steel.
What Changes Should be Considered in Your Kitchen?
Generally speaking, an apron sink can be a bit wider side to side than a standard sink so you will need to carefully consider that with your installer. An apron sink may be a drop-in installation or, as is most often the case, an undermount, making it easy to wipe the counters into the sink. Make sure your contractor is aware of the needs and measurements before countertops are ordered and adjust accordingly.
An apron-style kitchen sink is a fresh and fun look for most any design and with a myriad of styles, sizes and materials, there is sure to be one with your name on it. Call a professional cabinetry company to work with you and ensure that your wishes can be met.