5 Farmhouse Sinks For All Styles

The growing popularity of modern farmhouse style has renewed interest in apron-front sinks.  This style, often called a farmhouse sink, originated in rural areas before the advent of indoor plumbing. Buckets of water were brought in from outdoors so the sinks had to have a high capacity and typically extended a few inches beyond the countertop to allow for easier pouring. Those attributes continue today, available in various materials and styles from traditional to contemporary.

The Atlas Sink by Signature Hardware, a contemporary take on traditional design, features a metallic finish over stainless steel. As durable as it is sleek, the sink comes in gunmetal black, pewter, bronze and matte gold (shown). The PVD finish provides a scratch-resistant, liquid-repellent and heat-resistant surface without discoloration. Sound-dampening pads absorb noise. $1,099 to $1,149. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery locations. FergusonShowrooms.com.


The handcrafted Quiroga sink by Thompson Traders is destined to be the center of attention in your kitchen. It boasts seamless construction in a single- or double-bowl apron-front design. Available in hammered copper, brass or stainless steel (shown). Starting at $1,249. ANEW Kitchen & Bath Design in North Plainfield, NJ or Millhurst Design Center in Manalapan, NJ. ThompsonTraders.com.


Forte from Italian manufacturer Bocchi blends the warmth of fireclay with the strength of aluminum for an elegant sink that will last years without the bulkiness of some farmhouse sinks. Forte’s wall thickness is nearly half that of other fireclay sinks, which increases the interior basin volume 15 to 20 percent. The sink comes in traditional white, black and gray hues as well as more unique options such as sapphire, biscuit and brown. A wire grid and strainer are included. Price upon request. BocchiUSA.com.



The Quatrus® R15 Ergon Apron Super Single Sink by Blanco, a German manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Lumberton, features a transitional, geometric design that modernizes the classic farm sink. With a rear-positioned drain hole and a high ledge for custom accessories, the sink offers maximum workspace in, under and on top. The sink measures 44 by 20½ by 9 inches. $1,395. A cutting board is included. Frank Webb Home in Piscataway, Pleasantville and Madison, New Jersey, FrankWebb.com or Blanco.com.


Traditional, beautiful and practical, fireclay sinks by Shaws are handcrafted using age-old techniques for an authentic look and feel. Shown is the Original Egerton Casement Edge Front Single Bowl Farmhouse Apron Front Sink. Shaws, part of the House of Rohl, chooses product names as a tribute to the local communities and villages that provide homes for its craftsmen and their families. The Egerton is $2,299 in white, $2,530 in parchment. General Plumbing Supply locations, GeneralPlumbingSupply.net or HouseOfRohl.com.