Farmhouse Sink: The Rising Kitchen Icon

Icon (ahy-con), a person or thing that is revered or idolized. Yes, that’s what has happened to the farmhouse sink. It’s risen to the status of an icon kitchens across America. No longer is it relegated to the farmhouse kitchen; you’ll now find it in traditional and modern kitchens too. (Note: Images from Houzz are embedded. Click on photo to be taken to the original and pin from the Houzz website. You can, however, pin the photo collage at the beginning of the post.)

Farmhouse Sink. A variety of examples for your next kitchen project.I’ve rounded up some of my favorite examples of this beautiful and functional kitchen mainstay.


Traditional Kitchen by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.

A single bowl farmhouse sink under a trio of leaded windows sports a beautiful faucet that give it an air of elegance. Pretty mint-colored cabinets maintain a bright and airy feel in this gorgeous kitchen.


Traditional Kitchen by Boston Kitchen & Bath Designers Venegas and Company

A copper farmhouse sink takes center stage among custom cabinetry and stained glass windows. This kitchen is elegant and classy.


Traditional Kitchen by Norwich Architects & Building Designers Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Not all farmhouse sinks take the form of an apron sink. This double bowl enamel sink is one of my favorites.


Eclectic Kitchen by Dallas Interior Designers & Decorators Dona Rosene Interiors

Our first home had a sink like this one and I loved it!  When we bought the house the sink had a skirt around the bottom. I needed more storage and hired a carpenter to customize a cupboard underneath. He rounded the edges just like this one.


Traditional Kitchen by Boston Kitchen & Bath Designers Dalia Kitchen Design

This kitchen’s farmhouse sink looks like it’s resting atop a small cupboard.


Beach Style Kitchen by Portland Architects & Building Designers Whitten Architects

Another dark apron sink nestled inside honey-colored cabinets creates a warm and homey farmhouse kitchen.


Beach Style Kitchen by Gorham Kitchen & Bath Designers MAINE COAST KITCHEN DESIGN

Here’s another twist on the farmhouse sink. This one doesn’t have a flat front and has a slightly elevated back. I love the bead board on the ends of the cabinets (my house has the same thing) and the simple Shaker style door fronts.


Traditional Kitchen by Stowe Architects & Building Designers Cushman Design Group

Did you notice this kitchen’s farmhouse sink is slightly off-center under the window?


Beach Style Kitchen by Milford Tile, Stone & Countertops Connecticut Stone

Speaking of windows, who needs upper cabinets when you can enjoy a row of windows like this instead?  You almost don’t notice the gorgeous marble counter top and double bowl farmhouse sink.


Traditional Kitchen by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Alison Kandler Interior Design

Finally, a simply charming kitchen with the iconic farmhouse sink, painted cabinets and quaint light fixture. What’s not to love?


I have a lot more kitchen photos I’ve collected on Houzz if you’re in need of more inspiration! Just click the scroll buttons in the lower right-hand corner to see them all!

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  1. Love the sink in the 4th pic down. That will be what I do in my next house, if that ever happens, lol.

  2. Beautiful farmhouse sink inspiration….for some reason was unable to pin anything…will try again…
    I have a farmhouse sink and it is definitely the best investment in my kitchen that I made…I love it and will never have
    anything else….I love the vintage sink and would love to have one like that in my laundry room!

  3. I have one sitting in my living room waiting to be installed:)

  4. I love the last kitchen. I am sure it is meant to be mine. But I sure do like the traditional farm sinks. I grew up with them.

  5. I love them all! Have you ever seen a farmhouse sink in a corner? I’m looking at house plans, and some of them have a corner window and sink. I wonder if it would work there.

  6. An old farmhouse sink with an integrated backsplash (like one you had in your first home) was the biggest wish list item for our farmhouse. We finally found a 1920s apron version with legs, and we can’t wait to get it in our kitchen!

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