Farmhouse Sinks – Being from Ireland and having included the beautiful Belfast farmhouse sink in many traditional country and farmhouse kitchen designs, I have a bit of a soft spot for farmhouse style sinks.
The farmhouse sink originated in a time when there was no running water. The idea behind the sink was that it was a place to hold large amounts of water, which was fetched by hand from nearby wells, lakes and rivers.
The two original farmhouse-style sinks emerged in Ireland and Britain in the late 17th century. They were of similar design but had their own characteristics.
The Belfast sink was deep and had an overflow so that excess water could easily drain away instead of flowing over the sides.
The London sink designed for an area where water was scarce and therefore more precious was shallower. It had no overflow so that every last drop could be kept inside the sink.
If you’re thinking about choosing a farmhouse style sink for your kitchen, here’s what else you should know.
- 1 Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
- 2 Cheap Farmhouse Sink
- 3 Fireclay Farmhouse Sink
- 4 Cast Iron Farmhouse Sink
- 5 Farmhouse Sink Bathroom
- 6 Farmhouse Sink with Drainboard
- 7 Vintage Farmhouse Sink
- 8 Vintage Cast Iron Sink
- 9 Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Undermount
- 10 Farmhouse Sink Craigslist
- 11 High Back Farmhouse Sink
- 12 Farmhouse Sink With Backsplash
- 13 Drainboard Sink Reproduction
- 14 Double Drainboard Sink Craigslist
- 15 Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Top Mount
- 16 Vintage Farmhouse Sink With Drainboard
- 17 Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink
- 18 Copper Farmhouse Sink
- 19 Antique Farmhouse Sink
- 20 Double Farmhouse Sink
- 21 Farmhouse Sink Faucet
- 22 White Farmhouse Sink
Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
Cheap Farmhouse Sink
Fireclay Farmhouse Sink
Cast Iron Farmhouse Sink
Farmhouse Sink Bathroom
Farmhouse Sink with Drainboard
Vintage Farmhouse Sink
Vintage Cast Iron Sink
Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Undermount
Farmhouse Sink Craigslist
High Back Farmhouse Sink
Farmhouse Sink With Backsplash
Drainboard Sink Reproduction
Double Drainboard Sink Craigslist
Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Top Mount
Vintage Farmhouse Sink With Drainboard
Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink
Copper Farmhouse Sink
Antique Farmhouse Sink
Double Farmhouse Sink
Farmhouse Sink Faucet
White Farmhouse Sink
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