Published at Sunday, September 02nd, 2018 - 02:45:29 AM. Sink. By Ashley Hudson.
In old provincial kitchens, sinks were often cast iron or some form of pre-cast stone. They were virtually indestructible with volumes of every day use. Most had double ones. One for washing, one for rinsing as well as a drainboard. Many had one shallow and one deeper for doing laundry or giving baby a bath. Today‘s country kitchen sinks are pretty and useful. Most are free-standing or attached to a wood cabinet. The traditional look for today‘s sinks is one that has a cabinet under it and a skirt rather than a wooden cabinet door. In most country farmhouses, the kitchen was the picture of simplicity. The sink reflected that simplicity with a single large basin with a cast iron apron at the front. Very often, the basin was porcelain over cast iron to insure longer wear. The clean lines of a farmhouse sink was enhanced by two spindle legs on either side of it. These sinks were nearly always white or a dark travertine stone color. The great thing about these sinks is how well they retained heat. This was especially helpful since hot water was not supplied in older country homes by a water heater. Usually, water was heated in a large kettle kept atop the cook stove for dish washing purposes.
There are many types and designs of kitchen sinks available. Just in the undermount category alone, there are a variety of shapes and sizes that you can choose from depending on what your typical usage is like. A design that is getting more attention over the years is the apron kitchen sink. Here are the reasons why. Although today you can find many different designs, colours and sizes, these apron sinks were initially used on the farms. Hence the more commonly known name, farmhouse sinks. Needing to withstand heavy daily usage, apron sinks were built to be tough and durable. However, just because they came from the farms does not mean they are all ugly. With the technology available today, you can find many different designs to suit the theme of your kitchen.
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