The farm sink, also known as an apron sink, has seen a renewed popularity in recent years. They require a bit more preparation before installing, but offer an appealing alternative to the traditional kitchen sinks installed by default today.
Farm Sinks and Existing Cabinets
If the farm sink is being installed in an existing kitchen, measure the space required by the sink apron carefully. In many situations, the existing cabinetry for the sink will have to be replaced because modern sink openings are simply not compatible. If the existing cabinet has false drawers above the cabinet doors, it may be possible to convert the area without replacement.
Choices for Farm Sink Installation
A farm sink can be mounted so it is below the counter level, or so the sink rim protrudes slightly above the counter level. This decision is wholly personal, but most farm sinks are placed below counter level to provide adequate drainage.
Remove Cut-Outs and Install the Sink
Mark the cabinet carefully, and cut out the excess area. With the cutouts made for the sink, it should easily fit into place, and the plumbing can be connected in the traditional manner. Always remember that hot is on the left, and cold is on the right, a simple mistake that many professional plumbers often make.