The farmhouse sink has risen from the salvage yard to become an increasingly popular option in today's kitchen. Also called an apron-front sink, the traditional farmhouse sink was hung on the wall at a height that suited Mrs. Greenjeans. But today, wall hanging is the exception, not the norm, making installation more of a challenge. Because many of these sinks are now custom made, and most have unusual installation requirements, planning for a farmhouse sink should begin early in the kitchen design stage.
Special cabinet requirements can come into play. For example, reinforcement may be necessary under a vitreous china or fireclay sink, which can easily weigh in the hundreds of pounds empty. A deep bowl is one of the appeals of these sinks, but there's no single standard among the many designs and makers. The supporting cabinet must be either...
to read the full article.