The farmhouse style sink is a classic design that has gained even more popularity with the trend towards farmhouse or shabby chic decor.
However, these stunning centerpieces of home kitchens aren’t just for sprawling mansions or vintage farmhouses. The look can be tailored to many home types, with appeal for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.
In this article, we'll cover our top four picks for townhouses which tend to have smaller kitchen footprints.
Read on for how you can get the look you love and the practical perks in a lovely farmhouse sink that fits almost any kitchen. If you are interested in a general list of great farmhouse sinks take a look at our roundup of best farmhouse sinks here.
Best Farmhouse Sinks for Townhouses
1. Ruvati 30 inch Stainless Steel Single Bowl (RVH 9130)
This modern-looking stainless sink has a clean look and a deep single bowl made of 16 gauge stainless steel.
The included drain cover lends a polished look to the already tidy design. At only 49 pounds this sink is a good deal lighter than many similar models, where most farmhouse sinks are known for their heft and size. Customers love the quality and low price point which gets you under the $300 mark, even if you go higher for the 33 inch model.
We recommend it for medium-use kitchens in townhouses or even smaller apartments.
2. Kraus KHF200-30 Standart PRO
Another stainless steel option from kitchen design expert, Kraus, comes this 30 inch apron front sink with sound minimizing technology called NoiseDefend. This works by covering a large percentage of the sink with a thick padding on the interior.
This keeps things quiet, which is a nice feature if you tend to leave a lot of dishes in the sink at a time or if you don't have a dishwasher and need to do some washing by hand.
Although this model is slightly more money than the Ruvati, the additional noise padding and similar roster of extras (strainer, drain, etc.) recoups the value in our opinion.
Many also loved it’s durability and sleek look.
3. Lordear 30 Inch farmhouse sink
If you are looking for a traditional white farmhouse sink for a town home, or other small space, this 30 inch farmhouse sink from Lordear may be perfect.
The gently sloped front face provides a stunning focal point for this 10-inch deep single basin sink. Although the sink is listed as “true fireclay” by the manufacturer it weighs a bit less than most fireclay sinks at only 79 pounds.
Customers loved its classic look and value and some even said it is more striking in person than pictures.
4. BOCCHI 1138-001-0120 Classic Apron Front Fireclay 30 inch
This sturdy 200 pound model is 100 percent fireclay and has the heft to prove it.
The 10 inch deep basin is perfect for washing large pots and pans.
At well under $400 this sink is a steal compared to many fireclay models that can go much higher, even into four figures in some cases. The BOCCHI 30 inch gets high marks from customers for easy installation and value for the money, while rating the highest for durability.
When shopping for a farmhouse style sink for a small space keep in mind the following features:
Dimensions of the sink
As previously stated make sure to measure your space multiple times and double check sink’s specifications to be sure that you choose one that fits properly in your space.
Consult a design professional or contractor when installing a farmhouse sink to be sure your cabinetry can support the weight of the sink you choose. Farmhouse sinks are typically much heavier than traditional models and often require reinforcement during installation to insure the sink is supported.
Under sink space
Although a sink may fit the countertops it may not always fit underneath the sink.
Counter space for faucet
When installing a farmhouse sink you will need to cut holes in your countertop for the faucet. A contractor can help you determine how much space is needed behind the sink.
Choose single or double basin
There are advantages to both styles of sink and many farmhouse sinks come in both styles.
Consider whether or not you will install a garbage disposal
This could affect whether you choose a single or double basin although many times you can install a disposal in either style. If you need help choosing a garbage disposal check out our roundup of best disposals here.
When all is said and done a farmhouse style sink is quite versatile and there are many options for small kitchens like those found in townhouses.
With a bit of forethought for what your kitchen can accommodate and which look best fits your home, we are confident that you will find a perfect match at a reasonable price. Taking the time to research the options available in the size you need will go a long way in making sure you are satisfied with your sink for years to come.
After all, we don’t think this trendy take on a classic style will go away any time soon.