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Are you thinking about incorporating farmhouse-style sinks or vintage sinks in your kitchen? Well, I am sharing our vintage sink review one year later.
I have always had a love for farmhouse-style sinks and vintage sinks and If you remember, last year, I found a vintage sink on the Facebook marketplace for $75 and had it installed; now, I will share my Vintage Sink Review 1 Year Later.
Some have asked why do you want farmhouse-style sinks? They are so outdated! I always answer with that. I love the charm it gives a kitchen.
Not only is it charming, but It’s the focal point of our kitchen.
We have plans to rework the kitchen layout, but to keep it within budget, we are doing projects here and there as we have the budget. Having a vintage farmhouse sink has always been my and my husband’s dream, and we finally made it a reality last year. So I will share a vintage sink review one year later and give you my honest opinions about the pros & cons.
The Pros of a Vintage Sink
Two drainboards. This makes it so much easier to handwash dishes. Unfortunately, we don’t have a dishwasher yet, so in the meantime, we are handwashing everything. Not to mention when I need space for setting dirty dishes aside.
- Easy to maintain. I find it so easy to get it clean & disinfected.
- Looks beautiful and has a classic look. This may be a matter of opinion, but it really is the prettiest thing in my kitchen.
- Gives the kitchen a vintage charm. If you want to add vintage charm to your kitchen, adding a vintage sink is it, and it fits perfectly for our 1885 home.
- Don’t need a plastic drain board for a dish strainer. The plastic drainboards get so nasty no matter how often you clean them. After ai empty the dish drainer, I take the rag and wipe the drainboard. So much easier to clean.
- Makes easy to clean dishes. Dirty dishes on one side of the drainboard while cleaning in the sink make it so much easier while you have the drainer on the other drainboard.
- Thawing meat on the sink drainboard without having to use a dish. One less dish to wash by Thawing out meat on the drainboard. Once the meat is thawed, so much easier to remove meat from packaging in one area, then clean-up is a breeze on one spot.
- It was inexpensive. We found our sink relatively cheap with a cabinet included. Mind you that most vintage sinks you find do not have the base or it has some severe damage. We were lucky to find this one in exceptional condition with a few minor marks that we could quickly restore.
The Cons of a Vintage Sink
- Basin isn’t deep. It measures from top to bottom 14 inches.
- The faucet can be difficult to mount securely, even with a shim. Now I believe if we chose a different faucet, it wouldn’t be an issue; however, I wanted to add a bit of fancy to my kitchen. The faucet on moves a little & we just don’t pull on it.
- Scuffs easily. This happens especially when cleaning cast iron skillets. But with a little Bar Keepers Friend and a scrub brush, it is white again!
- Only one Basin. We really wanted a double basin, but we knew that finding a double Basin vintage sink would be challenging, expensive, and in rough condition. But we made it work!
No matter what the cons are of the farmhouse-style sinks or even vintage sinks, it is still by far our favorite Facebook marketplace find and it was one of the best decisions we made for our kitchen. In all honesty, we don’t have any issues except some of the minor things mentioned that we can overlook.
What No One Will Tell You About Farmhouse Sinks
White farmhouse-style sinks will definitely show the dirt & grime but they are easy to clean with Bar Keepers Friend cleanser. Even though it does show the dirt & stains easily, I clean the sink on a daily basis, and sometimes two, or three times during the day.
If you are thinking about adding a vintage sink to your kitchen, I hope this Vintage Sink Review 1 Year Later has helped you with your decision. Personally, this was the best decision we made to add to our kitchen layout that gives it a classic look, and it’s one of those things I treasure most about my house.
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