farm sink

Moisture's Effect on Solid Wood Cabinetry Around a Farm Sink

Choosing a farmhouse style sink, also known as a farm sink or apron-front sink, is a beautiful addition to any kitchen that infuses a sense of rustic antiquity. With many options now available (ranging from modern stainless steel to the traditional creamy porcelain), their bold appearance can act as a dramatic focal point to any kitchen design. 


If you have your heart set on the allure of a farmhouse style sink, we listed below our top 3 maintenance recommendations to keep this most used appliance looking it’s best for years to come.

  1. Moisture: Splashed water from the sink is a daily occurrence to take into consideration. If left to sit on your cabinetry, it can drip down and collect in the door style details and trim. Over time, it can penetrate seams and joints leading to flaking paint. Towel drying your cabinets below the sink is the best precaution to help this area remain beautiful.
  2. Water Flow: Farm house sinks inherently have no counter overhang in front of them. Because of this, overflowing water is not as likely to end up on the floor, but on the cabinets instead. As mentioned above, dry any splashes, but also ask for the seam to be appropriately caulked to fill in any gaps.
  3. Proper Cleaning: Depending on the coating and finish, always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper scrubbing when cleaning the basin of the sink. If you are accustomed to a stainless steel sink, remember that “brillo” or other abrasive type scrubbers can scratch and etch the finish of porcelain.