Vintage and rustic styles are now in demand, not only in restaurants, novelty shops and other food places but even in everyday people’s homes. The idea of vintage and rustic is no longer limited the old and outdated; it is now considered a cool look.
The hype on vintage and rustic styles has extended to kitchen designs and equipment as well. Many people are now customizing their kitchens to get their desired vintage look, including kitchen sinks. But with the wide variety of antique farmhouse sinks available, how do you know where and what to look for? These few tips may help guide you in buying or customizing your dream, vintage, farmer kitchen sink.
Tip #1: Know your budget
If you want to customize your kitchen or kitchen sink in particular, you may want to scrutinize your wallet and see if you have enough funds for it. There are some cheap, vintage (mostly pre-loved) farmer kitchen sinks available if you know where to look, but there are also some very expensive ones. Remember, the design, size and material of your kitchen sink will depend heavily on your budget, so it’s important that you know how much you are willing to shell out for it.
Tip #2: Assess your kitchen
Of course, you can’t go out on a farm style kitchen sink spending spree without first inspecting your kitchen. Make sure you have enough space for the construction or customization before making any drastic purchases.
If you are going for an antique farmhouse sink, stop and take a long look at your kitchen and see if the style or design matches it. Otherwise, you may need to make other changes to your kitchen theme which will cost you more.
Tip #3: Canvass, canvass, canvass
When buying any kind of furniture or appliance, you normally don’t just go out and buy the first thing you see in the showroom. Most people do a careful selection of the items before making any final decisions. The same goes with your dream, vintage farm style kitchen sink.
First, you need to know exactly what you want. Are you looking for a 30 farmhouse sink, with just the right space for your kitchen tools and equipment? How about an apron kitchen sink, with a copper material for the ultimate rustic look? Or maybe some stainless steel farmhouse sinks with a vintage design?
Of course, the more details, the more expensive the kitchen sink can be. Most rustic or vintage-looking farm style kitchen sinks are now offered in a variety of colors, sizes and designs. Some have very intricate engravings and the level of detail is quite overwhelming. Others have a minimalist, vintage look which also works especially if it fits perfectly with the general design of your kitchen.
If you are on a tight budget, you can opt to look for a second-hand, antique farmhouse sink for sale either in thrift shops, garage sales or people you know that are looking to dispose some equipment. Whatever you choose, you need to make sure that you have exhausted all your options before making any purchases. Be picky and do your research—this means getting the best value for your money.