Farm Sink Inspiration for Our European Country Kitchen Renovation!

After we gutted then began renovating our European country inspired cottage’s kitchen back in 2015, I could not wait to incorporate an apron front fireclay farm sink into the design. While plenty of other design elements were far more expensive, the sink was THE thing I felt passionate about. And I didn’t want one just because it was fiercely trending with a modern farmhouse revolution. By now you know I am human and awake so I notice trends but I don’t follow them. That said, I’m thrilled when farmhouse sinks are “in” because then we find tons of pretty pictures of them to admire! European Country Kitchen Remodel: Farm Sink Inspiration is a collection of beautiful reminders just in case you wonder what all the fuss is about.

Charming old brass chandeliers, wood toned island, and white French country details in a glorious kitchen (Simply French Market). #frenchkitchen #europeancountrystyle
Simply French Market…in case a gorgeous French country kitchen or farm sink inspiration is your poison.

What made me so bananas determined to have a farm sink? Even though I was wild about Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen with its fireclay kitchen sink, it wasn’t solely that.

Patina Farm kitchen with white oak cabinets, farm sink, and steel windows - Giannetti Home and Brooke Giannetti. #patinafarm #frenchfarmhouse #farmhousekitchen #whiteoakcabinets #farmsink #lanternpendant #brookegiannetti
Velvet and Linen…a beautiful farm sink skirted with linen as well as white oak glory in Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen.

Farm Sink in Our European Country Cottage

There is a timeless romance associated with these sinks for me. Here’s the farm sink I bought for our prior home:

Hello Lovely's white European country modern French kitchen with Minuet Viatera quartz counters, farm sink, industrial cart, and marble subway backsplash.
Hello Lovely Studio – Farm Sink Inspiration as well as European Country Kitchen Photo Gallery.

There was some drama involved with that one at the moment it was time to install…did I ever tell you about it?

Scandinavian Christmas decor in my white kitchen with Swedish candelabra, fresh fir wreath, and fairy lights over farm sink window. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #swedish #scandinavian #whitechristmas #nordicfrench
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Why You Should Always Inspect Your Sink Thoroughly

If ever you have remodeled a kitchen or built one, you may remember the sink must be in place before a countertop measure. Well, I was anxious to get that measure done and countertops installed after months and months living without a kitchen. Although I had ordered the farm sink well in advance, because of its immense weight, I never removed it from the box to look at all sides of it until install time.

Oops. That sink was completely warped and defective! A big ol’ lemon!

The company, while apologetic, would not send out a new sink until I brought the defective sink to FedEx and it was received by them. I’ll never forget the weight of that thing and the spectacle of getting it from my car to the drop-off counter.

Fireclay farm sinks: smart investment? Come learn from my experience on Hello Lovely Studio. #farmsinks #fireclayfarmsink #kitchendesign #kitchensinks
Read more about farm sinks and find inspo in THIS and THIS.

Lord have mercy–and I can’t remember why the muscle-blessed men in my life were unavailable to assist.

All worked out in the end, but delays in construction are costly and frequently lead to a domino effect. It’s always something with renovation, right? I mean, is it even a real renovation if there aren’t meltdowns, disasters, and First Aid involved?

Should You Invest in a Farm Sink?

I plan to look for a different farm sink vendor this time around for our new kitchen. And you better believe, that baby will be thoroughly inspected for flaws!

My discerning eye is on a particular model from Nantucket Sinks so I’ll keep you posted.

Romantic French country kitchen with luxury range and farm sink (Simply French Market). #frenchcountrykitchen #romantickitchens
Simply French Market…in case you love a rustic wood island paired with pristine white cabinetry.

I don’t have to wonder what all the fuss is about this time around because I already know. And since I am living WITHOUT ANY DANG KITCHEN SINK AT ALL AT THE MOMENT, it’s going to be heavenly. (Hello, lovely paper plates!)

Magnificent architecture and custom design (Alison Kandler) in a French kitchen with colorful checkered floor.
Design: Alison Kandler…in case you love a colorful dose of whimsy in your European country inspired space.

How Do Farm Sinks Add Home-y Cozy Factor?

Once again, as we embark on a new renovation of a kitchen in our 30-year old home–a classic traditional Georgian–I feel like a farm sink will truly make it feel like home!

There’s just something so warm and cozy about a sink that looks like a glossy mini bathtub for dishes and food prep.

French farmhouse kitchen in Provence with light blue cabinets and copper pots from E. Dehllerin - @provencepoirers. #frenchkitchen #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchateau #copperpots #frenchfarmhousekitchen #lightblue #provencekitchen #provencepoirers
Le Mas de Poiriers…pretty French blue kitchen glory as well as Provencal charm in a kitchen for the books!

While I love modern, and I love farmhouse style, I’ll be after a European country timeless tranquil feel in this kitchen.

If our kitchen feels even a little bit like The French Nest Co’s (above), I’ll be a happy girl.

Serene white kitchen with colorful window treatments and farm sink - KDW Home Design.
KDW Home Design…in case you love the warmth of a farm sink and a woodsy island.

Which European Country Kitchen is Your Favorite?

As you consider the beautiful collection of European country inspired kitchens with farm sinks, I bet you’ll agree there’s a wide world of possibilities!

For example, you need not be limited to fireclay or new. Look at this ancient looking beauty:

Are the skirts charming your pants off? (See what I did there?)

Rustic and refined European country kitchen with raw wood and antique stone - BHG.
BHG

Because I’m smitten with this Old World Frenchy kitchen, and I don’t even care for the color brown! I am drawn to quiet, serene, soft whites:

Arched windows flank the luxury range in a beautiful French country kitchen with farm sink - BHG.
BHG

and here’s proof you can do creamy warm whites with the crisp bright white of a farm sink:

Copper range hood in a romantic French country kitchen with wood beams on ceiling and farm sink - BHG.
BHG

English Country Kitchen With Farm Sink

For high contrast and English country sophistication, look no further than deVOL for blessed bespoke brilliance.

Mixing Rustic With the Refined in the Kitchen

These smartly designed kitchens with farm sinks are also serving to remind me of the importance to mix old with new.

Elegant white farmhouse kitchen with Sherwin-Williams Repose Grey cabinets, subway tile, gold accents, and reclaimed barn wood. Design: Finding Lovely. See more Gorgeous European Country Interior Design Inspiration on Hello Lovely. #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign
Finding Lovely…the paint color is SW Repose Gray on cabinets in case you’re curious.

You just can’t evoke je ne sais quoi factor if everything is brand spankin new and shiny.

Blue and white kitchen with farm sink designed by Bria Hammel. #blueandwhite #kitchendesign
Bria Hammel...farm sink photo gallery as well as European country kitchen inspiration.

I’m also noticing that farm sinks belong in very rustic French farmhouse kitchens while they are also quite at home in more proper buttoned up English ones.

Romantic all white French country kitchen by French Nest Interior Design Co with farm sink flanked by sconces, linen curtain panels, and simple classic cabinetry. #frenchcountry #kitchens #frenchkitchens #kitchendesign #farmsink #romanticdecor
The French Nest Co Interior Design

Yep. Farm sinks are very democratic and elevate humble spaces while they humanize more grand kitchens.

Is a Farm Sink Practical?

Hello Lovely's classic white Shaker kitchen with fireclay apron front farm sink and Minuet Viatera quartz counter.
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I had no trouble at all keeping my fireclay apron front sink free of stains and chips, and I can be clumsy doncha know.

Elegant, refined, and masterfully designed, this kitchen with farm sink and arched window is but one moment in our tour of unforgettable interiors with European inspired charm. #farmsink #FrenchCountry #lightblue
Design: Lauren DeLoach & Matthew Quinn for the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

And while we typically see farmhouse sinks paired with bridge faucets, don’t feel like you are limited to that style.

In fact, I’m going with a different style and finish for the new kitchen.

And who knows? Maybe I’ll try a cute skirt at the sink this time around.

Serene European country farmhouse kitchen with farm sink, Viatera Minuet counters, and marble subway tile backsplash - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Psst. Happy SPRING!!!!

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I hope this gallery of inspiration photos with farm sinks helped you! It’s certainly giving me tons of life and great ideas.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
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Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
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Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
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