Farmhouse Sink Dreams

Hi friends! If you've been following along, you know that we have been renovating the home we just purchased over the last few months. When we first looked at this home, I loved how open the kitchen was and all the cabinet storage and countertop space it offered, but it was a bit outdated and definitely didn't fit our style. I told my husband my only "must have" was a farmhouse sink. We also agreed that the maroon countertops had to go. 

Kitchen Before

My husband and I are very visual people so I put together a design board to incorporate all our ideas for the kitchen renovation. 

As you can see, we planned to lighten up the room and add some French Country charm to make it more inviting. We've always spent a lot of time in the kitchen and now that we are finally back "home," I knew we would be having friends and family over on a regular basis. 

I'm planning to do a full kitchen "before" and "after" blog post soon, but today I wanted to go ahead and share about my favorite addition to the space - my farmhouse sink!!  

If you've been following me for very long on social media, I'm sure you've already seen my glorious farmhouse sink from Sinkology. You guys, I am so in love!  For today's post though, I want to take you behind the scenes back to when the sink was delivered and how we installed it.

Here's a photo from the day the sink was delivered. It's hard to tell, but it was lightly snowing in Southern Illinois. 

We decided to get new quartz countertops in the kitchen so before we installed the sink, we removed the old laminate countertops and stainless sink.

Our contractor friend, Gary Roberts, assisted us with building a base for the undermount sink as shown below.

Once the base was built, we brought in the farmhouse sink. Here's my husband carrying it in one-handed (it weighs over 100lbs). :) 

Gary did an excellent job and the sink was a perfect fit! 

At this point in the renovation process, we were just getting started. We still had to paint the cabinets and install flooring, countertops, appliances and the faucet.  

I mentioned above the farmhouse sink was by Sinkology, but it actually came as an all-in-one kit with Pfister rustic bronze faucet and drain. It's available for purchase at Home Depot. Click here to view. 

 Bradstreet II All-in-One Farmhouse Fireclay 30 in. Single Bowl Kitchen Sink with Rustic Bronze Faucet and Drain

Once we had the new flooring installed and cabinets primed, I started to see my designs come to life. 

It wasn't long and our new appliances and quartz countertops also arrived. Here Stone World TN is setting the farmhouse sink. 

I was so happy with how perfectly the quartz and farmhouse sink paired.

Once the countertops were in place, we installed the Pfister faucet that was included in the all-in-one kit that I referenced above.

It took me a while to paint all 52 cabinet doors, but it was worth it and made such a difference in our new kitchen.

Kitchen After 

If you are considering installing a farmhouse sink, I would highly recommend the Bradstreet II kit by Sinkology - you can't beat the quality of the sink and Pfister faucet in my opinion. 

My farmhouse sink dreams came true the day I filled it with garden fresh peonies!

The fireclay sink has a stain resistant finish and after using for a few months now everything still looks brand new. I also love the Pfister pull down faucet.  

I've had some questions about how I like the single basin.  After having both a double and now a single, I definitely prefer the single basin. It's easier to wash large dishes and I love the look of it. 

The best benefit of this kit is the lifetime warranty. I look forward to enjoying it for many years to come!

As always, thank you for stopping by the blog and following along on our renovation journey.



This is a sponsored blog post, but all opinions are my own. 




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