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Fireclay Farmhouse Sink Review: The Pros and Cons from Ty at Little Home Reloved
Our friends at Little Home Reloved took part in the One Room Challenge several months ago. In this challenge, twenty design bloggers work to transform a room and document their process over a 6-week period. Ty installed a Bradstreet fireclay farmhouse sink from Sinkology and shes’ here to give you the Pros and Cons of our fireclay farmhouse sinks.
Our kitchen is by far the most used space in our little home so I knew when it came time to remodel my husband’s grandparents’ 1950’s cottage last year, I wanted a gorgeous farmhouse sink that would look timeless in our space. After finally moving in and living with our fireclay sink for 6 months, I’m happy to share a few of our biggest pros and cons we’ve noticed along the way.
Here’s a little reminder of what the space looked like before.
I’ve always thought my heart was set on a vintage cast iron sink but after hours of research I realized they are not only expensive and hard to find, but can also be a pain to keep up with. Our cottage kitchen doesn’t have the space for a dishwasher and I’ll be the first to admit somedays the dishes just don’t get washed right away.
I didn’t want to worry about our dishes scratching the surface so was really excited to find out fireclay sinks are not only easy to keep clean and care for, but are also chips, stain, crack and rust resistant!
The little ones have emptied dishes and forgotten to rinse the sink more times than I care to admit but I’m happy to say everything has always washed off with a little natural cleaner and scrub brush!
One of our biggest concerns was losing a double sink. I will admit it took a little getting used to, but now I love how the large area can hold just about anything.
We have already used ours to clean everything from little ones to ducklings. Not to mention washing produce and dinner cleanup is now a breeze with the Pfister pull down faucet included in the all-in-one kit.
One downfall I have noticed is if you don’t rinse the sink daily things tend get stuck in the corners. The Pfister pull down faucet can easily send all that down the drain so that hasn’t been a huge issue for us.
Our all-in-one kit also came with a metal grid which sits at the bottom of our sink to help keep the dishes off the sink itself. I love that it also allows you to rinse the bottom of the sink without having to empty it first!
Overall we have loved living with our sink and realized our major concerns with switching to a farmhouse style sink were easily solved with Sinkology’s fireclay options. It is truly the best way to create a classic look without the upkeep a vintage sink would need.