If you love retro style kitchen design, you will absolutely love the farmhouse drainboard sink. I know many might not know the official name of this style of sink, but you will definitely know it by sight. It is wonderful to walk into a beautiful kitchen remodel that is vintage inspired. It allows you to be creative with your kitchen remodel instead of the traditional boring look. Retro style kitchens and Vintage style kitchen remodels are definitely becoming a trend these days.
First lets take a look at some of the actual vintage Farmhouse drainboard sinks from yesteryear. It is important to mention that many retro farmhouse sinks were extremely heavy and made with porcelain over cast iron for the single or double basin sinks. The team over at Retro Renovation shared great photos of several vintage style drainboard sinks. My favorite is the pink 1954 American Standard Pink Farmhouse sink. It has special character and charm and really helps depict the area with the pink color. I promise you that you will not be able to leave their robust site. It is filled with everything you could possibly imagine about Retro Renovating and vintage inspired kitchen designs.
I am always impressed when I find a blog team that does an outstanding job on content and resources. Therefore I want to take this opportunity and give a big shout out to group at Retro Renovation and applaud them for their outstanding efforts on their stellar blog. Kudo’s on writing useful content and taking the time to research and finding great sources. If you are looking for great content on retro kitchen designs or retro renovations, I encourage you to check out the retrorenovation.com blog and see the proof for yourself.
Let’s fast forward to this century and look at options that we have for modern day vintage inspired drainboard sinks.
Let’s start with the team at NBI Drainboards based out of Alachua Florida. NBI actually makes their vintage inspired line of drainboard sinks here in the USA. I find this refreshing that this company makes beautiful retro farmhouse drainboard sinks and have a loyal customer base. I must confess that I just found NBI online, but will definitely put them on my resource list for vintage products. I just love supporting US based companies that actually manufacture quality products and that put emphasis on style and design.
There are lots of options that come with having a farmhouse drainboard sink. You can have a single bowl, double bowl, apron front and several color choices if you do not want the traditional white color.
I always enjoy being creative when coming up with creative concepts for a retro kitchen, which is why I absolutely love the Signature Hardware Cast Iron Wall Hung Drainboard sink. It really makes a statement in the kitchen with its 42″ size. When it comes to kitchen sinks, the answer is yes – size matters.
There is the Whitehaus Quatro Alcove Reversible Series Apron Front that is 36 inches wide and is very deep. It comes in white and a stunning sapphire blue color. This sink will definitely update your kitchen with a vintage inspired design with a classic country feel. One of the best features is that it can be installed as a traditional Apron sink with the face showing proudly into the kitchen area. This beautiful handcrafted sink is made from 100% organic material. The material is highly resistant to heat, chipping, cracking and discoloration.
If you are looking at this style of sink, you have to look at the Clarion Farmhouse Drainboard Sink – On Legs. It looks like a stunning reproduction of the original Farmhouse Drainboard Sinks that used to be commonly found in homes around the country. I love the two long skinny legs, they would add such character and charm to an area in the kitchen. It comes in one color only, which is white.
I hope that you have enjoyed this post and have fun with your retro inspired kitchen remodel. It is always fun to be a little different with your kitchen design. I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to add your own personal taste to the kitchen remodel. Don’t make it cookie cutter, even if you are going for a vintage inspired kitchen design. Make sure that when you walk into your kitchen that you make it feel like the kitchen belongs to you and not someone else.