Kitchen Update – a new sink

Just a little over five years ago we moved into a brand new house. The house was completely builder grade, with no custom finishes or extras. This might have been seen as a downside for many, but for me it was exciting! I love taking on big and small DIY projects, creating a space that is uniquely mine.

Here is the kitchen before we moved in…

As a mom to four growing boys, you can imagine I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I am always dreaming of projects that I will tackle next to help create a kitchen that I love! Slowly, but surely, I will have the kitchen that I dream of! I have already completed a few projects, replaced my kitchen island, added open shelving, framed out my refrigerator, tiled the backsplash, built a range hood cover, etc. 

 One project that I have been dying to do since day one of living in this house is replacing the stainless steel sink with a beautiful white farmhouse sink. I love the charming character that farmhouse sinks add to any kitchen! I always thought I would have to replace the countertops to install a farmhouse sink, but then I found Sinkology. One of their drop-in sinks is the perfect solution for someone like me who wants a new sink but isn’t ready to get new countertops.

And to make it even better, it was so easy to install! 

Start by disconnecting your plumbing, then lift your old sink out.

I realize power tools can be intimidating to some people. The only power tool that I used for this project is a saw, and I only used it for one small part. I had to cut the front piece of the countertop and cabinet to make a proper-sized hole for the sink to sit in. If you don’t feel comfortable using power tools, you could use a hand saw.

Place your new sink into the hole, silicone around the edges, reconnect the plumbing and you’ve installed a new sink! If you’re like me and need a more detailed walk-through of disconnecting or reconnecting the plumbing, check YouTube, there are so many great videos and tutorials!

After years of looking through Pinterest, I have seen a fair number of farmhouse sinks, and something that I have always been drawn to is the custom look of a drip rail. 

Not only does the drip rail add a custom-looking detail, but it also catches any water that drips off the front of the sink, saving your cabinets and flooring from possible water damage.

Sink/faucet details 

ELEVATE Collection 

  • Parker 34” Double Bowl Quick-Fit Drop-In Fireclay Farmhouse Sink in Crisp White
  • Pfister Wheaton Faucet in Stainless 
  • Ashbee bottom grid in Stainless
  • Fireclay Care IQ Kit 

   SINKSENSE Accessories

  •  3.5” Stainless Basket Drain
  •  Stainless Disposal Flange

These curtains in my kitchen are my favorite!!! I get more questions about these curtains than almost anything else. I found them at Target last year, click HERE for this year’s version.

I am loving my new sink!! I feel like my kitchen has a completely new look by simply changing out the sink. 

If you have a project in your home that you want to tackle, but you’re not sure of how/where to start, start by researching. If I would’ve known that Sinkology offers drop-in farmhouse sinks then I would have tackled this project many years ago. I’m so glad that I finally have the sink of my dreams!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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  1. Where did you find those pretty curtains?

    1. I got them from Target, last year. I just added a link in the blog post for this year’s version of these curtains

      1. Thanks, I missed that but will check it out again.

  2. What a great addition to your kitchen. I love the farmhouse look. thanks for passing on the information and enjoy your new look.

    1. Thank you so much!!! Happy weekend, my friend!!!!💕

  3. Emily,
    What a great farmhouse sink! It’s the perfect solution for people who don’t want a huge renovation to get a beautiful new farmhouse sink. Your kitchen has come a long way from its original builder design. Great job!


    1. Thank you so much!!! Happy weekend, my friend!!!!💕

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