After working on my home rehab for almost seven years, I am breaking down and doing the kitchen remodel in my unit, finally.
My home is a Queen Anne Victorian, estimated age 1895, and a duplex. I live in the lower. I have a pantry with built-ins, and a hutch in the kitchen area. I have an old farmhouse kitchen sink that looks like this:http://www.katyelliott.com/blog/uploade ... 716546.jpg
(only mine is in pretty bad shape. I have re-enameled it once, and lost half my brain cells. The enamel is peeling again)
Before you all try to talk me out of it, it's got to go. I have not learned to love it, neither has my back. I cook a LOT, so a better sink set up and dishwasher for that five foot wide wall is a necessity.
That being said, after I found out how expensive country sinks/farm sinks aka apron front sinks are, I almost ditched the idea, until I found an affordable one at a merchant that will remain nameless for fear of further flogging by you all.
My issue is that the sink calls for a 24" wide country sink base cabinet, and the cabinets I am looking to purchase don't have a country sink base in this width. The sink is sooo affordable I can't seem to scratch it from the plans.
So my question is, is this something that can possibly be rigged to work? Other ideas/suggestions?
Just to give a bit of background, my old house was my first home purchase at age 29. The home spent 17 years before that owned by a slumlord. Since purchasing it, I have removed and reinstalled new cedar lap siding, completely landscaped the backyard, did a completel remodel of the lower bathroom, and two bedrooms, refinished maple wood floors, rebuilt a front porch, and many other little improvements here and there. The lower kitchen is one of the last things to do, along with upper unit bathroom. I don't have a lot of money, so being "historically accurate" can be tough at times. However I do try my best. The kitchen currently has one wall cabinet and one base cabinet and that's it, and these are circa 1970, aka "ugly". The new cabinets I am purchasing will match the existing pantry cabinets which I believe could be original. So the country sink is also a nod to the past, even if it will be next to a dishwasher.
How do I make this work? Unless someone has an idea for cheap country sinks elsewhere? (They are typically $1200 - $1500 at Kohler or American Standard).