I decided to start by replacing the old porcelain sink in the kitchen. It was in terrible shape and no matter how much I scrubbed it, it always looked dirty. Since the kitchen is where we prepare most of our food, it's the place that I also want to keep the cleanest.
My husband and I live in a rambling old farmhouse on the coast of Maine. It's a fixer-upper and every month, we have a list of projects we try to tackle. Because of my spleen issues, we moved up the kitchen projects. Farmhouse sinks are divided sinks. You can wash the items in soapy water and then rinse them in the other portion of the sink without losing your soapy water. Very smart and economical.
The big decision is what type of division do you want? There are all sorts of proportions available. I often have big pots and pans to scrub. Things like giant roasting pans. Therefore, I chose a copper farmhouse sink that was a 75 to 25 split. Other farmhouse copper sinks are split 50 to 50.
I also chose one that had a design on the front. My mom is from Italy and the etched designs reminded me of sinks that I saw in Italy when I visited her relatives. It also spruces up my kitchen, which has very simple decor.
Needless to say that I needed a big sink. We don't have a dishwasher. Since we would have to rewire the entire kitchen to have one, we won't be having one any time soon! I have a huge family and they all come to dinner at least once a month.