Can you retrofit a traditional farmhouse sink in standard base cabinets?

Yes, it can be but is not recommended. Please talk to your professional installer as traditional farmhouse sinks can be installed in standard base cabinets but it will require considerable modifications. We recommend you read the manufacturer's installation guide and review the specific sink's products specifications sheet to ensure all the measurements will work given your base cabinet size, plumbing lines, countertop, and kitchen accessories such as garbage disposal and faucets.

Steps may include:

  • measure the countertop and mark new cut lines or install a new one
  • use the sink as a template for cutting the countertop
  • build the base cabinet support structure.
  • get new cabinet doors to cut down your existing cabinet doors to fit (some people skip the cabinet doors and install curtains below the sink).

Check out our collection of retrofit farmhouse sinks that have a shorter apron and can be installed under-mount in standard kitchen cabinetry. You can also view this collection of top-mount or drop-in fireclay farmhouse sinks that can be installed in standard cabinetry.

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