How to choose a farmhouse sink for your kitchen. -- not all sinks are the same. There are two types of enameled kitchen and bath products — Enameled Cast Iron and Enameled Steel. Enameled Cast Iron is the super durable stuff that vintage farm sinks are made from — those sinks that are decades old and still look perfect. The much cheaper Enameled Steel option is prone to chipping, denting and rust,
A fifty dollar Craigslist farmhouse-style cast iron enamel sink refinished for only 225. It was polished, chips patched, and the bowl coated in a bonding epoxy. No re-glaze required! Total? $275, cheaper than the IKEA version but has a lot more character!