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  • Farmhouse sink

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    Percent increase over expected values: 7.9

    Days sold faster than expected: 58

    These deep, rectangular sinks, also known as apron-front sinks, add to the rustic, craftsman style exemplified by barn doors and Shaker cabinets. They're usually significantly deeper than modern sinks that are mounted under the counter and they allow you to stand directly in front of the sink with no cabinets or countertops in between. They were most popular in Los Angeles.

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