ALFI Brand Apron Front/Farmhouse Kitchen Sink - Double Bowl - 31.75-in x 17.75-in - Off-White is rated
Rated 3 out of
Not the best choice for a diy project
We ordered this sink for use in a diy renovation of a house built in 1989 planning to install it into the existing cabinet. The sink arrived without a template or any instructions on installation. My husband is extremely experienced in home repair and updates, but farm sinks require a different installation approach, and supporting documentation is key. Special structural additions need to be made to the base cabinet to support the weight of the sink, which can be up to 300 pounds with water, especially when you consider the cut made into the front of the cabinet to accommodate the apron. If you look at other choices by Kohler and Elkay, for example, there are masses of specs, installation guides, etc that can be downloaded for review beforehand and to use during the install. The sink is a good looking, solid product, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND another choice if yours is a diy project. Thankfully, Lowes was very understanding of the predicament and accepted the return. Excellent customer service in this case.
Date published: 2015-03-03