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IKEA Farmhouse Sink Review

What to know before buying the Ikea farmhouse sink Domsjo- how well it cleans, how functional it is, and if it’s the right investment for your kitchen.

As we’re getting closer and closer to having this house “done” (okay, really… is a house ever actually done?), I’ve been thinking I should write posts every now and then answering a lot of the questions I usually get about some of the decor and furniture and fixtures we have already in our house.

The other week, I shared all about our jute rugs (and how super fabulous they are but they’re not for everyone). But I get a lot of questions about our IKEA Domsjo farmhouse sink too. I figured, since we’ve officially had it for 4 months and given it lots of test drives by now, I’d spill my thoughts on it.

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I’ll tell you point blank. I LOVE THIS SINK!!!

I mean… it’s not hard to compete with what we had before.

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But I’m officially convinced that I want this sink in every house we ever have forever and ever.

It is so much easier to wash dishes in, especially with the high neck Pfister faucet we have with it, because it is so deep and wide and practically like a small bathtub on the kitchen counter. (It almost makes me ready to have another baby just so I can give baby baths in it.)

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So far, we’ve had no scratches or staining on this sink. And we’re not at all easy on it. We scrub pots and pans in it every single day. That’s not to say scratching and staining isn’t possible, but we’ve had no problems in our experience.

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The IKEA farmhouse sink that we have in particular is, as far as I could find, the cheapest farmhouse sink on the market at $312. And that’s hardly more than a cast iron drop-in that’s usually about $200, so to me, that’s worth it.

The tricky part was definitely installing it, but I found this handy dandy video that helped a ton when Robert and his dad cut out our formica countertops and wrangled it in place.

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For keeping it clean, I generally can scrub it down with some Comet cleaner about once a week, and it’s sparkling white. But it rinses very easily between cleanings.

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Since it is porcelain, cracking is possible, but so far so good for us. The only downside is dishes can break easily in it, which we didn’t have that problem with our stainless steel sink. The other day I broke our coffee pot accidentally and had to go an entire day without coffee. The humanity!

We also found out this summer that it’s the mack daddy accessory to backyard veggie growing.

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Basically, I puffy heart love this thing. In case you haven’t figured that out by now. IKEA isn’t sponsoring this post or anything like that; I just thought it would be good to pass along how things are going with it.

If you missed our kitchen makeover a few months ago, you can see the full kitchen reveal here.

I’ll be sharing a couple more status updates about some of the other items around our house that I often get questions about. Want to know about any others? Do you have a farmhouse sink too? Do you absolutely love it as much as I do?

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  1. My new sink is coming in 2 weeks and a new kitchen.
    I am so excited.
    Are you happy with the faucet?
    Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us

    1. Yaaaay! I hope you love it as much as we do! I’m very happy with the faucet. No issues at all so far and it’s very easy to work with. I read some reviews where the magnet wears out over time and the nozzle doesn’t always clip back into the faucet neck, but ours has been great since we installed it 6 months ago.

  2. Hi I’m thinking of getting this sink, but you said you were able to use this sink on a Formica counter, but your counter looks like it’s concrete. Did you change out the counters?

    1. Hi, Margie! They are actually Formica underneath. We cut into them and mounted the sink and then we put a concrete skim coat on top. 🙂

  3. Yes we have this sink also and oh how I ❤️love it too!! It’s big and user friendly.. I too have broken some dishes in it and after having it for just over a year now, there are a few small scratches on the bottom of one of the sides..this is the one that is frequently used, but it’s hardly noticeable & doesn’t alter the function at all! If I were to redo a kitchen ever I would definitely put this sink in,in place of a stainless steel one!!!

  4. The last home we built, our Lakehouse, had three of these IKEA sinks. In the kitchen was the one you pictured, with the divider. And in the laundry room, and guesthouse kitchen, the single sink. I LOVED them. We lived there full time for 4 years, and I would do them again in a heartbeat. I used a little baking soda on a damp cloth, to remove any little grey scratches that occurred from time to time. Looked brand new again. I never chipped and only lost a couple of glasses at the start. It taught me to slow down when I washed, and I would often think of those who ate with us as I did dishes. Some of the best construction choices I ever made. Some dimension issues with our cupboards so measure well. Our IKEA was often sold out, so you know they are popular!

  5. I’m tickled u used formica countertop. I did too in our complete kitchen remodel. I have had several friends that flip houses and they actually thought at first look that it is granite. It is so much cheaper and gives u more money to put into other areas. I really enjoy reading ur blog. Have a great day.

    1. Formica has definitely come up in the world. I know some formica that actually looks like marble now. Crazy! Thanks so much for the love, Rita!

        1. Hi Hannah,
          The countertop was from the builder when we initially bought the house so I don’t know what it was. Then we concreted over them!

  6. I’m off to IKEA to buy this sink! Thank you for sharing all your thoughts on everything you do. I love your style and look forward to all your posts. I’m building a new house and will be hacking a lot of your ideas and suggestions.

  7. Is this considered a drop-in style or under-mount? I’m considering laminate counter tops and need to make sure that will work for this sink. I love it!

    1. You can actually install it either way. We installed it as a drop in (except had to cut out the top of our cabinet where the faux drawer used to be. But I’ve also seen people install as an under-mount. The countertops under our concrete skim coat are actually laminate too.

  8. What do you think about the raised section on both sides of the faucet? Is that harder to clean or keep dry than a flat surface? Seems like soap or other residue could build up there.

    1. I like it! It helps a lot to drain any water that collects around the top of the sink. While I’m cleaning the basin of the sink, I just wipe down the raised section with a sponge while I’m at it and it gets rid of any soap or residue. It’s not hard at all.

  9. I have to say its rare to see one with two sides. I really do not like the ones that are just one big open section. So hard to wash and cook at same time. But yours looks super awesome! Glad you enjoy it! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I totally agree about the big open section. I love that we have two sides, one for dirty pans and one for cleaning in.

  10. Thanks for sharing, I’ve been wanting a farmhouse sink & I think you just helped me make up my mind. Faucet looks great too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  11. We have an IKEA sink just like yours! I ❤️ it too! We have had it for about four months and just got one for our son and his wife. They love theirs too! We had a stainless sink, and I hated it for too many years! I do use Bar Keepers Friend soft cleaner. Works great! I was afraid the comet would be too abrasive. Love, love your blog and your creativity shows in every post!

    1. I haven’t had an issue at all so far, and actually washing in it is much easier since I have more room than I did in our old sink.

  12. I chose the same sink but in the smaller size for our lake house. I absolutely love it and have had no problems at all with it. After having it, I know for sure that I’d never pay $$$ for this style sink if we ever decided to add one to a future kitchen.

    Just wanted to chime in to give your readers a second thumbs up to this product. 🙂

  13. I too, love this sink. It’s beautiful & affordable. I’ve had mine for a few years now & just recently chipped the right edge because I dropped a glass ???although I’m probably the only one who would notice the chip.

  14. Lauren, I have had a porcelain sink in my kitchen for almost twenty years,and though not a farmhouse sink, I love it. Mine is three sections with a prep sink in the middle.
    I have a cleaning tip for you. Rather than the abrasive cleaner, try putting liquid DISHWASHER soap on a damp sponge. The dw cleaner will get rid of pot marks and stains. I also use baking soda if I need a little more abrasive. It not only cleans but dissenfects and won’t dull your surface.Rinse the baking soda down the drain with white vinegar. It foams and instantly cleans your drain and disposal. This will protect the finish on your porcelain. ?

  15. So I have this same sink and I feel the exact same way about it! I tell my husband all the time that I don’t know how I could ever go without a farmhouse sink after living with one and using it everyday. It’s a total game changer and I’m so glad we, meaning I ;-), chose to go with this sink!

  16. I had a farm sink in our California house. I loved it! It was a Shaw brand and expensive. It would have been good to know about your brand though. My sink was all open no divider. It was great for washing anything. Farm sinks are the best and so pretty! ❤️?

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