"Our porcelain farmhouse sink hits the right vintage note, and it's deep and wide enough to hide stacks of dirty dishes when we entertain. The problem: Within a week we dropped, and broke, two nice glasses while washing up. And the carnage continues."
How to cope: Cushion falls—and shorten them—with a thick plastic sink mat. And start saving your skin and your cash by donning a pair of nonslip rubber gloves.
Next time: Get farmhouse style without those cold, hard landings: Think about buying a basin in more forgiving Corian, copper, or stainless steel.