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How To Buy The Correct Sink

While sink shopping, you are looking to replace the most used hardware in your home. There are certain things you need to take into consideration. The most important being a sink that is the right fit for your cabinet.

Next is to choose the installation type that is compatible with your countertop's material. Also, the configuration and number of bowls in the sink you choose need to be picked with amount and type of use in mind. After considering all of these options choosing your sink will be much easier.

The sink size
The first step to choosing your kitchen sink begins with identifying the space that you have to work with. The kitchen sink can only be as large as the cabinet below it allows. Having a dishwasher or other stationary appliances will also dictate the amount of space available for your sink.


Sink Installation Types:
Over-mount sink
Also known as top-mount sinks. Can be installed on any counter-top material. Dropped into the countertop hole. Installed with rim over the countertop. Easy to install due to reduced work required on the hole cut-out. Easily replaceable with sink of similar or larger cut-out size.

Undermount Sink
Most common sink installation type. Installs under the countertop. The inner sink bowl is flush with the countertop edge.

Apron Sink
Farmhouse sink are installed differently than standard drop-in or under-mount sinks, so planning ahead to make sure you've got the right materials. We suggest a custom kitchen cabinet for the apron sink.

 
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