How to Choose the Right Size Kitchen Sink

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How to Choose the Right Size Kitchen Sink

There’s nothing easy about making decisions. Just like it is with choosing a house, it is important to choose the right kitchen sink since you’ll end up with it for a very long time. To this end, here is a comprehensive list of all you need to consider before choosing your kitchen sink.

Kitchen Sink Style

Several mounting styles are available for homeowners to choose from. These styles majorly influence how the kitchen sink is placed and installed. To help you in your decision-making process, what are the common sink styles you can consider?

Undermount Sink

This sink style has an edge which is mounted beneath the countertop rather than above it. This style gives the kitchen a smooth, suave look and also provides extra space for you to work with.

Drop-in Sink

This sink style is commonly referred to as either top-mount or self-rimming and is a popular sink style in many homes today. It is possible to place it in an existing space cut out from the countertop itself. The edge over which it hands then serves as the space for hanging it.

Apply Primer by Dabbing Against the Wall

If you’re painting a surface that has not been painted for long, it is always advisable to go for a separate primer. This will help you cover the flaws in the surface and also give you a suave, long-lasting finish. Leaving the patches unprimed will leave conspicuous dull spots and cause your surface to appear botched. In the process of applying the primer, don’t just brush it gently across, dab your brush against the wall.

Apron-Front Sink

Also called a farmhouse sink, this design is large and resembles a tub. Usually, it is custom-made and it boasts an exposed front which can extend past the counter line. Before installation can proceed though, an extra counter and a cabinet space will be cut out.

Integrated Sink

This type of sink is built using the same material as the countertop and this eliminates any seam or noticeable separation. These sinks are usually custom-made and it requires the installation of a new countertop.

The Usage of the Sink

How often do you intend using the sink? Do you have a large family or you live alone? The function and intended use should be paramount when considering the choice of sink. For instance, if you install an undermount sink, you’ll easily clean your counters by simply sweeping dirt and residue into the sink. A double-bowl sink allows you to peel vegetables while washing dishes.

The Size of Your Kitchen

Without a doubt, this is another important factor to be considered when you want to install a kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, a large sink might just be a disservice as it’ll both limit your counter space and your cabinet space.

Generally, experts believe that a 24 inch-wide sink is ideal for kitchens up to 150 square feet. Also, apron-front sinks usually appear wide and it might steal all the attention if installed in a small kitchen. Meanwhile, an undermount sink of the same size will be less conspicuous.

Consider the Surrounding Area

Be sure to check out what the area looks like. Are the other features in sync with the intended kitchen sink? Look out the counters, the stove, the cabinet, the backlash, etc. and check to see how it’ll be in proportion. Also, take a good look at the surrounding window above the sink. Matching these two elements well will provide you with such a nice view.


On a final note, it is important that you factor all these into your budget. This is, perhaps, the most important consideration. How much do you have to spend? Will it be available all at once? If you’ll be employing the service of a professional, be sure to discuss your budget at length.

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