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Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks


In this Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks we are going to give you a formula for getting a correct size for the kitchen sink before you make a purchase.

While shopping online for your new copper kitchen sink, one of the most important consideration you have to keep in mind is the size of the sink that you need to buy which will fit perfectly in your cabinet.

Ideally we recommend you must consult with your kitchen renovation expert as to what exact size of the kitchen sink should you buy, however, in absence of any such advise this size guide should be handy reference for you to make an informed decision while purchasing your copper kitchen sink.

Measuring Kitchen Cabinet to get the Size for your Kitchen Sink

Our kitchen sinks are installed in the base of kitchen cabinet. The size of your kitchen cabinet might vary according to space in your kitchen and the construction of the kitchen cabinet.

As a rule of thumb, take the size of your base cabinet (in inches) and subtract 3 inches. The sink size you choose must be 3 inches smaller than the cabinet the sink sits in.

Sink base size (inches) – 3 inches = maximum size of sink you should buy.

This rule of thumb gives you the exact size of the sink you should be looking for. The reason for this is that under-mount sinks need to be mounted underneath the counters. You cannot see it, but there is a 1.5-inch lip of the sink that needs to adhere to your counters on each side. Therefore, you need at least 3 extra inches for the sink to fit into your base cabinet.

For an apron-front sink, you need 1.5 inches of space on either side for the sink to sit in the base cabinet.

Types of Kitchen Sinks

There broadly three types of kitchen sinks: undermount, overmount & apron front.

The undermount kitchen sink

The undermount kitchen sinks are more popular these days in the home renovation market. The undermount kitchen sinks are installed underneath the kitchen counters.

Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks
undermount copper kitchen sink

The overmount kitchen sink

The overmount kitchen sink overlaps the kitchen counter. These are relatively less expensive but no less beautiful.

Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks
overmount kitchen sink

Apron Front Kitchen Sink

The third sink type is Apron Front Kitchen sink. These are the most popular kitchen sink type and are available in wide range of front apron design at Coppersmith Creations. You might want to take a look at our new front apron copper kitchen sinks.

Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks
Apron Front Kitchen Sink

Choosing a Kitchen Sink Size

When making a decision on kitchen sink size you must also consider whether you are having an entirely new kitchen construction or a renovation wherein the kitchen cabinets are already in place.

New Kitchen Construction

The new kitchen construction means that you are completely building a new kitchen including replacing both your cabinets and countertops. If this is what you are doing then it gives you more flexibility to choose any size kitchen sink you might prefer like, 24, 30 or 33 inch.

At Coppersmith Creations we make standard 33 inch copper kitchen sink, however this is not the only one size that we can offer. In fact we can make any size copper kitchen sink against order that will fit your space requirement.

Keeping cabinets & countertops

If you are keeping your existing cabinets and countertops then you have to be extra cautious while choosing the size for your new kitchen sink and in this case you will use the formula already described above in this Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks wherein you need to measure the base of your kitchen sink.

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