Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks
Welcome to our Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks, where we will provide you with a simple formula to help you choose the correct size for your kitchen sink before making a purchase.
When shopping for a new sink, such as a copper kitchen sink, brass kitchen sink, or hammered kitchen sink, it's crucial to consider the size that will fit perfectly in your cabinet. This guide will help you make an informed decision.
Measuring Your Kitchen Cabinet
Our kitchen sinks are installed in the base of the kitchen cabinet. The size of your cabinet may vary depending on the available space and construction.
To determine the appropriate sink size, follow this rule of thumb: Take the size of your base cabinet (in inches) and subtract 3 inches. The sink you choose should be 3 inches smaller than the cabinet.
Sink base size (inches) – 3 inches = maximum sink size to purchase.
This rule ensures that undermount sinks, which are installed underneath the counters, have enough space. Although not visible, 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 properly.
For apron-front sinks, allow 1.5 inches of space on either side for the sink to sit in the base cabinet.
Types of Kitchen Sinks
There are three main types of kitchen sinks: undermount, overmount, and apron front.
Undermount Kitchen Sink: These sinks are currently more popular in the home renovation market. They are installed underneath the kitchen counters, offering a sleek and seamless look.
Overmount Kitchen Sink: This type of sink overlaps the kitchen counter. It is a more affordable option without compromising on beauty.
Apron Front Kitchen Sink: Apron front sinks are the most popular choice and come in a wide range of front apron designs. Check out our new collection of front apron copper kitchen sinks. copper kitchen sinks at Coppersmith Creations.
Choosing the Right Size
When deciding on the size of your kitchen sink, consider whether you are undertaking a completely new kitchen construction or a renovation where the cabinets and countertops are already in place.
New Kitchen Construction: If you are building a new kitchen and replacing both your cabinets and countertops, you have more flexibility in choosing any size kitchen sink you prefer, such as 24, 30, or 33 inches. At Coppersmith Creations, we offer standard 33-inch copper kitchen sinks, but we can also customize the size to fit your specific requirements.
Keeping Existing Cabinets & Countertops: If you are keeping your current cabinets and countertops, be cautious when selecting the size for your new kitchen sink. Use the formula described earlier in this Size Guide for Kitchen Sinks. Measure the base of your kitchen cabinet to ensure a proper fit.
At Coppersmith Creations, we provide a variety of kitchen sink options, including undermount brass kitchen sinks, hammered stainless steel kitchen sinks, and copper apron kitchen sinks. Our sinks are designed to meet your needs and style preferences.
Make sure your kitchen sink is the right size and type to create a functional and visually appealing kitchen space.