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At Kol Marble and Granite, your beautiful new countertops will be perfectly cut to fit your kitchen exactly. When redoing your kitchen or bathroom countertops, it is a good opportunity to consider changing out your sink as well, since the countertops can be cut to fit any sink.



How to Choose the Right Sink for Your Kitchen



There are a few factors to choosing a sink, but the first and most important is size. If you are not planning on redoing your cabinets, the sink you choose must fit into the existing cabinets. Measure your sink base and then subtract 1.5 inches per side to find out the maximum size your sink can be. The allowance is necessary to mount the sink securely. Depth is also a factor, since a deeper sink will hold more items, but will require more bending so might not be suitable for those with poor backs.


Additional tips on how to choose the right kitchen sink size include:


  • Position the sink closer to the front edge of the counter for comfort and access.


  • Basin depth and drain location can influence the amount of space available under the sink for things like garbage disposals and filtered water systems.


  • Make sure you have enough counter space on either side of the sink for food preparation, especially in a corner location.



Secondly, you must choose the type. There are under-mount sinks, overmount sinks, and apron sinks available, and a variety of materials to choose from. Keep your lifestyle and budget in mind when choosing quality materials, since your sink cannot be changed once your countertops have been cut.



Drop-in kitchen sinks (or top-mount, self-rimming sinks) are set into a hole cut into the countertop and are the easiest to install. Drop-in sinks sit on top of the counter cabinet and have a raised, rounded edge to help keep water and debris inside the sink.



Also known as apron-front sinks, the deep, wide, basins of the farmhouse kitchen sink are perfect for washing large pots, pans. The front of the sink replaces the front edge of the countertop cabinetry, creating a decorative panel out of the sink design itself. Adding a touch of chic country charm, farmhouse sinks are available in a variety of sizes and materials. Some models are available in stainless steel for a more contemporary look.



Undermount sinks are attached below the countertop and create a flat surface, making work-area cleanup easy. The sink wall should be installed to line up against the finished edge of the countertop to provide a seamless drop from the counter into the sink.



For new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom at an affordable price, contact Kol Marble and Granite today.