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Kitchen Sinks

What style sink is best for a kitchen?

Among the variety of sinks that are popular in kitchens, the three that stand out are farmhouse sinks, undermount and drop-in.

Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse or apron-front sinks are large, single basin (although two-bowl basins are also available), and have a wide exposed front which forms the exterior of the sink and counter. They are available in a variety of materials and can tend to be quite heavy so make sure that when you are choosing cabinets, they can accommodate the size and front “apron” of the sink.

Undermount Sink

Undermount sinks sit below the countertop so there’s more useable surface since the rim of the sink is not present, which also makes the counter easier to clean. These sinks are mounted from below the surface, and offer a clean, sleek and modern appearance which makes them favorites in new construction and remodeling projects. Because a precise opening in the shape of the sink is cut from the countertop material, a stable, solid-surface type countertop is usually required.

Drop-In Sink

Drop-in or self-rimming sinks are fairly easy to install, tend to be the most cost efficient and can be installed in most types of countertop materials. They have a rim that sits on top of the counter’s surface where a seal is applied around the edges; the only downside this style is that the rim prevents a clean sweep of debris and water into the sink. Drop-in sinks are versatile and available in single, double and three bowl options, they come in a large variety of styles from basic to high-end designs and materials.


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