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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Kitchen Sink

Haven't blogged about sinks in a bit. About 15 years ago, the major trend in sinks was under mounting or placing the sink under the counter without a seam. Although sinks still follow cabinet sizes(25,33,38), the new trend is larger single bowls to accommodate the large dishes.

When buying a sink, check the gauge or amount of nickel in the product. This is usually demarcated by a number, 18 is decent and 16 is the best. Finish and undercoating are also important as well as the depth. Franke, Perrin & Rowe, Shaw and KWC are decent brands available at Yale, but so is Blanco and Elkay, which are not.

Have a look at a few:


  1. It's not necessarily so that the deeper the sink the better Steve.

    Anyone with a bad back and a 12" deep sink mounted under the countertops will attest that sometimes deeper is too deep.

    Ditto for tall people.

    Be careful to measure your sink AND the counter thickness before you decide.


  2. Good point..Nice to hear from you, Peg