- When remodeling, be sure to match the number of faucet holes to the number of holes in the sink. Proportion of the faucet size and sink size is critical. You don’t want a tiny faucet on an oversized bowl or vice-versa.
- When buying a prefabricated sink or designing a countertop be sure to determine how many holes you will need in the sink or drilled into the countertop. If you have an undermount or integrated sink you will have holes drilled into your countertop, if you have a top mounted sink, you will have holes already determined in your sink.
- Before choosing a sink, determine how much space you will have to use. Make sure the sink will fit into the cabinet base, leave enough room to install the faucet and leave you enough countertop space for your bathroom products.
- If two people get ready for the day in the same bathroom, consider an additional sink in the bathroom if you have the space.
- Depth – you can purchase a kitchen sink for less money, but beware that it may only be 6” or 7” deep. The first time you try to put water in a pasta pot or wash a large pan and find that it doesn’t fit, you will be disappointed! 8” is standard, but most people find 10” preferable.
- Mount type:
- Self rimming or top mount sinks have a lip where the sink sits on top of the countertop
- Under mount sinks are adhered to the underside of most countertops.
- Apron front or farm sinks have the front of the sink is open and has a lowered exposed front (Farm sinks must be installed before we can measure.)