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Types of Kitchen Sinks that will fit in a Sink Base 

Are you undecided about a kitchen sink? Then look no further than your base cabinet. The first step in selecting a kitchen sink style is to determine whether it will fit into your sink base. Next, determine the look and functionality of the kitchen sink. You ultimately want a type of kitchen sink that is aesthetically pleasing and can fulfill practical purposes for the rinsing of fruit and vegetables,  hand washing, cleaning utensils and appliances, and any other use that you may have for it. Before you make your final decision, let’s explore the different types of kitchen sinks that are suitable for a sink base.  


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Top Mount Kitchen Sink 

Top mount sinks are also known as drop-in sinks because they are fitted into the countertop from an overhead position. The shape of the kitchen sink is cut into the countertop and the kitchen sink is then dropped in for an exact fit. The sink’s rim – where the sink joins the countertop – must be sealed with silicone to ensure that no water passes through. Due to its ease of installation, you can fit top mount sinks by yourself.  

An additional benefit of electing for a top mount sink style is that your countertop material choices are endless, as it is the rim that bears the weight of the sink. The reduction in counter space caused by the rim is, however, a  disadvantage of this style.  


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Under Mount Kitchen Sink 

The under-mount sink received its name from its placement locale – beneath the countertop to be exact! Its location ensures that it is perfectly supported by a  suitably sized cabinet base. The many strong points of this particular type of kitchen sink include that it is easy to install and practical with a design that is smooth and glossy. However, it must be composed of durable materials such as quartz and granite to maintain its strength and robustness.  


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Flush Mount Kitchen Sink 

Flush mount kitchen sinks are installed so that they are completely level with the kitchen countertops, with the base cabinets used as a supporting structure.  The sink and countertop are made individually and then attached during the fitting process. The application of grout between the countertop and the kitchen sink ensures that they remain firmly connected. Using grout in a  matching shade creates a seamless merger of both components. 

Flush mount kitchens sinks are beneficial because there are no protrusions or gaps where excessive dust and grime can accumulate. An added benefit is that flush mount kitchen sinks give your kitchen a sleek appearance. However, be prepared to budget for it accordingly, as it is a pricey addition to your kitchen hardware.  


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Integrated Kitchen Sink 

An integrated kitchen sink is designed so that the basin and countertop merge into a single unit made from identical materials. There is no visible boundary between the countertop and the sink, which creates a smooth surface with no seams. A key benefit of an integrated kitchen sink is that it provides a smooth and continuous work surface that is easy to clean. The drawbacks, however, are that they are costly, must be custom-built, and suppliers are scarce.  


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Farmhouse Kitchen Sink 

The farmhouse kitchen sink style has a distinctive apron front that hangs over the edge of the kitchen counter. Crafted from copper, ceramic, or stainless steel;  the farmhouse sink is a popular choice for rustic kitchen designs. Farmhouse kitchen sink pros include their enlarged width and depth and their chic and charming aesthetic. Disadvantageously, its bulkiness and heaviness reduce counter space and require the use of a heavy-duty countertop.  



Now that you’ve chosen a kitchen sink, you’ll need a base cabinet to match. As luck would have it, Nelson Cabinetry is the expert craftsman of a kitchen cabinet sink base that is of timeless design and excellent quality. Do you need to know more? I’m sure you do! Dial 832-998-6598 for a FREE quotation on kitchen cabinets that always fit the bill! 


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