Choosing the right sink size
|This fact sheet is intended to help expose some of the hidden
considerations necessary to choose the correct size sink for your
vanity cabinets. Many of the same principles apply for kitchen
sinks as well. Using these guidelines will result in a functional,
visually pleasing, and structurally sound finished product that
will withstand the tests of style and time. This fact sheet is
in direct reference to Kohler under mount sinks, but may be applied
to most vitreous china, cast iron and stainless steel sinks.
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Kitchen sinks, sink sizes, bathroom sinks
- Measure the actual cabinet opening.
Remember to observe bracing.
- Measure the TOTAL size of sink including
rim and add 1/2" for variable tolerance.
- Measure faucet base, add approx. 3/4"
Remember variables such as splash thickness, and possibly bowed
Kohler 2209 sinks are
generally used in furniture
Kohler 2210 sinks are generally used in 22 inch deep vanities.
Kohler 2211 sinks are
generally used in 24 inch deep
vanities or vanities designed in
the "bump-out style."
The 24 inch measurement of a 24" cabinet is the OUTSIDE dimension
of the cabinet frame. There needs to be enough INSIDE room in the
cabinet for BOTH the sink and faucet. Note that the thickness of
the backsplash often further reduces the usable interior size of
The upper-front brace is usually cut away to a minimum size, but
is necessary to provide strength, so it cannot be removed. Different
manufacturers use different types of front bracing, and some cannot
be cut away as much as others. A tolerance factor is ALWAYS needed
to adjust for the best fit. If your sink "just fits" into
the cabinet, it will be too big.
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