There are three basic types of kitchen sink installations to consider if you’re renovating. If you’re planning your kitchen from scratch and have the freedom to choose any installation, you have a lot of great choices.
Which kitchen sink is right for me?
We offer quality kitchen products including a range of kitchen sinks catering to all kinds of homes, uses, and design considerations. Please also be aware that your choice will also affect your costs, kitchen design, and functionality.
Common Kitchen Sink Considerations:
- Do you have the room for a double sink?
- Do you wash large pots? Is your sink deep enough to do so?
- Do you need draining space?
- How often are you likely to use your sink for washing up if you have a dishwasher?
Types & Styles of Kitchen Sinks
There are four main types of kitchen sink installations to consider and if you’re renovating your space. If you’re planning your kitchen from scratch and have the freedom to choose any installation, you’re spoiled for choice.
Inset sinks are installed to the top surface of your kitchen counter. These types usually include a drainer and sit comfortably inset into the kitchen counter top, with a thin lip visible.
Inset sinks are also known as top mount sinks.
Undermount sinks are installed underneath the kitchen counter and are most common for deep sink types.
Flushmount sinks are installed to sit flush with the kitchen counter top. This creates a sinuous, modern and uninterrupted line from the counter top to the edge of the kitchen sink. These types are easy to keep clean with no thin edges for soap scum or germs to accumulate.
Butler/farmhouse sinks are installed underneath the benchtop, but with the front of the sink showing at the front of the cabinet.
If you need help choosing the best kitchen sink for your home design, talk to your local Reece experts. We have a fantastic range to help you choose the best kitchen sink for your home.