Your sink choice is restricted by the size of the cabinet and counter top. Measuring each correctly will help you save time and guide you into making the right choice.
Counter and cabinet size
- Measure the cabinet size under the existing sink or where the new sink will go.
Measure from gable to gable (left to right) See Diagram A. Be sure to measure from OUTSIDE EDGE to OUTSIDE EDGE.
This is the MINIMUM CABINET SIZE.
Only a sink with this cabinet size measurement or smaller will fit.
Many sink manufacturers will tell you the minimum cabinet size required for each of their sinks.
- Most kitchen cabinets are standard 24" measurement front to back. The width (front to back measurement) of the sink that can be used is determined by this measurement and whether or not the counter top has a back splash. See diagrams B and C.
- If the counter top has no back splash and the cabinet is of standard size, a sink that measures up to 22" deep (front to back) will fit. See diagram Diagram B
- If the counter top has a back splash, a sink with front to back depth of up to 20-1/2" will fit. See Diagram C
With standard cabinet size of 24" and counter top with no backsplash:
- A sink of up to 22" depth should fit.
With cabinet size of 24" and counter top with a backsplash:
- A sink of up to 20 1/2" depth should fit.