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Counter and cabinet size guidelines

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When deciding on the right sink for your kitchen, you can either choose a sink that fits the existing sink cutout or if your sink base cabinet allows, expand the cutout by cutting away additional countertop material for a larger sink.

If you decide to choose a larger sink, you will need to understand the size of your cabinet and the depth of your countertop . Measuring each correctly will save you time and guide you into making the right choice.

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CABINET SIZE

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Most kitchen cabinets have a standard 24" measurement front to back. Make sure you measure your cabinet to ensure it's the standard size front to back. Next will be determining the minimum cabinet size.

Minimum cabinet size

DETERMINE THE MINIMUM CABINET SIZE

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  • Start by measuring the cabinet size under your existing sink or where the new sink will go.
  • Measure from gable to gable (left to right) Be sure to measure from OUTSIDE EDGE to OUTSIDE EDGE .
  • This is the minimum cabinet size.
  • All BLANCO sinks indicate the minimum cabinet size requirements.

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COUNTERTOP DEPTH

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Now that you have determined the cabinet size, now you need to know the countertop depth (front to back). Will you be keeping an existing laminate countertop? If so, you will likely need to choose a drop-in sink . The size of the drop-in sink you choose, will be determined by whether or not your countertop has a backsplash.

For standard laminate countertops with a backsplash

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A sink that measures up to 20 1/2" deep (front to back) should fit.

For standard laminate or stone countertops with NO backsplash

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A sink that measures up to 22" deep (front to back) should fit.

For undermount sinks in stone countertops

Consult your installer.

Correct measurements are very important to ensure that enough space is allocated for the faucet, fixtures and other materials behind the sink. Your installer will also consider the bowl depth to ensure there is adequate space underneath.


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