How to Size a Kitchen Sink

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Sizing a kitchen sink requires you to take some very specific measurements of the area where it will ultimately go. Size a kitchen sink with help from the president and owner of Source Development Inc. in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source Guy, president and owner of Source Development, Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York and this is how to size a kitchen sink. So the first element that we want to consider is our sink base cabinet. In our case we have a 36 inch sink base cabinet so we're going to insert a 33 inch sink. So in our installation we're going to fit a 33 inch sink in our 36 inch sink base. So the overall dimension of this sink is 33 x 22 but if we were installing a sink in a countertop, our cut out would be the track dimension. So in this case it's 21 and 3/8ths by 32 and 3/8ths, so our cut out or rough out dimension would be 32 and 3/8ths by 21 and 3/8ths. If you were cutting out a countertop, you'd want to keep the radius at the corners, the reason being is if you cut the countertop square it would increase the chances of a break in the formica. So that radius actually keeps the formica strong, especially during expansion contraction which you do get normally in temperature deviations, especially in room temperature if you go up one, down one, you pour some water down the sink, it heats up the sink so there's always expansion and contraction issues that affect the countertop as well. Suppose you had a situation where you had an existing opening in a countertop and want to replace it with a sink. There's several different types of sink so the only variable that you have to be aware of is if for example you had an over mount sink on a stainless sink installation, you'd have to just make sure that the outer dimension of the overall dimension is larger than your opening, your counter opening so that it covers everything around the perimeter. And this was how to size a kitchen sink. This is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source Guy, president and owner of Source Development, Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York, helping you build a better life. Reach out to me on Facebook at The Home Source Guy. See you next time.

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