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RE: Need help finding a 30-inch single bowl sink (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: laurie_2008 on 06.05.2010 at 10:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

Two years ago, we bought our 30" single bowl ss 16 guage undermount sink from home center.com (see link posted below). I have been very happy with it! Below, you can see how we cut out a portion of the sink base so it would fit into our 30" sink base. It really did not effect the strength or stability of our base. Dh is a structural engineer and he is very picky about details like that.
Hope this helps!
-Laurie

In this pic, the left side has been notched out. After taking this pic, we notched out the other side.
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Our 30" sink now fits into the 30" base.
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Cabinets under window are in place. Space to the left is for dishwasher.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Linea Aqua


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RE: 27' sink (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: lovlilynne on 08.11.2009 at 08:02 am in Kitchens Forum

Ok, I've owed this picture. They put in the window last Wednesday, but not the bottom trim until Friday, and I painted it Saturday:

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It fits! (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: lovlilynne on 07.16.2009 at 02:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi, soapstone was installed yesterday, and the fabricator got my sink to fit. This picture is with just the holes, I'll try to take another one once the temporary faucett is installed, but this gives you an idea of how it looks. It is a little tight in the back, but at least it all fit without modification to the sink!

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RE: 27' sink (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: buehl on 06.06.2009 at 03:53 am in Kitchens Forum

LovLiLynne...add another 1.25" for overhang and you have 25.25" to work with. However, most fabricators set the sink back 3 or 4 inches from the edge of the counter (mine is set back 4").

Question: Is the 20.75" the total depth of the sink or the interior? If total, then some of that will be under the countertop and will not "count" as part of the interior/visible depth. If it is the overall or total depth, then assuming you have a 1" rim all around, that means the interior depth is probably 18.75"... (Just checked, the interior of your sink is 18.75")

25.25" - 3.5" strip = 21.75"
21.75" - 18.75" = 3"

You will effectively have 3" of space behind your sink for your faucet. But, if you plan a tiled or granite BS, then subtract the thickness of the tile + backing or granite from that 3".

You also want to be sure you've picked a faucet whose handle will fit & work its full range in that space as well. Faucets like the Vinnata allow you to mount the handle in front, thus allowing you to put the handle where it will not be obstructed by the back wall.

Note: If your sink is in front of a window down to the counter, you will gain an inch or two due to the "recess" of the window...but don't count all of that toward handle space since you don't want the handle to hit the glass!

OTOH, if your sink is in front of a window that's raised above the countertop, then you will probably have to subtract the sill overhang from the 3" (but then you won't have to subtract the BS since it will be included in the sill depth....it certainly won't stick out past the window sill. Unless, of course, the window has no sill.)


If you have a deeper than normal sink, I recommend you either increase your overall counter depth on that run by 3" or do a 3" or 6" bumpout of your sink cabinet.


This all probably sounds very complicated.

My advice to all of you is to mock up your sink and associated fixtures well before counter template.

  • Get a piece of plywood or heavy-duty cardboard and cut it to the size of your sink cabinet + countertop.

  • Then, place your sink template on the plywood, be sure to leave a 3-1/2 to 4 inch strip in front of the template.

  • Next, place your faucet, soap dispenser, air switch, instant hot faucet, filtered faucet, etc. where you want them.

  • Cut holes in the plywood/cardboard and "mount" the fixtures.

  • Is there room not only to have the fixtures, but also room to manipulate them?

Quite a while ago, probably 12 - 18 months ago, someone posted a picture of their mocked up sink & fixtures...all mounted on plywood. I wish I could remember who it was. (Does anyone else remember or have a clipping of the post & picture?)


Kiminne... If it helps, the interior dimensions of the large bowl of my double-bowl sink are 21-3/8" x 18-3/4"...very close to yours. I can fit a lot in that bowl...including all my pots, pans, & cookie sheets. Here are a couple of "sink in action" pics to give you an idea of space:

Cookie Sheet is 19" x 12":

Results of my marathon baking session last June...the first use of my kitchen! (Granite countertops were only installed on the sink side at the time.)


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RE: 27-inch sink cabinet okay? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: lovlilynne on 07.23.2009 at 08:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a 27" cabinet, and I got the biggest sink I could fit in there (maybe a little too big - but it fits). There was another thread on this with some good pointers - like making a template of your sink, faucet, etc. (which I hadn't done because I had already ordered the sink!) and info about other things to consider - like if you are having a backsplash or if the sink is under a window (because of the sill) when deciding on the size of the sink bowl.

One thing that I think would have been nice (but would have just cost too much extra) was having a bump out. That would have aleviated any worry about the room for the faucet behind as well as given me some extra room under the sink. Because of my tight space, my bump out would have had to be straight out corners (not the angles), and I would have had to pay extra for it as well as counter top, etc., and I just didn't love the looks enough to do it.

Lynne

Here is a link that might be useful: 27


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RE: 27-inch sink cabinet okay? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: positano on 07.23.2009 at 04:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are some pictures, but the faucet is crooked! The granite guy had to take it out to put in the windowsill and it didn't go back in correctly.Plumber is coming back to reinstall.
The sink fits a lot. There is a full sheet pan with lots of dishes and pots in the last picture. It is fairly deep so you don't see them from the top.

Hope that helps!

From April 2009

From April 2009

From April 2009

From April 2009


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