Sink Design

September 26, 2017
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Guidelines for Measuring a Custom Stainless Steel Sink or Copper Sink

To replace a sink using an existing cabinet (with or without a new countertop) you need to collect and record a few key measurments. Draw out a simple sketch before you start to record your information.

(1) Measure your existing sink:
  • A - Measure the sink width (i.e. left to right) from sink edge to sink edge
  • (not the flanges)
  • B - Measure the sink length (i.e. front to back) from sink edge to sink edge (not the flanges)

  • C - Measure the sink depth (i.e. top to bottom) from top of the sink edge to bottom surface of the sink.

  • If you are considering a larger sink, you will also need the following measurements.

  • D - Measure the sink front clearance - from the countertop front edge to the front edge of the sink (not the sink flange)
  • E - Measure the sink rear clearance from the back edge of the sink (not the sink flange) to the wall. If you have a backsplash, include it in your measurement.
(2) Measure your existing cabinet (your countertop may have to be removed):
  • F - Measure the cabinet opening width (i.e. left to right) from interior cabinet edge to interior cabinet edge

  • G - Measure the cabinet opening length (i.e. front to back) from interior cabinet edge to interior cabinet edge

Note: If a larger sink is desired, make sure to look at the cabinet corner bracing (if any) located at the top corners of the cabinet interior. Measure from center to center of the braces both left to right and front to back and note the measurements. A new sink should allow for a 1" minimum clearance on all sides.

For new sinks deeper than the existing sink, make sure to look over the existing plumbing to evaluate whether it can accomodate the new depth and be adapted.

(3) Fax us your sketch and any details or comments for a quote!

    Digital photos are also a good way to reference your questions - simply email them to us at info@specialtystainless.com.