Trying to find the right sink to use for your kitchen remodeling, why not try an undermounted sink. The one thing that separates these kinds of sinks from the rest is that the rim is completely hidden. The average kitchen sink is mounted in place from above– an undermounted kitchen sink is installed through the bottom, completely hiding the rim. There are even sinks that can be installed either way.
Installing an undermounted kitchen sink allows your counter to have a smoother and more seamless kitchen design. This would be ideal for those whose chosen kitchen sinks do not match the color or the design of the counters.
Here is a short list of the advantages and disadvantages that come along with the use of an undermounted sink for your kitchen remodeling:
- You give yourself visibly more counter space since the rim is not in the way.
- It is easier to clean your counters by wiping dirt and clutter straight into sink since the rim is not blocking the way.
- It is much more visually appealing and allows you to install a sink that would otherwise clash with your kitchen design. This allows you to use a professional quality kitchen sink without worrying about wrecking your kitchen theme.
- Undermounted sinks have a tendency to cost more than regular sinks.
- Mounting these sinks will be much more difficult. DIY installation is not recommended as placing it incorrectly can lead to drastic repair costs should it fail. Kitchen sinks bear a lot of weight from water, dishes, pots, pans, tableware, etc.
- Regular sinks have stronger support as the rims are placed above the counter.