If you’re looking to renew the look of your kitchen this spring, you could consider adding a new sink. Alternatively, you could also put one in your bathroom. Two of the options you could choose are drop-in sinks and undermount sinks. Let’s look at the differences between these sinks.
The Drop-In Sink
The drop-in sink is installed on top of the counter. Although you’ll see similar counters in both the kitchen and the bathroom, more often than not you will see these sinks in the kitchen. Two other common names for this style of sink are called top mount and self-rimming. The edge of the sink rests on the countertop itself and flows into the space, or the cutout, specifically made for the new sink.
The Undermount Sink
Undermount sinks are also gaining in popularity. They are distinctive for how recessed they look. Since undermount sinks rest below the countertop itself, they have an eye-catching low-profile design. The rims of undermount sinks aren’t as prominent either. Thus, it can be easy to overlook them unless you know that the rims are at the bottom of the sink instead.
Comparing These Sinks
Because drop-in sinks are more conventional and easier to find, they are also the more affordable option. Depending on your budget constraints, your new sink could be a drop-in and not an undermount. Then again, you might not only be updating your sink – sometimes more extensive work is necessary, especially if you intend to renovate your kitchen. As important as the fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom are, you might also want to change the look of your countertop, too. If that is your plan, you’ll want to have a drop-in sink, since these can blend in well with virtually any material you use for your counters. Plus, drop-in sinks are easier to install when you attempt to do it yourself.
All that said, undermount sinks are far easier to clean. If you have one in your kitchen, all you need to do is to collect the food debris in your sink and let the garbage disposal do the rest. Undermount sinks will also last longer, which is a valuable consideration if you do a lot of cooking in your kitchen.
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