What size sink fits in a corner sink cabinet?

by Lisa

We are doing some of the work ourselves to save money on our kitchen. I am wondering what is the largest, or which size sink (single bowl, undermount, stainless) would fit for a corner cabinet. The diagram says it is a 45 Corner FD m with a 36 width and 36 deep.

I actually have another question. Since we are putting a single, stainless steel sink it, can you recommend a particular brand that is a decent sink but not TOO expensive. Some of them are so inexpensive but I know they will scratch easily and look cheap; but I also cannot spend that much either. Can you recommend a good one one for the least amount?

My answer:

The ideal size sink for your corner sink base is 25" wide - undermount or top-mount.

Any wider and you'd have to situate the sink so far back into the top you'll have to lean over too far to be comfortable using it.

However, you can customize the cabinet configuration to get up to a 32" wide sink. The sink base can be notched to accommodate the wider corners. Then a filler needs to be added to each side of the face frame fronts. The cabinets on each side of the sink will have to be shortened in width a little to fit with the addition of the fillers.

Here's a drawing to show how this can be done.

If you decide to do this, remember you only get one shot at it. You can't make a mistake!

I suggest you hire a pro to do it. If you're getting granite countertops or another solid surface where the countertop installers also install the sink, talk to them beforehand about customizing the cabinet.

I spoke to the sink salesman at my local Lowe's store about stainless sinks getting scratched. I was told you need to buy no less than an 18 gauge stainless steel...but ALL stainless sinks can show scratches. His recommendation on the best all-around brand for the money is Kohler.

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Mar 24, 2012
Thank you!
by: Lisa

Thank you so much for that in depth answer and drawing. I am so appreciative and I have to tell you, it was so nice of you to take the time to give me such a beautiful response.
We will probably go with a 25" sink and make no changes to the sink base. There's only two of us now. The kids are out of the house so we don't really need such a large sink anyway and it will be larger than the one I have had in this house for the past 23 years.
I have a decent sink in mind that I found online.
Thanks again!

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