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The Benefits of an Undermount Kitchen Sink

Updated on July 3, 2011

Undermount Kitchen Sink

The Undermount kitchen sink is the hot trend in kitchen decoration these days. It looks more attractive than the older ones with the rim on top of the counter, it takes up less space, and it makes things easier in the kitchen. It also gives your kitchen counter a seamless, sophisticated appearance.

I don’t know about you, but the bane of my existence is the rim surrounding my kitchen sink. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get rid of all the dirt. I have been known to take a toothbrush to the rim. Undermount kitchen sinks are recessed and have no rim for dirt to collect under, everything goes into the sink. If I lived in a house and could replace my sink with an undermount one I would. For now, all I can do is dream...

Types of Undermount Kitchen Sinks

The undermount kitchen sink comes in many different types. The most popular is the stainless steel sink but it also comes in granite, copper, brass, and cast iron.

In terms of everyday use, granite and other stone sinks are the most resilient to heat and scratches and they are resistant to stains. A copper or a brass sink requires the most upkeep and it’s not the best choice of a kitchen sink, unless you want a small one used exclusively to prepare food.

Installing an Undermount Kitchen Sink

Installing an undermount kitchen sink is quite simple but it requires time and patience; cutting corners will not make for a successful installation. It is recommended that you have a professional cut the hole for the sink out of your countertop.

The video below gives you step by step instructions. In addition, your sink will come with detailed instructions for installation. Proper installation is essential though because a full sink can weigh up to 100 pounds; you also want to make sure that it is watertight.

Five Reasons You Should Have an Undermount Kitchen Sink

  1. There is no sink rim on top of the counter to collect dirt and food particles.
  2. It looks attractive, sophisticated and modern.
  3. It can be installed by a non-professional.
  4. It takes up less space on your countertop.
  5. There are many different types of undermount kitchen sinks available.

Choosing a Good Sink for a Granite Countertop


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  • American_Choices profile image


    6 years ago from USA

    Our rim at the back of the sink constantly collects water and now I have noticed the water actually leaks underneath. I wondered where the moisture was coming from. The bane of cleaning and the bane of the moisture - just another reason to update your sinks and faucets too! They make some really cool faucets nowadays.

    For your information, copper is a natural antimicrobial so while it does require more care, it also is a great place to run ozonated water over your fruits and vegetables.

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    David Smith 

    7 years ago

    The seams around the kitchen drain are gone. Now undermount kitchen sinks have a smooth, pure basin. A seamless flow from granite countertop to the drain. No...

  • sminut13 profile image


    9 years ago from singapore

    nice, it is definitely food for thought for those who are planning to build a house and all. thanks for sharing.

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    Susan Keeping 

    9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Thanks for commenting Julie, they look cool don't they?

  • Julie-Ann Amos profile image

    Julie-Ann Amos 

    9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

    Interesting designs - hadn't ever heard of these!

  • Uninvited Writer profile imageAUTHOR

    Susan Keeping 

    9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Thanks for commenting.

    Lol, MindField, I didn't even notice...not a biggie :)

  • MindField profile image


    9 years ago from Portland, Oregon

    That should be "of the day" above. Shouldn't make comments before I've had my tea.

  • MindField profile image


    9 years ago from Portland, Oregon

    I am dreaming, too, UW, for the day when I can make vital changes in my home. Meantime, I'm collecting articles about what I want. This is going at the top of my stack. Thanks!

  • RVDaniels profile image


    9 years ago from Athens, GA

    Very informative and well written, thanks.

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    9 years ago

    Yes, these are wonderful and soon I plan on installing one myself in my kitchen. Thanks for this great hub.


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