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Old 11-01-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Does anyone have any experience with installing/having installed under-counter sinks? I'm remodeling a small kitchen. Basically, I'm wondering how I pick out a sink. It will be an undercounter model. Does it need to have holds for the faucet? Most don't. Is that typically mounted right through the counter nowadays? Is there a general trend towards both sinks being the same size? Some have one that is smaller. How do I know if a certain height will give me enough room for a garburator?

If anyone has any guidance I appreciate it.

 
Old 11-01-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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If you think about an undercounter sink, there is no "edge" of the sink itself to install the faucet on. So it has to be installed on/through the counter.

I've seen equal size sinks and one larger than the other. I would much prefer the one larger if it was big enough to handle my big frying pan and cookie sheets.

I don't know what a garburator is.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have one - didn't do the work myself. I love it! I have one big sink rather than two side by side. If you have one, you can't have a garbage disposal, but I don't like those things anyway. If you want a disposal, you have to get the double sink.

Yes, the holes for the faucet, the overflow and (if you want one) soap dispenser go through the countertop.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 02:47 PM
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I have one - didn't do the work myself. I love it! I have one big sink rather than two side by side. If you have one, you can't have a garbage disposal, but I don't like those things anyway. If you want a disposal, you have to get the double sink.

Yes, the holes for the faucet, the overflow and (if you want one) soap dispenser go through the countertop.
We have a single bowl sink and have a disposal. Been that way for 10 years now.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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We have a single bowl sink and have a disposal. Been that way for 10 years now.
Me too. It was in there when we moved in. It's been there since '96 or so, I think. I should replace the rubber collar baffle but I know that as soon as I do the whole thing will die.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We have a single bowl sink and have a disposal. Been that way for 10 years now.
Perhaps code is different where I live, or has been updated. We remodeled our kitchen last year and that's what I was told.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: california
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I replaced the double bowl and disposal with a large single bowl sink and love it.

There is a lot more room than before, and I don't miss the disposal at all.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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I have big and little sink. If I were to redo it again I would do two big sinks and the disposal in the center in its own sink
Or two big sinks side by side. Always undercounter
 
Old 11-01-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I have one large sink and one smaller sink, undermount , side by side. No garberator. I use a composter outside for my fruit and vegetable peelings. Works for me.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 09:31 PM
 
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Does anyone have any experience with installing/having installed under-counter sinks? I'm remodeling a small kitchen. Basically, I'm wondering how I pick out a sink. It will be an undercounter model. Does it need to have holds for the faucet? Most don't. Is that typically mounted right through the counter nowadays? Is there a general trend towards both sinks being the same size? Some have one that is smaller. How do I know if a certain height will give me enough room for a garburator?

If anyone has any guidance I appreciate it.
I don't use garburators. It's just one more thing to maintain/repair, and it's bad for the pipes. If it has to be garburated, it shouldn't go down the drain, IMO. (I have an old house.)

I have loved not having a garbage disposal since I got rid of it years ago. Don't miss it at all. More room under the sink.

I like having two sinks, since I hand wash some dishes and need the other side for rinsing w/cold water. I used to have one large side and one small one. I liked that. Now I have 2 equal sized sides. I like that, too. If I had my wish, I'd have two HUGE sinks side by side.
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