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Kitchen sink replace with new counter - what size?

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Old 11-17-18, 10:32 PM
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Kitchen sink replace with new counter - what size?

I have a 1970 built kitchen with old basic plain cabinetry made from birch I think. I want to replace the counter, but want to buy a sink first.

Is there anything special I should know before buying a sink with regard to size and stuff?

I think I have a standard stainless steel sink right now although it's old and a top mount 2 sink type.

I want to replace it with an undermount good quality sink, but I'll need a new counter top for the undermount since mine is a cheap formica counter from the 70's. If I'm replacing the counter top as well, do I have to worry about size or can I just pick out a sink now and get the counter top later?

Are they all pretty much a standard 31 inches or so?

I plan on having a new counter installed in the spring, but want to buy the sink as a xmas gift.

the inside of the counter underneath measures about 34 1/2 inches.

the sink on there now is 33 by 22 inches from OUTER corners of the top mount sink.


1. Is there a big diff between 18 vs 16 gauge steel? I want at least 18.

2. Does brand make a big diff?

3. $200 for a "good" sink?

what else to consider?

thansk
 

Last edited by Brian1900; 11-17-18 at 10:50 PM.
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Old 11-19-18, 06:52 AM
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1. Is there a big diff between 18 vs 16 gauge steel? I want at least 18.
Metal thickness varies inversely by gauge number. The lower gauge number is thicker. 16 gauge is thicker than 18 gauge.

The sink dimensions must fit the sink cabinet.
 
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