Does anyone have a corner sink?

lavender_lassAugust 5, 2010

I saw a kitchen with a corner sink in Kitchen and Bath magazine this month. It looks great with the corner windows, but does anyone have a corner sink? How do you like it? I like the extra light and views :)

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I love my corner sink, though it's not at a window. The advantages of a corner sink are:
- leaves uninterrupted expanse of countertop;
- allows tons of room under the sink for disposal, plumbing, storage, etc.
- allows room behind the sink for single handle faucet;
- uses what otherwise would be a dead space in a corner.

You must be careful not to install a dishwasher directly next to a corner sink. Put a cabinet between the corner sink and the DW--a trash pull-out is ideal in that location. If you put the DW directly next to a corner sink, you will be trapped by the DW door when it is opened.

Some people feel a disadvantage to a corner sink is that two people can't stand together at the sink. I have not found that to be a problem. First, because it hardly ever happens for me that two people need actually to stand there for any length time. Second, if someone needs to use the faucet while I am at the sink, so what, I stand aside for a few seconds.

You have to be careful about choosing the size of your sink for a corner. You will likely need to notch or scoop the sides of the base cabinet to fit the sink in at the corner. I would recommend therefore that you do not install a heavy sink like a fireclay apron front in a corner (though several on this forum have done so successfully). Instead, a sink made of stainless steel or silgranit would be fine.

I love my corner sink, and the advantages I've listed above. Any future kitchen I will ever have will also have a corner sink.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 10:47PM
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Ahh, the corner sink question! This comes up fairly frequently. I've linked a dozen or so threads concerning corner sinks:

Corner Sink questions
Corner Sink and Pull-Out Trash
Sink in a corner?
Corner-sink cabinet 36''or 42''for 33'' undermount
Can we talk Corner Sinks??
Show me your corner sinks, please!
Applicances on the diagonal, across a corner?
pros and cons of sink in corner
Any corner sinks?
Corner sink question
Corner sink or not

Marandall's album showing how her corner farm/apron sink was installed, including measurements.
Corner farmhouse sink

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 4:45AM
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