Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

How far back should the sink sit?

Posted by sprengle1 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 22, 09 at 23:47

I'm sure there was once a thread talking about how far back off the front of the counter a sink should sit. But I can't find it! I'd read about how it affects the ability to reach into the sink and to the faucet.

How far off the front edge is your sink?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: How far back should the sink sit?

in most cases, the "set back" for an undermount or self rimming sink is 4 inches.
this is measured from the very front outside edge of the stone, to the front
inside wall of the sink bowl. The 4 inch dimension can vary though, as sinks
do have variation in the overall depth (from front to back) but (around) 4 inches is kind
of the standard in the industry.



RE: How far back should the sink sit?

Thanks, Kevin.

After reading your reply I realize I probably should have noted that my sink is a drop-in. Would it still be roughly 4" fron the front outside of the countertop to the front inside wall of the sink anyway?

RE: How far back should the sink sit?

I would say the minimum possible. The further back it is, the more you have to reach or lean into it. Mine is a little less than 3". I had it pulled as far forward as possible, but it is an undermount which means that the rim can sit on top of the cabinet box and overlap. Better love your sink though. ;-)

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here