Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

Posted by momand3boys (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 12:06

Ugh. I just realized that my current 36" sink base is going to become a 33" sink base. And I thought I had EVERYTHING figured out perfectly!! (with a slight smirk on my face)

My KD said that in order for me to have a 32" sink, he'll have to cut the sides of the cabinet for it to fit. He said that it's common. Is this true? Will it ruin the integrity of the sink base?

I'm a bit disappointed that I will have to shove all the same stuff into my smaller base now. What a dilemna... I hope this is my only issue... Really. Fingers crossed.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: 32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

We did this on our previous remodel and for 2 sinks in our new home, and they all seem fine. The decades-old sink that we took out when doing our remodel was done this way in really cruddy old builder's grade particle board cabinets, and it held up fine. We used drop-in sinks, so I don't know if that makes a difference.


RE: 32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

It's quite common to have to cut down the side partitions for a new sink. Just only notch as much as is needed to accept the sink, you should be fine.

RE: 32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

It's mostly fine, but the reality is that you will NEVER be able to change the sink out, and yes, it voids the warranty on your cabinets.

RE: 32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

I imagine it would void the warranty on just the sink cabinet, right?

RE: 32" sink in a 33" cabinet?

I do 32 inch sinks in 33 inch bases everytime I need the extra room for one reason or another.

Doesnt void my cabinet warranty.. I tell the company I want "scooped sides" and they do it for me...

 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