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  • Under-Mount vs. Drop-In Sinks for Your Kitchen Renovation

    April 1, 2022
  • The first choice to make when choosing a sink for your kitchen countertops is between an under-mount or drop-in design. Before you make a quick decision, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of both styles of sinks to choose the one that fits best for your home. Our countertop and sink experts at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in Glenarm, IL have years of experience helping homeowners choose a sink that fits perfectly with the design and needs of their kitchen space. Keep reading below to see which sink you should choose when renovating your kitchen.

    Kitchen Countertop Space

    You may forget that countertop space is something that much is factored in when choosing a new sink for your kitchen. With under-mount sinks, the basin is installed just below the countertop, maximizing every inch of space for cooking and cooking, making it a perfect option for any homeowner. For drop-in sinks, a thin rim supporting your sink is placed on top of your counter, taking up a small amount of space that goes otherwise unnoticed by homeowners. Depending on the size of your kitchen and the dire need for countertop space, choosing an under-mount or drop-in sink is a decision our experts at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. can help with. Visit our Glenarm, IL location today!

    A beautiful under-mount stainless steel sink with a pull-down faucet and new countertop in a residential kitchen in Glenarm, IL.Kitchen Space for Cleaning Dishes

    Having enough space to clean your dishes, even if you have a working dishwasher, is essential for most homeowners when looking for a new sink. Under-mount sinks are the perfect choice for creating an easy space to clean due to their flush design that starts at the edge of your countertop, making it simple to wipe any crumbs or leftovers right into the sink. Drop-in sinks, however, tend to be shallower than under-mount sinks, decreasing the space for dishes and becoming a magnet for food buildup in the lip hanging over your countertop. For help choosing the perfect sink for your kitchen needs, speak to our experts at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in Glenarm, IL.

    Ease of Installation

    When it comes to ease of installation, drop-in sinks take far less time for our contractors at Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. to complete than under-mount sinks. While sink installation is a quick process in itself, drop-in sinks are the best choice for homeowners that need a quick and efficient sink replacement without having to worry about the type of countertop they have in their kitchen. Under-mount sinks, on the other hand, require specific countertops that can support the weight of the sink with continuous use. For more information on the installation process on our sinks, call our Glenarm, IL warehouse today.

    A white under-mount sink with a place three-hole mounted faucet in a residential kitchen in Glenarm, IL.Resale Value

    If you’re looking to sell your home in the future, choosing a sink that is going to increase the value of your home is something every homeowner should consider. There isn’t a large gap in the resale value of either an under-mount or a drop-in sink, however, there is a clear preference that homeowners are leaning towards. Under-mount sinks, thanks to their smooth designs and customization options, are the best way to increase the value of your kitchen and overall home. While under-mount sinks are on the rise in popularity, drop-in sinks are still preferred among many homeowners and can be a great option for your home. Call Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in Glenarm, IL today at (217) 483-2514 to browse through our under-mount and drop-in sink options.