How-To: Install a Drop In Kitchen Sink

Kohler Kitchen Sinks
Kohler Kitchen Sinks

Is it time to update your kitchen sink but don’t know where to start in this process?  Below is our step by step  tutorial on installing kitchen sinks.

  1. Most kitchen sinks come with a template to trace onto your countertop. Your placement should be no further than 4 inches from the edge of the counter, and at least 2 inches from the back wall. Lay it down, and use 2-inch masking tape to outline the edges underneath the template, leaving an inch showing from beneath the template. Use a marker to trace the outline. If no template is used and you measure out the dimensions of your sink by hand, you’ll have a rectangle with squared off angles. Most sinks aren’t shaped like this, so you’ll need to estimate the curvature of the corners. If you can, you may want to try placing your sink upside down over the outline to trace the corners accurately.

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