Sink Placement Can Make a Big Impact

Your new kitchen is going to be awesome.  We know it, and you know it.  But what you might not know, is that the placement of the sink can change the whole look and usability of the kitchen.  Whether it’s centered, under a window, across from the window, or just off to the side, it all makes a difference in how the rest of the design will go.

The Type of Sink

There are many different types of sinks available.  RTA kitchen cabinets come in standard sizes and are built to accommodate pretty much every type of sink available.  The major styles of sinks are round, square, double sided, deep basin, and deep double basin.  Any type you use is okay, and should match your personal preference.  If you want to have a garbage disposal, however, we suggest that you choose some form of double sided sink.  Don’t hesitate to contact our designers, whether for just a few questions or to help you design the whole process at

Placement of the Sink

Overwhelmingly, the trend is to place the sink under a window in the kitchen, if there is a window near the plumbing.  This is natural, and a good idea.  It creates the feeling of a harmonic kitchen, and allows natural light to flood the sink, which is an area that is used quite a bit.  It is also great for another reason—natural sunlight can also help to keep your sink free of some of the microbes that can live there.

If you don’t have a sink available under a window, we suggest that it be put at least one cabinet in from the edge of the countertop.  This is important for many reasons, not the least of which is that water coming over the edge of the sink does no damage to the countertop, but could eventually get in the cracks between the countertop and the side of your cabinet.  Placing the sink away from the edge will help you increase the life of our cabinets.  Of course, some people don’t listen to professional advice, and there are always going to be complaints, but overwhelmingly, our clients at RTA Cabinet Store are very satisfied with both our products and our advice!  Check out some of their comments at

Think About It Carefully

As we mentioned before, you need to think about the placement carefully, but you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  You’ve gotten some interesting information on sink placement and RTA kitchen cabinets, but how do you put it all together? Get help today with a free kitchen design consultation by one of RTA Cabinet Store’s professionally trained designers. Just go to or give us a call at (610) 337-5934 to get started!

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