Kitchen sinks come in all shapes and sizes. However, the most common standard is 30” wide with one bowl. The depth, or measurement from top to bottom, is most commonly between six and eight inches. When choosing sink size, one needs to consider the function of the sink and also the space available.


If your kitchen is small, a smaller sink may be called for. You have to consider the scale of all the design elements, and a large sink in a tiny kitchen will not only look odd, but will eat up a lot of counter space.

Also, a sink with an apron extends to the front of the counter, giving you more space behind the sink. This may or may not be desirable for you.


If you cook a lot and use large pots then a larger and even deeper sink may be welcome. However, consider who will be working at the sink, as a short person may be uncomfortable reaching into a deeper-than-average sink.

For some, a two-bowl sink is important. Two bowls make dish washing easier, but if you rely heavily on the dishwasher, then you may not need or want a two-bowl sink.

If you spend a lot of time cooking and washing dishes, then bigger is probably better, and more than one bowl will likely be welcome. However, look carefully at how much counter you have on either side of the sink, as you will need some space to put things waiting to go into the sink or that have just come out of it—like a drying rack.

Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Langley, BC, is your source for everything custom cabinetry related. As the 2019 winner of the Vancouver Consumer Choice Award, they pride themselves on stellar customer service to match the quality of their cabinets.

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