Published at Sunday, 11 August 2019. Undermount Sinks. By Jule Alling.
Whether your kitchen has a drop-in sink or an undermount sink will not, by itself, change the resale value of your home. Resale value`s "needle" is affected more by major changes in your home, such as additions, whole-house flooring, or finished rooms than by single elements such as a kitchen sink, bathroom vanity, or choice of paint color. As one building block of a highly valued "designer" kitchen, the undermount sink can be said to impart higher value to potential buyers than a drop-in.
Undermount sinks install underneath the sink`s countertop with special mounting brackets screwed into the counter itself. In granite or stone counters, the procedure is very stable and secure. However, in laminate counters with particle board cores, the stability is in question. Certain methods of mounting laminate sinks increase the reliability of the design.
Pros and Cons: Both styles have their advantages and disadvantages. Drop-in sinks are easy to install since they are simply set into the countertop cutout and are supported by a rim resting on the countertop itself. But because the rim is raised up above the surrounding countertop, water can spill out onto the countertop. Undermount sinks, on the other hand, have no problems with water spillage onto the countertop, since they hang down below the top of the countertop. They are considerably harder to install since their heavy weight is suspended from the bottom of the countertop with clips and adhesives.
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