Undermount vs Overmount Sinks

Undermount vs Overmount Sinks

Kitchen Sink Showdown – Undercount vs Overmount – Which is Right for YOUR Dream Kitchen?

Choosing a kitchen sink is a big decision! It affects your kitchen's look, functionality, and cleaning routine. But don't worry, we're here to help you make the right choice.

Undercount sinks:

  • Installed beneath the countertop, which creates a smooth transition and a modern look.
  • It maximises countertop space, which makes it easier to sweep debris directly into the sink
  • Easy to clean – no lip to trap grime!


Installing it can be more complex and costly, and it's also limited to surface countertops (not ideal for laminate).

Overmount Sinks:

  • Installed on top of the countertop, with a visible rim around the edge. - Available in a wider range of styles, materials, and price points.
  • Easier to install, which makes them a popular DIY choice.


  • Rim can trap crumbs and dirt, which requires more cleaning.
  • May take up more countertop space depending on the style.

Which sink is right for you?

The answer depends on your budget, style, preferences, and countertop material. Consider how often you cook, how much counter space you need, and the overall look you're trying to achieve.

Need help deciding? Come visit the Inhouse Trade Centre website for a deeper dive into undermount and overmount sinks. We've got a team of experts and a wide selection of both styles to suit any kitchen!

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