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March 20, 2023

What Should I Know About Mobile Home Kitchen Sinks?

Would you like to know more about the sinks in mobile homes? Size? Styles? Types?

If you aren’t aware, it’s worth noting that mobile home kitchen sinks are different from sinks in a traditional site-built home. We’re going to get into more detail and discuss the depths and sizes of sinks in mobile homes and move on to different styles of sinks you can choose from. 

Let’s get started!

Depths & Types of Mobile Home Kitchen Sinks

Since countertops in mobile homes aren’t as deep as those found in traditional site-built homes, you need to make sure you are buying a sink specifically designed for mobile homes unless you plan on replacing the countertops too! 

But we’re going to just talk about sinks, so let’s get to the next part, which is discussing different depths and types of sinks:

Mobile Home Sink Depth

You will find that mobile home sinks come in a stainless double-bowl style with a 9-inch-12-inch depth. 

Double-Bowl Sink

Double-bowl sinks are the most practical type since you can wash dishes on one side, and rinse them off on the other side. 

There is another type of double-bowl sink that has one large bowl and one small bowl. This version is just as useful as the equal-bowl version in that you use the large bowl for soaking and the small one for rinsing.

Single-Bowl Sink

Farmhouse sinks are another name for single-bowl sinks. Because they only have one bowl, they are typically larger than their double-bowl counterparts.

There is no point in purchasing this type of sink if you do not already have a dishwasher installed in your home. This type of sink, however, can be great for soaking large amounts of produce, or even bathing the baby! 

Styles of Mobile Home Kitchen Sinks

Ultimately the type of sink you choose must be based on your needs and what look or aesthetic you are going for. Let’s go over some different styles of mobile home sinks:

1. Drop-in Sinks

A drop-in sink is a popular option, which simply drops into place from above your countertop, hence the name. Once it’s in place, all you have to do is tighten the screws and clips and you’re ready to wash the dishes. 

The lip that rests on your countertop to support the rest of the fixture is a distinguishing feature of all drop-in sinks.

2. Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks are on the other side of the spectrum from drop-in sinks. Instead of dropping them into place, you will raise them into their position from underneath.  

Another significant difference is that it does not come with lips, as drop-in sinks do.  Undermount sinks are almost always paired with solid surface countertops that match.

3. Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks, also commonly called “apron front sinks” are a show-stopper! These sinks come with one deep bowl that requires you to make modifications to the base cabinet so that it can accommodate the sink’s broader section.  

To accommodate the deep bottom of the sink, the cabinet’s front face will be shorter than the cabinet. So the cabinet modification is required to make room for the large bowl of the farmhouse sink.

4. Bar Sink

Bar sinks are smaller than traditional kitchen sinks. They are mostly single-bowl fixtures that can take on the style of any of the sinks mentioned above. 

Bar sinks essentially add functionality to any entertaining area in your home. You can use them as a prep station or a secondary kitchen sink in addition to serving in your home bar.

Materials for Mobile Home Kitchen Sinks

You don’t have to stick with one type of sink. The material and color of the sink also contribute to the overall design of your kitchen. Consider some of the most common options:

1. Stainless Steel

Because of its durability and low cost in comparison to other materials, stainless is a popular choice. Keep in mind that it scratches more easily than other materials and has more visible water spots, making it more difficult to keep clean.

2. Acrylic

Acrylic is also known as polycarbonate or durable plastic. It is lightweight for easy installation and reinforced with fiberglass and resin for durability and stain resistance. However, it is not as durable as stainless steel and should not be used with abrasive materials to avoid scratch marks.

3. Porcelain

Porcelain requires very little upkeep due to its nonporous nature. Because of the variety of colors and styles, it can be used in both traditional and modern kitchens. It can withstand more wear and tear than most materials, but keep in mind that it can crack and stain with prolonged use!

The Bottom Line

So, when it comes to mobile home kitchen sinks, they can differ in depth and style, and it ultimately depends on your budget and the look you desire in your kitchen! When you are picking out your sink, consider all these factors and you will be on the right track! 

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