How to Measure a Kitchen Sink and Cabinets

Buds, I would like to congratulate you on deciding to install a new kitchen sink at your home kitchen. You have made the right decision to change the old ones with a new one. Also, if you want to establish a whole new setup, you will need the measurement.

But do you know the measurement of your kitchen sink? It is imperative to see the sink measurement since this is tour first step towards selecting a proper kitchen sink.

As you are going to know how to measure a kitchen sink, why not see the measurement process of the kitchen cabinets? After all, it’s also an integral part of the kitchen.

So, let’s see.

How to Measure A Kitchen Sink?

How to Measure A Kitchen Sink

Measuring a kitchen sink is a reasonably easy task. To take the kitchen sink measurement, you will need to collect the following things at first:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Tape measure
  • Level

The analysis follows as:

Determining the Project

At first, you need to assess your kitchen sink installation project. If you are going to install the old one with a new one having the exact system, the process is pretty straightforward. Simply use the tape measure to know the length, width, and height of your old kitchen sink, and that’s it.

However, if you want to install a new type of kitchen sink, you may need to perform the next three steps.

Measuring the Present Sink

If you are using a countertop kitchen sink, measure its length and width. Moreover, for drop-in kitchen sinks, you will need to measure the sink opening underneath the cabinet. Don’t measure the opening from the above since the drop-in kitchen won’t give accurate measurements from the above.

Measuring Available Space

To determine the space available for your new types of the kitchen sink, you need to measure the area of the countertop and beneath the cabinet.

Use the tape measure to measure the wall to the countertop edge. It suggests the width of the new sink. But you will also need to place a sink faucet. So, we recommend you take the measurement of the faucet and deduct it from the previous one. This way, you will know the exact dimension of the new sink.

Measuring the Sink Thickness

The last thing you will need is to measure the depth of your sink. Use the tape measure to measure from the kitchen top to the bottom to know the sink thickness.

That’s all that you require to do for measuring the kitchen sink.

How to Measure Kitchen Cabinets?

How to Measure Kitchen Cabinets

If you already have a kitchen cabinet and want to replace it with a new one, you will require to measure the cabinet. The process follows:

  1. Firstly, you should use a tape measure to find the height of the kitchen cabinet. To do so, you will need to measure the cabinet height from the bottom to the top.
  2. Now it’s time to measure the depth of your kitchen cabinets. To find the cabinet depth, you need to measure from the front to the rear side of the cabinet.
  3. Following the same process, find the width of the kitchen cabinet.
  4. Lastly, you will need to take the measure of the additional accessories of the cabinet. These may include an oversized countertop, frame-less door, or a toe kick. Find the measurement of these appendages separately to get the most accurate measurements for your kitchen cabinet.

Note: You must take all measurements from the outside of the kitchen cabinet, not from the inside since these two will differ slightly.

How to Measure Undermount Kitchen Sink?

How to Measure Undermount Kitchen Sink

The measurement taking the process of the under-mount kitchen sink is almost identical to the regular kitchen sink except for the lips’ analysis of the under-mount one. Once you find the width and height of the kitchen sink, you will require to proceed with the lips’ measurement.

A kitchen sink lip means the space between the sink edge and the countertop edge. In general, an under-mount kitchen sink lip will not be more than 1 inch. But for accuracy, we recommend you measure it.

Read more How to Fix A Gurgling Kitchen Sink.


Measuring a kitchen sink and its cabinet is crucial for installing or replacing a new kitchen cabinet and sink.

That’s why we have tried to simplify the measurement process of the regular and under-mount kitchen sinks. We have also included the measuring method of the cabinet. We will be glad if this comes in handy for you.

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