Kitchen Sinks For Your Mobile Home
While upgrading their mobile homes most people often choose to install a new sink in their kitchen to make it more useful and appealing. There are many models of mobile home kitchen sinks to choose from, but before you make your purchase it is important to be well informed about the different models available.
The counter tops in the mobile homes are generally not as deep as in the kitchen in your home. Due to this reason, a standard kitchen sink will not fit in your mobile home. The most popular choices of mobile home kitchen sinks are the 17" and 19" deep sinks.
The 17" deep sinks have faucets coming up through the counter. There is no provision for the faucets to be included in the sink unit itself. These 17" sinks were popular in the past and they can be found in most old mobile homes.
The 19" deep sinks are now the most popular option among mobile home owners. These sinks have two drilled holes in the back which are useful for installing the water line and sink faucets. These 19" sinks also cause lesser than the 17" sinks, making them more useful.
Choosing between 17" sink and 19" sink for your mobile home kitchen
In the case of 17" sink, the owner faces the disadvantage of having water leakage. This usually happens when the faucet washers fail, the water then starts accumulating under the countertop unless specific provision has been made to secure the area around the faucet with adequate waterproof material.
If the mobile home owner chooses the 19" kitchen sink, then he has the advantage of having his faucets and water lines coming out of the sink. This drastically reduces the risk of water accumulation below the counter top.
The 19" sinks also can be modified a little by adding in a 4th hole in addition to the existing 3 predrilled holes sink. This 4th hole will allow you to include an air gap for your dishwasher, if you want your dishwasher pipes to be connected with your sink pipes. Alternatively, your faucet's sprayer can be accommodated in the 4th hole.
Buying your mobile home kitchen sink
There are now a lot of online stores that offer different models of kitchen sinks. These sites make it easy for the mobile home owner to select the kitchen sink of his choice by comparing the features and prices of different brands and models.
1) www.mobilehomepartsstore.com - This site offers a large variety of kitchen sinks in varying dimensions including the most picked size of 33" x19"x 6".
The price range starts from $69.97 for a 33"x19"x6" stainless steel mobile home kitchen sink from Elkay Kingsford. This sink has two separate bowls with dimensions of 14" length and 14" width. It is a top mount model with covered corners having a 3 ½" opening for drain pipe.
2) www.menards.com - This site features two models of sinks for mobile homes.
The first model is a FrankeUSA manufactured product which features two sink bowls with dimensions of 33"x22". It has 4 predrilled faucet holes and has a depth of 6.5". The sink is a drop in model and is priced at $96.99.
The second model featured on the site is a SB style sink which has been reinforced with fibreglass. This feature makes cleaning easier and also helps to retain water temperature for a longer duration. The dimensions of this kitchen sink are 33"x19"x7" and it comes with 3 predrilled faucet holes and a 3 ½" drain opening.
Since this model is top mount model, the mounting hardware is also included in the product. It is priced at $144.99 and is available in three different colours - almond, black and biscuit.
3) www.completemobilehomesupply.com - This site features different kitchen accessories including faucets, range burners and exhaust fans. The sinks featured in this site come in two different dimensions - 6" deep and 8" deep. Both these models feature two separate sinks that offer greater convenience to the user.
The length and width of the sinks are of the standard 33"x19" dimension. The price of the 6" deep kitchen sink is $94.99 whereas the 8" deep kitchen sink is priced at $97.99.
4) www.amazon.com - This site offers a wide variety of mobile home kitchen sinks for the users to choose from. Most models featured on the site are two bowl models which are available in different colours and dimensions.
DKS01J this model featured on the site is a product of Lyons industries and is priced at $76.06. This is a 33"x19"x9" mobile home kitchen sink which has two separate sink bowls and 3 predrilled faucet holes.
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