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Originally published Friday, December 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

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Kitchen sink hung on the wall doesn’t offer storage space

If storage space is important, a kitchen sink that’s hung on the wall won’t help. Here is a look at the pros and cons of installing such a sink.

Scripps Howard News Service

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Q: I’m looking for a wall-hung kitchen sink, and so far I’m having no luck finding serious information.

Most people I’ve spoken to don’t understand what I want and try to show me more-standard kitchen sinks. I’m hoping you can point me in the right direction. What can you tell me about installing a wall-hung kitchen sink?

A: Since kitchen space is usually at a premium, many homeowners want the extra storage space that you’ll find under most drop-in-style kitchen sinks.

Also, if you’re looking to install a garbage disposal, the kitchen sink base cabinet will hide the unit, as well as providing extra storage space.

That’s why installing an open base wall-hung kitchen sink may not be practical for standard kitchens.

However, if you’re planning for a large kitchen with plenty of storage and place the garbage disposal on a secondary sink, why not look into a wall-hung kitchen sink?

Two things to keep in mind:

First, you may have better luck looking for a high-end utility sink with decorative legs. Decorative cast-iron utility sinks are often made for kitchen use as well as for use in a laundry room.

Also, since this is an open-base fixture, it will need to be roughed-in and installed with chrome- or brass-finish piping under the sink.

Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit


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