Kitchen sink - choosing

Choosing your perfect sink

As the kitchen sink is seen as the heart of the kitchen, it’s the perfect starting point for creating your dream kitchen. Let your imagination run free with a range of fabulous options to help you maximise space and accentuate the look of the entire room. There are however certain functional considerations to take into account and the following information will help to ensure that your ideal sink is the perfect fit for your ideal kitchen.

Installation formats

Sinks can be installed in 3 ways depending on your kitchen worktop and your preference:

Inset Sinks

Inset sinks

This classic method of installation involves your sink being installed from above into a pre-prepared hole in your worktop.

It gives you the widest range of sink shapes, sizes and styles to choose from, so you can be sure that there is an inset style sink to suit your kitchen.

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Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks

Particularly pleasing when combined with granite, wood or solid surface worktops, undermount sinks allow for smooth, uninterrupted surfaces. Fitted underneath the work surface, it gives an edgeless finish that is easy to clean and is perfectly integrated into the kitchen environment.

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Belfast Sinks

Belfast sinks

With today’s modern fitted kitchens with granite and solid surface worktops, a ceramic Belfast sink fits wonderfully with any kitchen design.

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Franke sink cabinet width

Measuring your cabinet width

It is essential to correctly measure the cabinet width where your sink will be installed. The bowl, or bowls in the case of a multi-bowl sink, will need to fit into this space. Each sink will show a cabinet size, and your cabinet width needs to be equal to or greater than the stated measurement.

Bowl configurations

Bowl and drainer configuration

The type and position of your bowl depends on how you intend to use your sink. If you like room to clean large items like grill pans, a larger single bowl may be best for you, or for a multi-functional purpose, you may prefer the versatility of 2 separate working bowls. For multi-bowl undermount sinks, it is important to decide which side you require the smaller bowl.

The drainer location is also an important consideration. For many sinks you will need to choose the specific version you prefer - with drainer on the left or right hand side. Whereas other sinks are reversible which indicates the drainer can be positioned on either side. Please check which format suits your kitchen best before ordering.

Additional information

Sink model codes

Model Codes Identification

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Ariane | ARX 160 D | Stainless Steel | Sinks

Ariane ARX 160 D

Cabinet Size:
600.00 mm 
Length Overall:
598.00 mm 
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