How To Measure For A Sink Grid (Step by Step Guide)

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It wasn’t that long ago that I had to perform this exact same process – to accurately measure my kitchen sink grid for some further DIY plans I was intending for my kitchen.

After researching and succeeding in measuring my kitchen sink to purchase the right sink grid for me, I was compelled to write and share my findings with all of my readers.

So here we go – this article will explain in detail – and step by step as well – how you can efficiently and accurately measure your kitchen sink.

Step by Step Guide on How to Measure For a Sink Grid

Before you search online and purchase that shiny new kitchen sink grid, you better make sure that it’s going to fit after it is has been delivered!

What’s required is to accurately measure the size of your existing sink, as well as any spare space you will need to use for those routine kitchen tasks.

Be prepared beforehand – this is what you’ll need before you start:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • And uninterrupted time to get the job done.

It is important to correctly measure your sink for two key reasons:

  • Determine the sink dimensions, and
  • Determine the drain location inside those dimensions.

Without further adieu, here are the four steps you need to complete this task:

Step 1: Measuring the Width

Using your tape measure, begin at the sink bottom wall on one side (slightly above where it will begin to curve), extend your tape toward the centre of the sink, and measure it to the opposite side.

This number will give you your width measurement – note this figure down on your piece of paper.

Step 2: Measuring the Depth

Repeat the exact same steps but this time commence from the front to the back of the sink.

This number will give you your depth measurement – note this figure down on your piece of paper too.

Step 3: Measuring Sink Drain Length

Using the exact same process, from one side, simply align the tape to the centre of the drain.

Then take the corresponding measurement from the facing side of the sink to the centre of the drain. This number will give you your sink drain length measurement.

Step 4: Measuring Sink Drain Width

Repeat this step from the front and back of the sink towards the centre of the actual drain hole. This number will give you your sink drain width measurement.

When you are done writing all these measurements down, you will now know the size of your sink and the drain hole’s exact location within the sink.

That’s How You Measure For A Sink Grid

Accurately measuring your kitchen sink will give you the flexibility to review and choose the right kitchen sink grid for your kitchen.

There is no worse (or embarrassing) feeling than having gone to all the trouble of buying an item, only to discover later that it is not the right size after all!

The main takeaways are to be well prepared beforehand, take your time to do the job right, and be patient when measuring and recording your kitchen sink.

It is also a good idea to repeat the process, maybe a day or so later, to re-confirm your figures are as accurate as possible.

And finally, I wish you all the best of luck with this job and all of your future DIY projects.