How do I replace an etched double bowl kitchen sink in granite hole?


I have an etched double bowl kitchen sink that needs to be replaced in an existing granite hole. Short of spending $4000 on new granite how can I replace that sink?

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  • on May 30, 2021

    Do I understand right - is it an under mount sink in the granite? Is it stainless steel? These can be replaced while keeping the countertop. :)

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 30, 2021

    Hi Kelley

    Here is a couple ideas to help you out

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on May 30, 2021

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  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on May 30, 2021

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  • Em Em on May 30, 2021

    Not clear on wording. Replace the sink since it is etched? You can refinish the sink with a kit you paint on and seal if that is the problem.

    • Kelley Gray Kelley Gray on May 30, 2021

      Yes, i have done that on two separate occasions. Since it gets a lot of use in kitchen it is pealing again. I don’t want to paint it again. I want a ss sink now.

  • Dee Dee on May 30, 2021

    Find a fabricator who can cut the sink out of the granite. You may have to replace it with a top mounted sink, but way better than getting new granite. If you have an undermount sink it comes out.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 31, 2021

    Hi Kelley,

    Do I understand the problem correctly that you are in need of a brand new sink, and you would like an undermounted stainless steel one, but you have not yet found a new one to fit the existing opening in your granite countertop?

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    • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 01, 2021

      Thanks for replying.

      If you have already checked local retail stores and on-line sources for ready-made sinks, and have not found one with the size that you need, I suggest that you now contact kitchen planning services, or countertop businesses. They should be able to come to your home and take precise measurements of your existing sink and will be able to advise you on what is available to fit your countertop opening with an undercount installation.

      Many brands of kitchen amenities, although not sold in retail stores, are available for purchase on a special order basis.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 31, 2021

    Keep in mind that all stainless steel sinks are not created equally. Generally lower priced ones are thinner, lightweight, and do not have as durable a finish compared with higher end brand-name models.

  • Kelley Gray Kelley Gray on May 31, 2021

    I understand!

  • Is your sink undermount or is it formed as part of the granite counters? If it's undermount, you can replace it with almost whatever you'd like. If it's part of the counters, then yeah, you'd have to replace the counter too most likely.

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