Where should your sink's drain be placed?

October 07, 2016 3 Comments

solid copper kitchen sink drain

When picturing a kitchen sink, most of us imagine a perfectly symmetrical design with the drain located middle-center.

Few know, that moving the drain just inches to the right or left of center may provide benefits greater than keeping with the classic center design. Here are three key reasons you can appreciate having an off-center drain in any Havens copper or stainless steel kitchen sinks


  • Prep, Wash, and Dry at the same time! For those who prize functionality, the off-center drain has many of the same benefits as a double-bowl sink. Just like a double-bowl sink, an off-center drain allows you to prepare food on one side of the bowl, while dishes dry on the other. This feature removes the hassle of juggling the cooking and cleaning processes, leaving more time to enjoy your meal.
  • Dishes at the Bottom, not Water! In some sinks, a wrongly placed dish can block the water flow. Havens sinks are designed to send water directly to the drain, regardless of its location. This means when using an off-center drain, you’re able to place dishes in the center of the sink while still allowing sink water to be removed from the basin.
  • Disposal & Storage! Possibly the greatest feature in an off-center sink drain is moving your plumbing and disposal into one consolidated corner underneath the sink. This not only maximizes under-sink storage capacity for chemicals and supplies, but allows for alternatives like pull out trash bins and drawers, leading to an even more convenient workspace.

With fine craftsmanship and expert design, Havens Metal is able to customize any type of copper or stainless steel kitchen sink to fit your design needs. Having an off-center drain changes the way we work and organize kitchen space, making it easier than ever to prep, wash and dry in one convenient location. 

3 Responses

Ashton S.
Ashton S.

November 11, 2016

We came across your site looking for the ability to design a sink with custom options and I have to say, the level of customization that your company offers is second to none. My wife and I are currently in the middle of a kitchen remodel. She is left handed and uses the sink the majority of the time so I’m considering left side drain placement on our sink. We’ve considered a double bowl as that would accommodate to the way she uses the sink. I will be contacting you on Monday morning to go over some options for our sink. Thank you

- Ashton


November 01, 2016

Well written, I’m considering a new sink and the right rear drain placement sounds genius!


October 22, 2016

That’s a wonderful little adjustment! It makes so much sense now that you mention it.

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