There are four basic types of sink mounting, and each has pros and cons. You’ll want to consider each option with the way you cook and clean in mind. Here’s what to know about mounting types for kitchen sinks.

Apron-front sinks, also known as farmhouse sinks, have a broad, exposed front edge and are usually quite wide and deep.

Undermount sinks get attached to the underside of the countertop for a smooth look and an easy-to-clean design.

Drop-in sinks are installed on top of or over the countertop.

Integral sinks are made from the same material as the countertop, often fabricated as a seamless unit within the countertop.