Hey friends! I decided to share a little review of our IKEA Domsjo Sink. I get a lot of questions about it and I figured it would be a good time to review since its been about 6 months since we’ve had it installed. This is my honest review and I am in no way being paid for this review. Just wanted to put that disclaimer out there.
In the beginning I didn’t have confidence in our contractor to install this sink. Just to be completely honest. He had a lot of hesitations with the size and fit with our current cabinets. He was convinced that we would have to lose all of our cupboards on either side of our sink as well as the cabinets below. Thankfully in the end that was not the case and he was able to just cut out the top two panels where the sink hangs over the cabinets. Because the Domsjo’s apron isn’t as deep as most farmhouse sinks I think this is what saved our lower cabinets. I kept taking measurements and knew in the back of my mind it was fine. So with that being said: Take measurements before you buy it because you obviously will have to cut out some of your existing cabinetry to fit this massive sink. Keep in mind it does sit on top of your countertops and not the other way around.
A little before shot of our old ugly dull sink with the two fake drawer panels.
Down below you see the fake cabinet panels cut out to fit the sink. They also had to move the hinges of the right cupboard and drawer on the left in order to accommodate the length.
I haven’t had any issues with staining or cracking. Knock on wood. I try and not leave dirty dishes in the sink for too long so I don’t usually have any large messes in it that have been dried on. In the beginning I even went as far as to dry it off whenever I was finished cleaning it. We have hard water here so I think the only thing I’ve noticed if its not dried out for an extended period of time is the hard water ring around the drain, but that comes off easily when you clean it.
I like having the 50/50 split because I can have some dishes in one side soaking and the other I can use to dispose of food down the disposal. IKEA also sells just a single basin as well, however it isn’t as wide. I use a soap tray from Grove Collaborative on the drain rack to house my dish soap and hand soap. I think this also helps from getting stains or soap buildup in those crevices. The great thing is that the drain rack is on an angle so it drains the water right off, so no sitting water. Needless to say I am a bit careful with this sink since its one of my favorite things in our kitchen. I use Bar Keeper’s Friend or Bon Ami on it probably every two weeks just to give it a good cleaning and shine. I like it better than a stainless sink because it doesn’t scratch and you can tell when its dirty since its well…white.
Overall I highly recommend this sink. It literally makes me smile every time I see it. We also bought the colander and the Vimmern faucet from IKEA as well to complete the look. Who knew that you could be smitten with a kitchen sink, but this girl is.
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Insert obligatory picture of a sink full of flowers…(wink wink) Doesn’t she look pretty!!!
Thank you for flying by my nest little birdies!