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Choosing The Right Kitchen Sink & Faucet

A room’s hardware can shape the style and tone of your space.  Particularly in the kitchen, your sink and faucet also play an important functional role.  Therefore, choosing the right kitchen sink and faucet can be a big decision!  Here are the factors that we encourage our clients to keep in mind when making their choice:

Material Matters: Kitchen sinks come in a variety of materials including stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, solid surfaces or composites.  There are pros and cons to each material.  Stainless steel is great for homeowners who are hard on their sinks or are looking for a unit that will stand the test of time.  Enamel-coated cast iron, on the other hand, is very aesthetically pleasing and offers some of the best variety in appearance and style.  A solid surface sink makes for easy cleanup, while composite sinks are a great budget friendly option.  Regardless of your choice, know that the material of your sink matters – choose wisely and do your research!

Number Of Bowls: The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends a standard, single-bowl sink for kitchens less than 150 square feet.  If your area is larger, consider the added convenience of a double, or even triple bowl.  Keep in mind that multiple bowls are commonly used for hand washing dishes.  If this is something that you make a practice of, be sure to invest in the multiple spaces.  If strictly dishwasher use is more your style, a single bowl will likely be just fine.

Stylish And Functional Faucets: The number of faucets on the market today is astronomical – there is truly a style for every home.  However, don’t settle for the first pretty faucet you see – also consider the unit’s function.  Single-handled models with pull-out spouts are very popular today – and with good reason.  Single-handled units offer a cleaner sink aesthetic and easy use.  Also consider the material used in your sink’s hosing – a stainless steel hose will kink less than alternative materials.