Sinks and Faucets At ImproveNet
right kitchen sink and faucets for your kitchen
sinks are one of the most functional elements in any kitchen. They're
pivotal in clean up, cooking, food prep, and through all of that, kitchen
sinks need to support the design of your kitchen remodeling job.
You should consider not only the material, but the shape, depth and positioning
in your kitchen. Many homeowners now prefer very deep sinks that are flush
with the countertops. These are often referred to as inset sinks. The
benefit with these are mostly in clean up-you can wipe kitchen messes
right into the sink without worrying about cleaning around the lip of
the sink, since it's flush with the kitchen countertop.
options to consider are will your kitchen sink be framed by the kitchen
countertop or will it extend slightly outward. This treatment is called
"apron front" and can be seen in the design showcase at ImproveNet.
In considering material, there are many options to consider. There are
a number of quality kitchen
sink manufacturers that provide limitless options. Moen
kitchen sinks are gaining in popularity and naturally blend well with
their faucet line. From the old option of porcelain-steel and budget stainless-steel
sinks, both in the $40 to $60 category, to synthetic composition sinks,
kitchen sinks need to be both useful and appealing to the eye.
sinks, with an enamel
finish are an affordable option. These sinks are durable, however
they can be chipped. Many are easily scratched by dark-surface pots and
pans, but they are very common and a sink based in white colors accents
most kitchens extremely well. For function and design on a budget-this
is a great option.
Synthetic-composition sinks, made of solid-surface acrylic or quartz
acrylic, are always a safe option. Quartz-acrylic, is a new option that
offers good durability and heat tolerance up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
These types of sinks are the most sleek and stylish and are made in a
variety of shapes and sizes. They sell for around $300.
Deep bowls for a professional look, and shapes to help with kitchen functionality
are all options that are up for customization. A professional is almost
always necessary to install a kitchen sink, especially because plumbing
far as kitchen faucets, options are innumerable. At one point, a kitchen
faucet just was a channel for water to get to the sink. Not anymore! There
are a number of styles based on functionality, color and material. From
brass, to stainless steel, to plastic molds, there are as many faucet
choices as there are types of sink to match them. Some prefer faucets
with high sink clearance to help fill pots or for ease of access to the
sink. Others may want a standard faucet to complete the look of a traditional
Many prefer to choose by brand. Delta
faucets and Moen
faucets are extremely popular and offer a variety of styles for almost
any need. Many name brands like Delta Faucets and Moen faucets offer great
warranties too. Some are easy to install but we recommend leaving
the work up to the pros.
be sure to choose a kitchen faucet that is compatible with the kitchen
sink. Good faucets can range from $60 all the way up to $400 and beyond.
It is important to keep in mind that most manufacturers offer a lifetime
warranty on faucets.
As always, we recommend working with a
qualified kitchen contractor with experience in kitchen sink installation.
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