Selecting a sink and faucet for the kitchen can be a daunting task especially when there is a wide variety out there. Just how do you narrow them down to the one that will have your heart for years to come? One thing to keep in mind is that sinks and faucets are two of the more overused fixtures in your home. Because of this, you will be better off with a sink and faucet combo that can go the distance.
Before purchasing a sink and faucet, one of the things that you should strongly consider is selecting the one that is big on durability without sacrificing style. The kitchen sink that you choose should be low maintenance and free of the chance of getting rust, stain and can withstand the day-to-day abrasions from dishes and cutlery.
Next, decide how many sinks you may need to make your kitchen more functional. You may have a large family and think you may need more than one bowl. However, there are large enough bowls that you can use to get the job done. If you still insist on getting a double-bowl sink for your kitchen because you have the space to pull it off,given the large amount of space you may have, then a large and small bowl set will live in perfect harmony in your kitchen. Most kitchen sinks are available in stainless steel, enamel-coated and more.
You will find more variety when it comes to kitchen faucets. Kitchen faucet these days run the gamut of stylish and sleek and offer many features. For instance there are faucets that protect you from getting burn from the hot water thanks to built-in scald-guards. There are other faucets that can filter your water as well. You really only need one single-lever faucet for the time being then get one that is durable and functional.
You want to find a faucet that you can comfortably use and not one that will have you stretching and reaching this way and that to get the dishes done. Therefore much emphasis should be put on checking out how high the faucet is from the sink and also if it’s workable. If the faucet is too low for your kitchen sink, there is that option to purchase a pull-out sprout that will be ideal for washing large pots and the area around the sink. The material you want to use in this high-traffic area is a faucet that is made from polished nickel or even chrome.