Sinks & Faucets
You use them every day, so it's a given that every kitchen will need a sink and faucet. And while style is the key to any successful design, it goes hand in hand with the importance of function. Whether you're washing dishes, food, or simply your hands, your sink works as hard as you do. You want a sink that combines performance and fashion.
As one of the most hard-working features in a kitchen with years of daily use, the kitchen sink should be both functional and reflective of your personal style. While in the past, sinks have taken a backseat to a design decision, designers are saying it is becoming more of a focal point. Recent style trends have seen the traditional Farmhouse- style apron sink and under-mount stainless steel sinks on the rise. With any sink, you want to consider how it will be used. Does it need to be deep, making it easier to wash larger pots and pans? Or will it be an entertainment sink which is a small sink usually installed on an island or wet bar and used to food prep and other small tasks?
Like the sink, the kitchen faucet is one of the most essential appliances in your house. Every member of the family relies on it each day - from preparing and washing food, to rinsing dishes to filling up water glasses. A new faucet can dramatically change the style of a room. There are 4 types of faucets: disc, ball, cartridge, and compression. The disc faucet is the newest and is able to mix the cold and hot water. Ball faucets are mostly used in kitchens. Cartridge faucets take the least pressure to turn off. The compression faucet, which has separate handles for hot and cold water, is the most common faucet type and is used specifically in antique style rooms. Today’s faucets aren't just easier to use, more functional and durable, but they are works of art. If you haven’t checked out kitchen faucets in a while, you’ll be awed by the number of designs, sizes, finishes, and features available.