5 Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink and Faucet
As one of the most used features in your home, choosing the right kitchen sink and faucet shouldn’t be taken lightly. We have created a list of tips to guide you through the process and help you make the best decision for you and your kitchen.
1. What Is Your Style?
Do you prefer a modern aesthetic or do gravitate towards a more traditional way of decorating? There are various faucet styles offered to fit any design goal. Popular styles include:
2. Looks Are Not Everything
Choosing a faucet solely based on aesthetics may jeopardize other factors such as convenience and long-term durability. For advice on which faucets will be great for your lifestyle needs, consider consulting with manufacturers, retailers or plumbers before making a final decision.
3. How Much Money Should I Spend?
For a kitchen faucet, you can expect to spend at least $100. Faucets are sold for much less, however, it is likely that it will be of a lower quality. By spending more, you are paying for dependability, durability, as well as for design aesthetics.
4. Consider Faucet Finishes
You should choose a faucet that closely matches the surrounding cabinet hardware and/or towel bars. If you also plan on changing your hardware, you have endless options of faucet styles available to you. Most faucets are offered in chrome, nickel, or bronze finishes. Chrome is the more popular among the three for homeowners as it is the most durable finish, with the least maintenance requirements. Nickel finishes are characterized by their dull shine. While they are very durable, they are susceptible to fingerprints and water spots. Bronze faucets look gorgeous in kitchens, however, they are rubbed bronze, which means that their coating can chip or get scratched off over time. What you choose will depend on your design preferences.
5. Number of Sinks
Normally, two sinks have been the preferred option for kitchen sinks. Two equally sized bowls are made for washing and drying dishes. Most people use the dishwasher for day-to-day dishes, and those preferences have changed. Now, many people go for one large bowl, instead of the conventional two. It is recommended to have one over-sized bowl for large pots and pans, and a smaller bowl for quick washing and drying.
Before deciding on a kitchen faucet and sink, you should do your research and go to a plumbing showroom where you will be able to see first hand how a sink and faucet function together.
At Best Plumbing & Lighting, we have the largest plumbing showroom in Western Canada of versatile kitchen sinks and faucets for you to choose from. Whether you have a more traditional taste or have a love of modern designs, we will help you to make the best decision for your kitchen.