How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink and Faucet For Your Toronto Home

August 18, 2017

If you’ve ever browsed through a home magazine or been through the sink and faucet aisle at your local home improvement store, you’ve likely noticed a myriad of options available. With so many to sinks and faucets to choose from, it may seem daunting and overwhelming to try and choose just one. When it comes to picking these important items, style may be very important, but this actually comes second to functionality and practicality.
What you need to be thinking of is your daily use of the sink and faucet before choosing the right one for you. How you plan to use your kitchen sink will make all the difference in the choice you make.
kitchen sink and faucetHere’s what you should consider when making your final choice in your kitchen sink and faucet.
Sink Options
Typical kitchen sinks are made of stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, and other solid surfaces. If your countertop is made of a solid surface like granite or quartz, a stainless steel sink is recommended because of its undermount capability. Stainless steel is also ideal because it is able to withstand a lot of hard use. When looking around for a sink, it’s important to note that lower-gauge stainless steel material is better quality.
Enamel-coated cast iron may not be as popular as stainless steel, but it’s still around.Yett while this type of sink may be attractive, the enamel can easily scratch and wear over time, so if you’re tough on your sink, this may not be the best choice.
Solid surface sinks are great for easy cleanup thanks to the seamless joint between the sink and the counter. However, this material is prone to chipping, and hot pots and pans that are placed directly in the sink can damage them.
Number of Sinks
Double-bowl sinks have been the more traditional type, but there are also larger single-bowl sinks available. There are also double-bowl sinks that feature one oversized bowl and a smaller one. These are ideal for washing large pots and pans. If space is an issue and double bowls are a necessity, an oversized bowl and a small bowl combo would be adequate. If space is not an issue, then one oversized and one standard sized bowl should suffice.
kitchen sink and faucetFunctional Faucets
If you thought there were tons of sink options available, you’ll be mind-blown with all the faucets out there. While you may want to look at the design of the faucets that suit your states, you will want to place more emphasis on function and finishes. The majority of faucets use ball, cartridge, or ceramic disc valves. While there are many lovely faucets that feature two handles, single-lever faucets tend to be more functional in the kitchen.
You may also want to consider a spray arm to fill pots with water or to rinse out the sink, which can be a part of the spout or separate. Then there are other options to think about, such as a garbage disposal.
Let Hope Designs Help You Make Your Decision on Your Kitchen Sink and Faucet!
Before making your final decision on the kitchen sink and faucet, call the experts in kitchen design. At Hope Designs, we’ve got plenty of experience and know-how when it comes to designing a kitchen, including the types of sinks and faucets that would make a great fit. Call us today to book your consultation, and let us help you design the kitchen of your dreams!