Buying a New Sink?
You use it every day. Whether you’re washing dishes, food or maybe even the baby, your sink works just as hard as you do. You’ll want a sink that combines functionality and style. With so many colors, designs, depths, widths and new materials, it will be an exciting adventure to replace an old sink or install a new one to match your kitchen design and décor. You’ll need to consider the space, countertop, and cabinetry while selecting a sink.
In order to find the best sink for your home, the following information on sink configuration, materials and installation will guide you to your perfect match.
Select the Kitchen Sink That's Best For You
There are several things to consider when selecting a sink. You need to consider the space you have to work with.
Configuration refers to the size of the sink and the number of bowls. Think about the size of your kitchen and how you use your rink. The scale of the sink should match the scale of your kitchen.
Number of Holes: The majority of top-mount sinks are available with 1-4 pre-drilled holes for the faucets and accessories such as separate sprayer, soap dispenser, hot water or filtered water unit. Make sure that the sink has the necessary number of holes aligned to accommodate your faucet and accessories. If the sink you select has more holes than needed, you can purchase a decorative cover to hide them.
Whatever your requirements are, there is a sink to meet your needs. Here’s how to determine if a single bowl, double bowl, triple bowl or bar sink is the perfect match for your space and lifestyle.
Single Bowl Sinks→
Double Bowl Sinks→
Triple Bowl Sinks→
Whether your bathroom is no frills, a place for kids to splash in the tub or a luxurious get-away for mom, there’s a bathroom sink that can effortlessly add beauty, elegance or convenience. Today’s sinks come in traditional, transitional or modern styles, all built to last. The variety of colors, shapes, sizes and custom options are amazing. Keep in mind that the sink has to work with your countertop or vanity, faucets, toilet, and other fixtures in the bathroom that will be affected by the sink.
There are two important considerations when selecting a bathroom sink; the style and material. The way the sink is installed will be based on the style. If you are simply replacing the existing sink, you’ll need to measure for the same size and shape. A complete renovation will allow you to make a bigger change, but you’ll need the exact measurements of the space. Unless you plan to change pipes, find out where the plumbing comes into the bathroom. Also, ensure that the faucet you intend to install with the sink is compatible.
Drop-In Bathroom Sinks→
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A new kitchen faucet can dramatically change the style of the room. While the main functions of proving hot and cold water for food prep and clean up remains the same. Today’s faucets are not only easier to use, more functional and durable, but are also works of art. If you haven’t looked at kitchen faucets in a while, you’ll be awed by the number of styles, sizes, finishes and features available.
The first thing to consider is mounting. A Deck Mount faucet, installed on the sink or behind it on the counter, is commonly found in most kitchens. If you prefer an easy to clean countertop, a Wall Mount faucet, installed directly above the sink, may be the best choice for you. Once this decision is made, you can move on to handles, spout types, sprayers, finishes and mechanisms. So besides looking great, here’s a look at the other factors involved when selecting your new kitchen faucet.
Easy To Handle
Kitchen faucets have one or two handles or levers. This seems like a simple choice until you consider the specialty faucets on the market today. It is important to make sure the faucet’s spout will effectively reach the entire sink and that the size of the spout works with the size of the sink and with the overall kitchen space.
Single Handle Kitchen Faucets→
Double Handle Kitchen Faucets→
When it comes to the type of arc you select, it is important to make sure that the faucet’s spout will effectively reach the entire sink and that the size of the spout works with the size of the sink and the overall kitchen.
High Arc Spout Kitchen Faucet→
Low Arc Spout Kitchen Faucet→
Sprayers are convenience that allows you to get close to whatever you are filling or cleaning – pots, vegetables or the sink itself. The targeted spraying with added water pressure gets you faster results. Some faucets incorporate pullout or pull-down spray heads into the spout, combing style with function by leaving the sink deck clean. Whatever you select, make sure the handles are easy to maneuver and that the sprayer returns easily.
Pull-Out Kitchen Faucets→
Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets→
Side Spray Faucets→
Style is another factor to consider when selecting a faucet. There are three faucet types to choose from, traditional, contemporary and transitional faucets. You’ll want to determine which style will work the best with your chosen decor.
Transitional Kitchen Faucets→
Traditional Kitchen Faucets→
There’s an array of faucet design types which can easily add style and functionality to your home. Explore your options and see how you can effortlessly enhance your workspace.
Bridge Style Kitchen Faucets→
Commercial Style Kitchen Faucets→
Pot Filler Kitchen Faucets→
Bar Style Faucets→
The faucet is the key to any successful bathroom design. A fabulous new faucet can change the look of the room from dull to spectacular. So select your style – great function and easy to clean transitional faucets, simple lines for a contemporary look, or the more ornate and comfortable traditional designs. You won’t believe the dazzling styles, finishes and features you’ll find when shopping for bathroom faucets. Before you begin, there are a few things you need to know.
Most bathroom faucets are Deck-Mounted, installed on the sink or behind it on the counter. Many bathroom sinks come with holes pre-drilled so you can easily install the faucet. If you are planning on a new sink and faucet, you can select your faucet based on your sink choice. If you are replacing an existing faucet, take a look at what is currently in your bathroom. If your faucet is deck mounted you will need to see how many mounting holes there are and the spacing between them. The three basic faucet configurations for deck mounted bathroom faucets are single handle, center set, and widespread. Whatever you select, make sure the handle or levers are easy to maneuver.