For a quality faucet, inquire about its parts when you shop
By: Roger King
What could be more basic to the modern kitchen than a sink and faucet? Styles come in all price ranges, but performance technology is accompanied by an equally high price tag. There are designs and finishes to suit any contemporary or traditional taste.
Sinks come in all sizes, shapes, and color and are typically fabricated from enameled cast iron, and stainless steel. The trend is to include the largest sink that you can accommodate within the confines of your space. Deep bowls make it easier to deal with awkward oversized items.
Two and three bowl sink configurations are also gaining wide popularity. Typically, a waste-disposal unit is installed with one of the bowls, usually the larger one. Like every other kitchen product, there are numerous choices of sinks from which you will have to make a final selection.
Faucets can be bent to reach up and down, swiveled back and forth, allowing the the cook to pull the faucet over to a pot on the farthest burner. Some specialty features to look for include pullout faucet heads, retractable sprayers; hot and cold water dispensing, single lever control, anti-scald and flow-control devices.
Chrome, brass, enamel-coated or baked-on colors, pewter, and nickel are typical faucets finishes. When you design your sink and faucet area, donít be sidetracked by the good looks of a product. Think about whether it works for your application.