The sink and the faucet are two of the most important functional features of any kitchen. Everything from cleaning the vegetables and fruits for preparing a meal to washing the dishes after having a meal requires a proper sink and faucet. At present, the kitchen has become a subject for renovation and modernization, which call for modern and attractive sinks along with elegant faucets that will suit its contemporary look. All the leading companies have stepped forward to manufacture new and innovative sinks and stylish faucets to match the modern or traditional décor of any kitchen.
Kitchen Sinks and Faucets
Numerous types of kitchen sinks are available in different colors and styles. Materials including stainless steel, ceramic, composite granite and marble are used for manufacturing the sinks. Shopping for a kitchen sink has become quite difficult because there are so many different styles to choose from including:
• Top-Mount sinks
• Undermount or Bottom-Mount sinks
• Butler’s sink
• Farmhouse kitchen sink
• Apron Front kitchen sink
Kitchen sinks may also come with various accessories such as drainboards, designer soap dispensers and a shut off device.
Kitchen faucets or taps are attached to the sink or to the wall above the sink for supplying water for various kitchen tasks. Many kitchen faucets come with special features for supplying both hot and cold water. Touch sensory faucets are also available that makes it possible to turn on the water even when both hands are engaged. Following are some of the modern and traditional styles of kitchen faucets:
• Single Handle
• Dual or Two Handle
• Pullout Spray Styles
• Wall Mounted
The finishing of the kitchen faucet is also very important as the faucet to look a little out of place if its finish does not match the kitchen’s décor. Faucets are available in all kinds of finishes including oil rubbed bronze, brushed bronze, chrome copper, brushed nickel, stainless steel and polished brass.