While the word "kitchen" isn't in our name, we are your resource for all plumbing fixtures.
Consider your cooking habits and other kitchen activities when selecting your kitchen sink and faucet...
- If you're a baker, make sure the size of the sink you choose will accommodate cleaning large baking pans and cookie sheets. Consider an innovative large single bowl sink or a dual-level sink with enough room to lay the pans down to soak. Most dual-level sinks feature an oversized bowl to wash or soak items, with another smaller sink for rinsing or a garbage disposal. Make sure both bowls are large enough to meet your kitchen needs. You may actually want to measure your favorite cookware and bakeware before you visit our showroom.
- If you share kitchen responsibilities, consider two sinks. One can be used for food prep and the other for clean-up. An island or bar sink, usually a smaller single bowl sink, is the best option.
- If you entertain a great deal, you may also consider more than one sink. There are a wide variety of bar sinks and prep sinks in unique shapes and sizes.
- If you love to cook Italian foods, think about your pasta pots... perhaps you'd like a pot filler near your stove so you don't have to tote your large pots to the kitchen sink for filling.
You may want to consider these factors...
- Deeper bowls can accommodate soaking and rinsing large pots and pans. A relatively flat sink bottom increases usable bowl space and allows dishes and glasses to be safely stacked.
- Placing the drains to one side provides more flat space for stacking dishes and glasses and creates more usable space under the sink. Offset drains also allow water to drain, even if a large pan or tray is soaking in the sink.
- For double bowl sinks, make sure the web divider between the two bowls is lower than the outside sink walls. This will provide overflow protection by allowing water to flow from one bowl to the other.
- The faucet you choose will dictate the number of holes you need in your sink. Choose your ideal faucet and then order the sink accordingly. Certain sink options, like American Standard's Americast sinks allow you to order the sink with any number of holes.
- It's not just your cabinets that showcase your style, your choice of sink and faucet can communicate a contemporary feel, a country look (think apron sink) or European sensibility.
Kitchen sinks come in a variety of materials...
- Stainless Steel
Industrial strength appeal. 18-gauge, 18/10 American Standard stainless steel. 18% chromium for lifetime protection from corrosion. 10% nickel for rich lustre that only improves with age. It's resistant to dents, UV rays and germs.
- Cast Iron and Newer Updates on this Traditional Material
There's nothing like the durability of cast iron, however several manufacturers have a new twist on this material that gives you a sink that is as thick as cast iron, but with a fraction of the weight.
- Vitreous China
The word vitreous means "impervious to water." We think "impervious to time" might be a better description
Synonymous with simple, this material allows your sink to be seamlessly integrated into your countertop.
- Enameled Steel
An new update on a classic material, this provides durability with a wide array of colors.
Contact Us today to make an appointment with one of our Frank Webb's Bath Center specialists.