Humble kitchen sinks have evolved into a focal point for today’s most stylish kitchens. You can choose one, two or three basins; undermount, drop-in, or apron front mount; and you can select from an ever widening range of attractive, affordable, resilient materials. Check out our slide show for a sample of the beautiful sinks you'll see and touch in our showrooms.
A visit to Frank Webb's Bath Center will answer all your questions, and our working displays will allow you to compare different types of kitchen sinks in action. Select a showroom near you and stop by -- or make an appointment to ensure that a showroom consultant is available to discuss your project when you come in.
Mount, or the manner in which your sink is integrated into your countertop, will probably be the first decision you make. Here are some things to know about the most popular mount styles: Drop-in sinks have a rolled and finished edge or rim. They are placed into a pre-cut hole in your counter and fastened underneath with clips. They are usually easiest to install and replace. They work with most countertop materials and are strongly recommended for Formica and tile countertops.
There's more to measuring for a new sink than meets the eye. For example, if you're replacing a drop-in sink with an undermount, you need to make sure you have adequate deck space behind the sink for your faucet mount. You also need to make sure you have adequate cabinet space for the model you want on either side of the sink and below. Get the picture?
Your contractor or designer can explain the process and take measurements, but only you can choose the products that will best fit your household and lifestyle. That's where a Frank Webb's Bath Center associate can be an essential member of your remodeling team. And if you're going DIY with your sink installation, your showroom consultant is sure to be your new best friend!
Stainless steel is still the most popular choice in the kitchen, but solid stone surfaces such as granite and quartz composites are steadily gaining traction with homeowners and designers. Style may matter, too: a white fireclay farmhouse sink might be exactly right for your dècor.
If you do go with stainless steel, there's more to think about; these sinks are available in a wide range of style, price, shape, quality, and size. One common misconception about the attribute called gauge: the lower the gauge, the thicker the steel. Thicker steel may cost a bit more but it is more durable and quieter.
Many top quality sinks feature coordinated accessories, such as custom sized bottom grids, cutting boards, and even magnetic accessories.
Your Frank Webb's Bath Center showroom consultant will be happy to help. Call or drop by today.