Pansy Godefroy. Sinks and Faucets. February 06th , 2018.
"For something you touch several times a day, why not pick a finish for your faucet that will make you feel good? People will notice if you put in an unimpressive faucet," says Peter LaBau, a Charlottesville, Va.-based architect whose book The New Bungalow Kitchen, from Taunton Press, offers great ideas for quality kitchen design. Peter just remodeled his own master bath, for which his finish of choice was nickel. "I‘m a big fan," he says. When bonded to brass, nickel plating reveals a golden luster that standard chrome plating does not.
You might have to go back in time to find a greater use of stone than in today‘s new and remodeled homes. Already a classic countertop, backsplash and flooring mainstay, stone is now morphing into the most utilitarian tool in the kitchen — the sink. The same characteristics of strength and beauty that make stone a best-selling countertop material also make it a natural for sinks.
The most popular spouts today are high-arching "goosenecks," and for good reason. These elegant spouts can rotate to both sides of your sink, and, because of their height, are extra handy for filling large pots.
Accommodating sink accessories. De Giulio Kitchen Design offers a trough granite sink that is made to carry a variety of accessories. Offsets in the granite hold a teak cutting board, which fits over the sink. Underneath and also resting on additional granite offsets is another level of accessories: a colander, a draining rack, and a cutting block holding knives. Holes can be drilled in the back of the sink for any type of faucet accessory. A spray hose is one of the most useful since it helps clean these larger sinks.
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