Sinks and Faucets. Tuesday , February 06th , 2018 - 09:07:58 AM
"Seeing a 400-year-old stone sink in Verona, Italy, in 1988 inspired me to try incorporating similar sinks in our kitchens," he says. "We soon discovered that granite sinks offer definite functional advantages in addition to their beautiful appearance. And we have learned how to prevent or overcome potential problems that may occur when using stone."
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.
Flexibility of size. "You can make your granite kitchen sink any size you want; you’re not limited by what the manufacturers have to offer. Most of our ‘trough’ sinks are 6 feet long. We usually limit the depth to 9 inches because anything deeper is not ergonomically comfortable," De Giulio says. Often his company installs granite sinks with multiple levels inside, such as a 4-inch or 6-inch-deep section.
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