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Key points in choosing the correct sink

Getting the best sink for my kitchen

Although you may think that it’s a more purely functional feature of the kitchen, the variety of shapes, designs and materials that a sink can be made of makes it a fundamental piece that, together with the countertop, will help you to define the decorative style of your kitchen, besides affecting the most practical aspect.

To efficiently plan the layout of your kitchen, you must especially take into account the “work triangle” shape that is formed between the water area, the cooking area and the storage area. A well-proportioned triangle will turn your kitchen into a more functional space; one of the essential characteristics in designing the kitchen of your dreams.

If you’re going to choose the sink for your new kitchen, start by knowing the different materials that you will find on the market; this will help you make the best decision:

Quartz sinks

If you choose a Silestone quartz countertop, check out the possibilities that Silestone Integrity sinks have to offer; also made of quartz. Designing a one-piece surface will multiply the feeling of unity and continuity.

Did you know that you could find Integrity sinks in matching colors to the Silestone countertops? Choose this model to furnish your kitchen and enjoy an area without limits.

Ceramic sinks

Compact pieces, of more than generous dimensions, are characterized by having a frontal view. It is also a tough and durable choice and, on top of that, hygienic; very popular in traditional or classic style kitchens.

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Stainless steel sinks

One of the most frequently used suggestions; you will find them in polished or tinted finishes to be flush mounted with or under the countertop.

As soon as you have determined which type of material is best for you, you can then pick out the best location, size and whether or not you want to incorporate a single or double drain sink. This type of decision should be made based on the space you have in your kitchen and depending on what you will use it to do.

As soon as you have determined which type of material is best for you, you can then pick out the best location, size and whether or not you want to incorporate a single or double drain sink. This type of decision should be made based on the space you have in your kitchen and depending on what you will use it to do.

Functionality

According to your needs and habits in the kitchen, you can choose from a plethora of possible combinations: with a draining board, with a main and secondary drain, with two basins of the same size, with a cutting board…

If you’re working with a kitchen that has larger dimensions, with an island or independent peninsula, consider the possibility of adding a supporting sink in the island area so that it can be used independently.

The ideal location

Whenever possible, place the sink under a window so that you can make the most of natural light. On top of this, don’t forget to install it near to the dishwasher, this being a more comfortable and efficient solution.

The most suitable faucet

Depending on the type of sink that you’ve selected, you should definitely choose the ideal faucet. A pull-out faucet allows you to reach any part of the sink easily, one that can extend to a good height is essential if you position the water zone in front of a low double window; with a tall pillar faucet you can fill pots and tall jugs comfortably and quickly. Make sure to look specifically at what type of faucet you’re going to need if you have a small or low sink; excessively tall faucet models will splash water out of the basin, so a model with a low spout will be the best choice. The single-lever designs, with the pull-out spout, can be operated with a single finger; they are one of the most versatile suggestions.

The most suitable faucet

Depending on the type of sink that you’ve selected, you should definitely choose the ideal faucet. A pull-out faucet allows you to reach any part of the sink easily, one that can extend to a good height is essential if you position the water zone in front of a low double window; with a tall pillar faucet you can fill pots and tall jugs comfortably and quickly. Make sure to look specifically at what type of faucet you’re going to need if you have a small or low sink; excessively tall faucet models will splash water out of the basin, so a model with a low spout will be the best choice. The single-lever designs, with the pull-out spout, can be operated with a single finger; they are one of the most versatile suggestions.

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