Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink

The kitchen is the undisputed center of the modern home. Today, it's where people gather to create a meal, share a story, and reconnect. A kitchen sink is a great reflection of your personal style in your new kitchen. Learn from our tips below to select the style that is right for you.

Your Kitchen Style
Is your kitchen traditional, contemporary, transitional or rustic? Before making a selection, determine the shape, size, design and features you want that will best suit your everyday needs and style of living. HOUZER sinks designs vary with each product family, you'll find one that's just right for your kitchen.

Stainless steel is by far the most popular choice in appliances and sinks for a number of reasons, including the ability to remain new-looking much longer than other materials. HOUZER sinks are exclusively crafted from premium T304 stainless steel, the optimial mix for strength, shine, and lasting beauty. With minimal care, your HOUZER sink will look new for a lifetime.

Installation Styles
Best for stone or solid surface tops, undermounts are mounted from the underside of the counter, leaving a zero-barrier counter surface to sweep scraps and crumbs into the sink. If your countertop is laminate with a pressed wood core, you will require a topmount sink; the sink's bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the perimeter. Topmounts can also be used in a solid surface applications as well. 

Number of bowls.
How will you be using your sink? A resident home-chef may desire multiple deep, large bowls to accomodate stock pots and roasting pans. If you will be simply rinsing dishes, a single bowl moderate depth will suffice. When in doubt, a large deep single bowl is the best choice.

Depth of Bowls
Deeper bowls in the 9" range will accomodate large pots and allow for defrosting activities with larger food items. Deeper bowls also mean less splashing of water when in use. Shallow bowls down to 5" are ideal for food preparation and will also accomodate larger food disposal units.

Prep Sink
A well-placed prep sink in a busy kitchen can definitley improve flow and efficiency and can also double as a bar-sink in other areas of the house. Prep sinks of various depthsand shapes can be found built-in to many HOUZER models or purchased separately for locations like a countertop island.

The FaucetExpert recommeds Houzer Kitchen Sinks for the designer home. Why? Simply because it is a better sink for a great price. Houzer is more word of mouth among designers and they are not out there boldly spending all their money on advertising. The end result is that you get a better quality sink for the money compared to other more well advertised brands in home improvement stores.  HOUZER understands that your kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the modern home, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and versatile-as well as attractive and inviting. It's a personal setting that reflects your unique spirit and style.

You'll find a HOUZER sink to match any design theme you have in mind; country to classic, transitional to ultra-contemporary. With arresting designs and sculptural details, HOUZER sinks achieve a dazzling presence for your kitchen and are the prefect complement to professional-grade appliances set against today's rich palette of stone, quartz, and solid surface countertops.

Combining the highest quality materials and artisian's attention to detail, HOUZER sinks are painstakingly crafted to satisfy the sophisticated consumer who demands the very best. Every aesthetic detail is enhanced on every sink produced to provide lasting beauty and value to your home for years to come. For over three decades, HOUZER has been improving millions of kitchens across America and overseas, one sinks at a time. Sinks make your life in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. 


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