My brother and I run a construction and interior business in Port Saint Lucie and regularly get asked about kitchen setup especially the sink and the faucet. Prepping for meals, bathing the baby, filling up water bottles, most water related activities happen in the kitchen than any other room in the house. Thus, finding the right setup is imperative for most homeowners. Every time we start a new kitchen project, the homeowners always start by asking about the right sink setup and where they can go looking for the best kitchen Remodeling vero beach . We usually suggest them to research before going to a shop which ends up confusing them even more as different websites have different products.
Choosing a sink
We start by choosing the right sink setup. There are two things to be kept in mind while choosing the sink setup i.e. the number of basins and no. of holes. We’ve worked on projects with up to three sink basins, with one for hot water, one for normal water and one for clean utensils. But traditionally a two sink setup is enough. Then you can choose the number of holes you need in the sink basin. One hole is common, which accommodates a faucet. However, it can go up to four holes, where you can fit a side-sprayer, a soap and a lotion dispenser respectively. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice on this. You can easily move to choosing a suitable faucet.
Choosing a faucet
Before deciding on the features of a faucet, you must choose if you want a wall-mount setup or a deck mounted sink-hole setup. A wall mount set-up is usually done to save space or if the water pipeline is inside a wall. So, as you saw, we first cleared any doubts about the fitting the hardware. Now, we can understand the features of a faucet to match your requirement. Faucets have three designs when it comes to handle types i.e. single, two handle and hands-free. Single handle faucets are usually preferred as the operation requires only one hand and regulating water temperature through it is easy.
This makes this design the most cost efficient also. Two handle models are traditional but slowly moving out of modern kitchen setups. On the other hand, the hands-free design offers a more modern approach as the faucet controls the dispensing of water heater vero beach is controlled just be detecting hand movement around it. While this saves a lot of water and really is the best in terms hygienic operation, it also is the most expensive out of the three designs. The next important thing in a faucet is the presence of a spray function that helps in washing dishes. There are three designs in terms of spray functions that are available i.e. pull-down, pull-out and side-spray.
Traditionally, the pull-out and side spray design were more common. But the pull-down feature of a tap makes it the most ideal in terms of operation, as the tap nozzle naturally appears over the dish and spills less water. The next factor does not really matter if you have chosen a pull-down spray model faucet. However, for setups with pull-out or side spraying functions, one has to choose the size of the faucet arc. High arc designs look more elegant in my view. This was everything about choosing the design of a faucet.
It is also important to think about the material used in the faucet. Although brass faucets are the most resistant to corrosion, stainless steel is still a more preferred option for a faucet in terms of protection from corrosion due to its shine. There is one exception though, stainless steel faucets are prone to finger prints and water-spots. Many alloy-based faucets are also available in the market, but you must ensure that they are lead-free to avoid any health issues.