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Everything about the kitchen sink—and faucet



 

Everything about the kitchen sink—and faucet

Everything about the kitchen sink—and faucet
News from ConsumerReports.org:

Pick the sink material

What the sink is made of matters more than who makes it, according to Consumer Reports’ tough tests. That’s why we rate materials. We stained, scoured, dropped objects, and set down hot pots in 18 double-bowl sinks. We compared thick, heavy-gauge stainless steel with thinner versions, and heavy cast iron with lighter acrylic and trendy fireclay. Our sink Ratings show results for the six most common materials.

If you’re considering stainless steel, don’t spend more for thicker-gauge metal. Do look for sound-absorbing pads on the bottom of the sink’s exterior. They muffled noise better than spray-on coatings. And matte finishes hid scratches better than polished surfaces.

Select the style

Drop-in sinks, also called top-mount or self-rimming, fit into the counter with an overlapping lip. They’re easiest to install and work with any countertop material. But grime tends to build up where sink and counter meet.
Price: $ 100 to $ 500

Undermount sinks sit slightly below the counter, which must be a waterproof surface, for a sleek look and easy cleanup. Faucets are usually installed in the counter or mounted behind on a wall.<…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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Related News:

A kitchen remodel can up the value of your home
News from The San Gabriel Valley Tribune:

Guy Hazan, owner of Construction Owl in Encino, shows a sample of a kitchen remodeling project. Dean Musgrove — Staff photographer

A kitchen remodel can greatly upgrade the look of a home. We asked Guy Hazan, owner of Construction Owl in Encino, to explain why.

Q: Kitchen remodeling seems to be popular among homeowners who are looking to upgrade their homes. Why is that?

A: Kitchen remodeling is the most popular and significant upgrade homeowners can do their homes. There are a few reasons for that: First, the kitchen is the heart of each home and a gathering spot for families and friends. Second, the open kitchen design concept creates an inviting dining/entertainment space th…………… continues on The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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