K3 (7)Every kitchen needs a sink and faucet. When it comes to choosing, it is important to know how you plan on using the kitchen sink. Dream Kitchen and Bath’s has developed an essential list of options to follow when purchasing a sink for your kitchen.

Kitchen sinks are usually constructed from stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, solid surfaces and composites. People who select solid surface counters like granite or engineered stone, we recommend a stainless steel sink. If homeowners have a habit of being hard on their sinks, stainless is frequently the best choice. Also, when shopping for a sink, keep in mind that lower-gauge stainless steel creates a better quality sink.  Most people consider stainless steel sinks noisy, but it can be fixed easily by choosing a design containing sound-absorption technology.

Another choice is the enamel-coated cast iron sinks. These are considered the prettiest of all the sinks on the market nowadays. However, the enamel can scratch and wear over time, which is not the overall best choice for someone who is tough on sinks.

If an easier cleanup is important, a solid surface sink is a perfect choice for you. Solid surface sinks create a much smoother clean up area for everyone. Although minor scratches can be buffed out of a solid surface sink, the material is disposed to chip, and moving hot pans and pans straight from the cooktop to the sink can damage solid surfaces.

Composite sinks, a newer style of sink, are other great options for kitchens. There are numerous sinks on the market, with polyester/acrylic being just one of them. The composite sinks come in a range of different colors and are purchased at a lower price. Nevertheless, the polyester/acrylic sinks aren’t as durable as other sink options and can be more difficult to clean.

With the huge number of faucets on the market, there is a design for everyone. Most faucets use cartridge, ball, or ceramic disc valves. A faucet containing a ceramic disk valve and solid brass base will be the sturdiest. We also suggest a spray arm for filling pots with water or rinsing the sink, whether it’s part of the spout or a separate piece. Also, consider other suitable accessories, like a garbage disposal and hot water dispenser.

Before making a final decision, we suggest stopping by our showroom to get a feel for how a sink and faucet will function. For more information contact us 718-273-6233 or stop by 711 Port Richmond Ave.