UPDATING THE SINK IN YOUR KITCHEN AND BATHROOM

Why update your sinks

However, there are three very good reasons to update them:

  • Design – A great looking sink, like a backsplash, can make a real difference to the look of a kitchen or bathroom. If you choose the right one, it can even be the centerpiece.
  • Function – You may not have chosen the right size or type of sink the first time for your needs, or you just used the one that came with the house. A remodel is the perfect time to finally get the right sink for you.
  • Hygiene – An old and battered sink may have tiny cracks, fissures, or pits that may harbor bacteria and other toxins. Replacing it with a new, high-quality sink ensures your health and that of your family.

That said, you don’t have to struggle very hard to find the perfect sink for your kitchen or bathroom. There is a myriad of choices for you, depending on several factors.

Material – these include the standard porcelain, but you can also get it in stainless steel, granite composite, or natural stone. Choosing the right one depends on what you will use it for, as some require more maintenance, and may stain or scratch more easily than others do.

Configuration – You can choose from a nearly endless combination of sink configurations, from the single sink to the customized sink systems ideal for serious cooks for the kitchen, and from a wall-mounted sink to the Jack and Jill sink for the bathroom. Before choosing a sink, consider how you normally use the sink, and take it from there:

  • Size – Larger is not always bigger when it comes to sinks, as it occupies a lot of space and you may find a double sink more useful. You also need to consider the existing space, especially if you are replacing an old sink. Unless you are ready to do some extensive resizing of the sink space, or you are doing a complete remodel, you should probably choose a sink that will fit comfortably in the available space.
  • Color – White and gray are the most common colors for sinks as they are the easiest to match, but they are available in many other colors. If you want to make your sink the center of attention, you can consider other colors. You should also think about how your snazzy new sink will match with the color of the rest of the kitchen or bathroom, especially appliances and the floor tiles.
  • Shape – Rounded sinks are common for bathrooms, and rectangular sinks for kitchens, but these are not set in stone. You may want to consider other shapes as well. Check out what is trending and see if they fit your own style.
  • Mounting style – You can choose sinks with rims, or rimless or undermount ones. You can also choose sinks that sit on top of the vanity (for bathrooms).

You have many choices when it comes to sink brands, but not all of them will give you top quality products. If you want to make sure you get a great sink for your money, you should go with the top brands. You will find a description of two of the best sink brands around.

THE ARTISAN BRAND

Artisan3D_LogoThe Artisan brand of sinks distributed by Wisconsin Granite come in a variety of styles for both kitchens and bathrooms, from the traditional to the contemporary. Kitchen sinks include the heavy 16 gauge stainless steel, handcrafted copper, and the Chef Pro line of sinks designed for industrial culinary needs.The size range and configurations and nearly limitless, accommodating the most demanding of requirements. Bathroom sinks are also available in copper, brass, and vitreous porcelain.

The sinks are handcrafted, and produced with the utmost attention to quality and detail. Artisan sinks are intended to be the centerpiece in your kitchen or bathroom, and are easily paired with matching or complementary faucets and fixtures.

Aside from stylishness, Artisan sinks are extremely durable, able to function well under any circumstances. Its thickness and proprietary V-Therm Shield feature in many models deadens sound and retains heat for best performance.

Among the models offered at Wisconsin Granite include:

16 GAUGE DOUBLE BOWL
PREMIUM SERIES

16 GAUGE SINGLE BOWL
PREMIUM SERIES

18 GAUGE DOUBLE BOWL
MANHATTAN SERIES

18 GAUGE SINGLE BOWL
MANHATTAN SERIES

CHEF PRO
SERIES

The Blanco Brand

You might also want to check out the Blanco sinks available as a result of its partnership with Wisconsin Granite. A family-owned company dating back to 1925, Blanco started out with 30 employees as a manufacturer of hot water bottles and galvanized copper parts for cookers. Currently world-renowned for top quality and innovative sinks, of which it has sold more than 40 million.

Blanco sinks epitomize the marriage of form and function. Carefully manufactured and inspected multiple times before release, each Blanco sink is a testament to the commitment of the company to customer satisfaction and service.

 

Among the models offered at Wisconsin Granite include:

PERFORMA CASCADE
Super Single Bowl

PERFORMA
Equal Double Bowl

PERFORMA
Single Bowl

PERFORMA
1-3/4 Medium Bowl

RONDO™
Bar Sink

PRECIS™ MULTILEVEL
1-3/4 Bowl with Drainer

PRECIS™
1-3/4 Bowl

PRECIS™
Equal Double Bowl

PRECIS™
Super Single Bowl

PRECIS™
Medium Bowl

DIAMOND™
1-3/4 BOWL

DIAMOND™
1-3/4 BOWL

DIAMOND™
Equal Double Bowl

DIAMOND™
Equal Double Bowl

DIAMOND™
Single Bowl

DIAMOND™
Single Bowl

DIAMOND™
Super Single Bowl

DIAMOND™
1-1/2 Bowl

DIAMOND™
Prep Sink

PRECIS™Cascade Super Single Bowl

VISION™Single Bowl