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Types of Sinks & Faucets, with Pros and Cons of Each One

Gone are the days when sinks and faucets were all one and the same. Today’s styles of sinks and faucets are much more advanced and diverse than ever before, which gives homeowners many options to choose from.

Here is an overview of the most popular types of sinks and faucets being used today in kitchens, as well as the pros and cons of each one. We’ll highlight key attributes like ease of cleaning and installation, as well as where to find the best kitchen faucets NYC.

Sink Options

These are three sink styles that are popular in kitchens today. Not only will you need to choose your sink style, but also the sink material, such as fireclay, composite, cast iron, and stainless steel.

Single Bowl Sink

As the name suggests, these types of sinks have just one basin. The benefit of these types of sinks is that they save space in crowded kitchens. However, they often do not allow as much room for food prep or doing dishes.

Double Bowl Sink

The double bowl sink is a common style that gives users greater flexibility for cooking and doing dishes. This is an ideal sink to get if you plan to wash large pots and pans. There are more decisions to make with this sink option, such as getting two equally-sized bowls of the same depth or varying the size and depth between bowls.

Top Mount Sink

A top mount sink is designed to be placed in a hole in your kitchen countertop and typically feature a rim around the edges. They are also called drop-in sinks and are easy to install. These have a more classic design when compared to the under-mount sink that has no rim. Under-mount sinks tend to be easier to clean because there are no crevices or grooves.

Faucet Options

These are three of the most common types of functional and decorative faucets you’ll find in American kitchens. In addition to these three, you can also choose a single handle kitchen faucet, a two-handle kitchen faucet with a center set, widespread kitchen faucets with tow handles, or a wall mount kitchen faucet.

Pull-Out Faucets

Pull-out faucets have a spray wand that pulls straight toward the user and are considered to be highly functional. They are best for filling large pots for cooking. They’re also great for cleaning because the hose can reach around the entire kitchen sink.

Pull-Down Faucets

Pull-down kitchen faucets have a spray wand that can be pulled down into the sink for cleaning purposes. This is a great faucet to have if you wash a lot of produce before eating it or cooking with it. However, these faucets may not give you as much flexibility or reach as pull-out faucets would.

Faucets with Side Spray

This is a very common type of faucet that features a single-lever control and a low spout. Since this faucet type has a side sprayer instead of a sprayer that comes out of the water spout, they tend to be less expensive. However, these faucets tend to have a more classic or vintage look that may not work well with modern and high-tech kitchen styles.

Kitchen Faucets NYC

Regardless of which sink and faucet types you decide on, Central Plumbing Specialties is your one-stop-shop for kitchen faucets NYC. We have a wide selection of high-quality decorative faucets and practical faucets to match the sink you choose.

We are a family-owned plumbing and heating wholesale distributor and retailer in NYC, and Grand Central Showrooms is a division of our business with five beautifully appointed showrooms. Visit us at one of our convenient locations to browse our products and choose the right ones of your kitchen.

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