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Choose the Right Kitchen Sink for Your Home

Everybody going into a build or home renovation has ideas about main design aspects. Colours, carpets and paint are always at the forefront of the mind – but it seems like everything else falls behind! A lot of people find themselves overwhelmed when they realise just how many other little decisions need to be made during the building process.

If you’re looking for ideas in the kitchen, one of the most commonly renovated and important rooms in the house, it’s a good idea to start with the basics. Tiling is important and so are the countertops, but how could we forget about one of the room’s focal points: the kitchen sink?

Why the Sink?

The kitchen sink defines everything about the room. It might not seem like much when you’re thinking about the whole build, but it’s one of the first things that people notice when they walk into the room and it changes how everything from the counters to the colour of the walls fit together.

What is there to Decide?

Plenty! Material, size, number of basins, faucet shape, taps, mounting – there is so much to decide when you get a kitchen sink installed.

Metals are a common choice for sink materials, but composite sinks made from granite and quartz can do an absolutely wonderful job of matching countertop materials. Even with metal sinks there is plenty to choose from. Stainless steel looks stunning and suits most decors while offering all of the durability you need. Cast-iron sinks are available in a number of colours and are easy to clean and maintain. Other metals like copper are also good choices, but tend to be a lot more expensive than more standard options.

If you are building new then you will have the option to choose your own sized …

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Bathroom Sink Cabinets, the Centerpiece to Your Bathroom

Bathroom sink cabinets are seen to be the centerpiece to your bathroom. A new sink cabinet will dramatically modify the look in your bathroom interior design. If you plan to renovate your house, a good idea to set up your bathroom is to select the sink that will bring a good point to your bathroom design. They can transform the visual aspect of your bathroom.

Buying a sink vanity is worthy taking, because the sink will really be raised in the furniture base, and having you that much needed additional storage space. Since a bathroom sink has used every day, it should be lasting, but still match with the interior decoration of your bathroom.

Bathroom sink cabinets are available in all kinds of styles, colors, sizes, and textures. Bathroom sink cabinets can also be developed in different warm wood tones. The size is ranging from small to big for larger sized bathrooms, or bathroom suites. The styles are variety from conventional to the latest. An oval sink stands out from other bathroom sink which are much rounder and not as modern. Having a new oval sink can update your bathroom and give it an entirely new look. It will draw admiring comments from your family and friends. These days, sinks are not only made from porcelain. There are different styles of modern sinks made from materials such as glass, copper, or stone. Today, the bathroom sink vessel is the favorite and elegant type of sink. After selected the types of bathroom sink that match into the size and design of your bathroom, remember to see the inside information of the sink you chose.

The things to consider when reinstalling your new sink are the size and model of the sink. You can select whether to set up the sink above …

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Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Advantages

Double sink vanities are often seen in home design magazines. They are extremely stylish and provide a fantastic combination of form and function. If you’re considering a vanity with two sinks, read on for information on the advantages of double sinks and a few tips on applying this type of vanity to your bathroom design.

Double sinks look great when they fit the dimensions of the room nicely; they also provide personal space in the bathroom for individuals living together in the same house. Large vanities come in every decor style imaginable and they are great for bringing together the aesthetic and function of the room design.

A bathroom vanity with two sinks is very practical. Two people can save a considerable amount of time just by having two sinks in one bathroom. And with the increased availability on today’s market, even smaller bathrooms can have a double sink vanity. They are available as narrow as 47 inches wide.

The basic components of a double sink vanity include the countertop, cabinet, basins, fixtures, and hardware such as knobs and drawer pulls. You have two options, you can look for each item individually or you can look at furniture style complete vanities. With furniture style vanities, you will be able to shop by style, size, whatever your primary need is and you will probably save some money that way too.

Selecting Your Double Sink Bathroom Vanity: Now it’s time to shop for your new vanity. As the double sink vanity gains in popularity, there are many more options. The challenge here is to find one that fits the taste of both you and your spouse and that fits with the decor style you are trying to achieve. The first step is to determine your budget, then move onto style and size …

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Using a Handmade Glass Sink in the Bathroom – Combining Art & Function

All About Glass Sinks

The hottest trend in bathroom design today is the handmade glass sink – often referred to as a glass vessel sink – which has become the latest must-have for luxury homeowners. Combine the versatility in color and design offered by glass with the vessel mount trend and it’s no wonder that our company, Glass Artists Gallery, can barely keep up with demand. Vessel-mounted, fused, slumped, mosaic, under-mounted and hand-blown sinks have even influenced the faucet manufacturers’ designs because of their unprecedented popularity.

We find ourselves answering questions and dispelling myths surrounding sinks just about every day. This article was created to answer some of the more common questions such as “What is a handmade sink?” “Are they expensive?” “What are the differences in the glass sinks I see in the showrooms and online?” “Are they durable?”

Types of Glass Sinks

To better understand the three main categories of glass vessel sinks, it helps to understand the three main types of glassmaking:

Cold Glass — Working with glass at room temperature. Examples are mosaic glass, stained glass, glass carving and etching.

Warm Glass — The process of fusing, slumping or other kiln forming techniques at temperatures between 1100 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot Glass— The process of blowing glass using a furnace that melts the glass at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the glass is gathered on the end of a pipe, the artist forms the hot glass using a “Glory Hole” (an oven that maintains a temperature of around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit). The resulting work is then slowly cooled in an annealing oven.

With the above in mind, there are three main categories of artisan crafted glass sinks you will find at Glass Artists Gallery:

Fused & Slumped — Glass fusing is the process of joining …

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