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There are two types of people when it comes to designing a kitchen – those who can picture just what they want and those who need someone to help guide them through the process. With so much inspiration readily available, “overwhelm” can be inevitable. While you’re busy choosing the wall and cabinet colors, you don’t want to let any of the details slide by. Professional appliances, beautiful flooring, and quartz countertops definitely get their fair share of attention, but it’s the sinks and faucets that are the unsung heroes of the kitchen. Relied upon for dish washing, meal prep, or even grabbing a glass of water, no modern kitchen would be functional without them. Thankfully, there’s BLANCO and their quality range of both sinks and faucets.
Today’s sinks and faucets have evolved into a vast range of features, finishes, and styles available to work in the highly personalized kitchens now favored by consumers. With so many high qualities at hand, durability – resistance to scratches, chips, and stains – is a priority. BLANCO’s award-winning SILGRANIT® sink collection features rock-hard granite durability that’s been beautifully designed and scientifically proven. SILGRANIT is a composite material made of up to 80% natural granite that’s patented, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean with heat resistance up to 536°F. Its repellent nonporous surface does not require the use of harsh chemicals and features BLANCO’s Hygienic+Plus surface protection.
Recently Concrete Gray was added to the available range of colors in the collection. Others include Anthracite, Metallic Gray, White, Café Brown, Biscotti, Biscuit, Cinder, and Truffle.
Following durability, bowl style is an important element, as are available color options that will fit in with the kitchen’s design. Drain position should also be taken into consideration, as it can be a space saver underneath the sink and afford for more storage space. Double bowl sinks continue to be popular in the kitchen, with apron front – or farmhouse sinks – and single bowls being other options. As far as sink materials go, stainless steel is always a favorite, followed by granite composite and fireclay.
BLANCO offers a range of double bowl sink options, including a stainless steel option from its recently introduced FORMERA Collection, their most versatile undermount series. With generous and aesthetically pleasing rounded corners, the BLANCO FORMERA is easy to keep clean. The offset drain offers users a wider work area inside the sink, along with more storage area underneath. The stainless steel collection is available in a wide range of sizes and styles, including an equal double bowl and 1 ¾ bowl.
Yet another split sink option is BLANCO’s QUATRUS® Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink, featuring 18 gauge stainless steel for exceptional durability and strength perfect for a high traffic kitchen. A take on the popular contemporary farmhouse style, its convenient low divide makes it easy to handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping sides. Featuring a transitional geometric design, the QUATRUS R15 1-3/4 Apron with Low Divide reinvents the classic farm sink with a modernized style and functionality that meets the everyday needs of the most practical, beautiful kitchens.
There’s a broad selection of faucet features to choose from nowadays – coil or flexible hose, pull-down and pull-out styles among others. Also worth considering is a dual spray option and how any of these choices may affect water savings. The most popular tend to be pull-downs with their powerful sprays that easily clean pots and rinse the sink, followed by semi-professional styles.
BLANCO offers over 100 shape, size, and color combinations to fit every kitchen’s aesthetic. They also offer water-saving kitchen faucets that can save up to 30% more water than standard-flow faucets, making them a great investment for going green. BLANCO kitchen faucets are available in Chrome and Stainless finishes, as well as their exclusive SILGRANIT® matching colors or dual-finish options. In addition, BLANCO’s faucets can be easily paired with any of their SILGRANIT sinks.
Visit blancoamerica.com to see their full range of kitchen sinks and faucets.