Choosing a kitchen sink and faucet
A kitchen is only complete when the sink and faucet add as much to the form as they do to the function of your kitchen. When it comes to selecting these staples, look for a sink and faucet that will work well, withstand years of daily use and look good doing it!
Your kitchen sink should combine form and function
The kitchen is the heart of your home, and your kitchen sink performs a lot of the daily chores. Since it’s the working area you use to prepare and clean up after meals, you need a sink that’s practical and durable.
- Visit the showroom. We encourage you to “play house” with our sinks to make sure you choose the best sink for your lifestyle. Whether it be a durable sink, elegant sink, functional sink or anywhere in between, our showrooms allow you to test your sink ideas before you buy.
- Show us your style. Bring in a color swatch, backsplash piece or any other accessories from your kitchen to see how different sinks work with your current color scheme.
- Weigh your options. Sinks are one of the most inexpensive fixtures of a kitchen. Consider sinks in a variety of materials such as cast iron, stainless steel and copper and styles like undermount, apron-front and self-rimming, that won’t break the bank.
Your choice in faucets sets the tone of your entire kitchen
Whether it’s part of a total kitchen overhaul or you just have a leaky faucet, finding the right style is easy once you have an idea of what you’re looking for. Consider the following points when shopping for your new faucet:
- Know your measurements. If you’re retrofitting a new faucet to an existing sink, be sure to measure the faucet hole spread and match your faucet accordingly. Knowing the faucet hole spread will help you narrow down your search for the best faucet for your kitchen.
- Spouts matter. Make sure your faucet fits your sink. Straight spouts are inexpensive, but they may make it hard to fill big pots. High arch spouts are great for high clearances, but may splash in shallow sinks.
- Make installation easy. Find out the required supplies for faucet installation. Some brands offer kits to make installation simpler, like Moen’s Duralock™ Quick Connect System or American Standard’s Speed Connect™ Drain. Easy installation means you get to enjoy your new faucet sooner!
At Ferguson, our dedicated product experts will help you find the right kitchen faucet and sink for your lifestyle. We have everything AND the kitchen sink!
*Due to recent regulations passed by the California Energy Commissions, as of September 1st, 2015, lavatory faucets with a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute or higher can no longer be sold for use in the state of California.