Rebekah Mcclure. Sinks. January 28th , 2017.
When you see a stainless kitchen sink in an advertisement, or in a store, it will usually have some information attached. One of the first things you will see, besides size of course, is Gauge. The Gauge of stainless steel measures the thickness of the steel itself that was used to create the sink. Usually you will see a number between 16 and 23. In most circumstances a higher number indicates a higher quality or larger measurement, but Gauge is like Golf, the lower the number the better. I personally recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes. 18 gauge stainless steel is 0.0500 inches thick and weighs 2.016 pounds per square foot, and 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
There are five styles of bathroom sinks to choose from when you are picking out the focal point of your bathroom. Which one you choose depends on how much space you have available, who will be using the bathroom, how many will be using the bathroom, and what kind of design theme the room will have. Different kinds of sinks are more appropriate for different styles. This article will explain the five choices and give pros and cons of all of them.
This is the case for kitchen remodeling projects, that though do not require much effort to execute, many homeowners make the mistake by not spending enough time shopping around for one of the most important items; the kitchen sink. And when selecting a stainless steel kitchen sink things get even more complicated. That is why we have compiled this list of stainless sinks brands to watch for this summer season to help you spend less time fixing your kitchen and more time enjoying it.
Console sinks are appropriate for smaller bathrooms because they help to open up a space and make it seem larger than it is. A console sink is a sink that is mounted on a counter top that is connected to the wall at the back and supported by two legs in the front. There is no cabinet underneath and this open space helps make your bathroom seem bigger. The space under the sink is a good spot to utilize storage baskets. Console sinks have a delicate quality to them so they are better suited to bathrooms that are decorated in light colors and soft tones.
And that’s all there is to it! Even a beginner, with a little confidence, can accomplish this quick switch in one day or less. Ask a professional for help if you get stuck and need help, but you should be able to accomplish this upgrade with only a few tools and supplies and a bit of elbow grease.
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