Ask the Kitchen and Bath Fixture Expert – Julie Potts


Ask the Kitchen and Bath Fixture Expert – Julie Potts

Design Aesthetics – Traditional – Contemporary – Transitional

The words conjure up images of a particular style, or way of living. What are the design aesthetics of your kitchen? When it comes to fixtures and fittings, defining your design profile can help you sift through a plethora of choices, to find the best sink and faucet for your culinary center.

Traditional profiles might mean a double bowl stainless steel sink in heavy 18 gauge, or an apron front fireclay model. When paired with a classic pull out spray faucet in Chrome, the look is timeless..

Contemporary interpretations include sleek hand fabricated products, unique drain features, and luxury materials such as copper and heavy gauge hand fabricated stainless steel.  Many contemporary sinks boast unique features, such as distinctive waste hole fittings, and integrated accessory ledges right in the sink bowl. The finishing touch to a contemporary kitchen is a big, beautiful semi-pro style faucet with dual spray function, and single handle operation.

Transitional choices honour the practicality of traditional features, paired with innovative materials for a look neither modern, nor traditional. The net feel is fresh, and a wee bit edgy … but not too much!.

Don’t know where you fit? Download Franke’s Inspirations brochure – a simple step-by-step guide that walks you through all of the important sink purchase considerations, with a summary sheet at the end to print out and take with you to see Julie, Jordan and Brittany at the Ensuite showroom in Port Coquitlam.   Alternatively, visit Franke’s PINTEREST page for design ideas.