So as promised here is a bit of a review on some of the choices we made for our first floor renovation. Lets start with the Franke sink and Hansgrohe faucet.
So as promised here is a bit of a review on some of the choices we made for our first floor renovation. Lets start with the sink and faucet.
Faucet is clean and simple
The faucet is a HansGrohe Metro: a single lever, high-arc unit that I picked up on sale at the Home Depot for 20% off after I nearly fainted seeing the prices of other models in a specialty store. I figure that this cost us less than half of what some of the mid priced units were going for at the other store.
But given the other benefits I think it’s a good trade-off.
Now the sink. Its a Franke RGX-160 ‘Regatta.’
The sink is a good size for the small kitchen and the bottom grid on the left really helps with cleanup
I wondered why they were so expensive – I mean its just formed stainless steel right? Well in comparing the it which we ended up purchasing from Bathworks in Ajax with products at the Home Depot, I found that the others didn’t have the solid feel of the Franke. It also had nice sound insulating material on the underside which keeps it from sounding “tinny” when you put something in the bottom. We were pretty fortunate that the sales staff at Bathworks helped us by extending the manufacturers sale offer that included the bottom grid and the strainers. I didn’t think that the grid would be useful but we hand wash a lot so its great to put it right on the grid and have it dry. Once again here are the pros;
So far we are really happy with these two choices. They are used frequently throughout the day and their solid feel (hopefully) means that we will get many years of use out of them.
Next time I will take a look at our Miele dishwasher and you may be surprised by what we’ve found.