Qualified Remodeler Magazine

SEP 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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selection, Christy Emens, marking commu- nication manager for Blanco, recommends discovering how clients use or plan to use their kitchen and factoring that into the decision-making process. "Sinks are the workhorse of a kitchen, and a remodeler should assist their customers by finding out how much cooking and cleaning the home- owner does. Will they need a sink that's pretty, or one that is both tough and attrac- tive?" she asks. "A stainless steel farmhouse or apron-front sink is probably not a great choice if the sink will get a lot of use since stainless can scratch easily; a SILGR ANIT, Fireclay or DURINOX apron-front sinks will resist scratches. Understanding the options and presenting them to a customer can help them be satisfied longer with their kitchen." One area where all manufacturers were in total agreement is that a kitchen sink should be selected early in the design phase for a kitchen. "Cabinet size first determines the scope of sinks that will fit," Emens says. "It's best to determine the style and type A twist on classic farmhous design, the Pekoe Apron Front Kitchen Sink (above) from AMERICAN STANDARD is stain-, heat- and chip-resistant. The Hillside Sink Collection (right) from DXV also highlights a country heritage in stainless steel and fireclay options. Circle 5 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR September 2018 61

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