When it comes to taking care of business in the kitchen, you’ll need a sink and a faucet that’s built to handle any and everything you throw at it. Literally. Which is why we’re proud to use Kohler as one of our brand partners at Veridian.

Before you start shopping, it’s important to think about how you’ll utilize your sink on the daily. For example, are you an avid cook, prone to throwing scalding pots and pans in the sink as you tear up the kitchen like Emeril Lagasse? If so, investing in a granite composite sink might be your best bet. Resistant to scratches, stains, chips and household acids, granite composite looks and feels like a natural, matte stone. And best of all, it won’t fade in color when exposed to high heat. BAM!

Who wouldn’t want to wash dirty dishes in this gorgeous granite composite sink in our Juniper Ridge furnished model?

If you’re more of a savvy, pastry maker with a love for vintage finds, then choosing an enamel-coated, cast-iron, farmhouse sink might be more up your alley. Farmhouse sinks add a feeling of instant charm and rustic character to almost any kitchen and are generally deeper than other sinks, making the menial task of scrubbing those cookie sheets a total breeze!

All hail the farmhouse sink! (Image via Maison de Pax)

But then there is the durable, affordable, and easy to clean stainless steel sink.  These sinks are a good choice for just about any kitchen. If you want a clean, simple and timeless showpiece, then by all means, go this route!

It’s not too good to be true, you can see this sleek stainless steel sink in our Birchwood Point furnished model.

Now that we have sinks covered, let’s quickly cover faucets. Function and finish are key when it comes to picking out a faucet. Of course you’ll want to match the style of sink that you’ve just handed your heart over to, but you’ll also want to consider how it will fit with your daily needs as well.

A stunning faucet AND a pot filler? Be still, my beating heart… (Image via Kohler)

Once you have those two decisions solidified, spend some time thinking about the extras. From filtration units to pot fillers, these final touches can not only add an extra level of convenience, but style to your kitchen. And who wouldn’t want that?