Choosing your kitchen faucet can’t be hard, can it? With the numerous styles, materials, and finishes though, you might find it a little overwhelming. This article will help you select the faucet that you’ll love.
We spend, on average, five times more time in the kitchen than we do in the living room. It’s important to get the little details right. When you consider your sink, think about what you interact with it every day: spouts, handles, and sprayers.
If you have low windows or cabinets, you don’t want to get a high spout that will obstruct your view or reach. You’ll want something more streamlined with a low arc, approximately 3 to 8 inches above the sink plate.
High arcs are great for those of you who love to cook using large pots. This makes filling your pot easier, and gives you more space to work over the sink. You’ll want to look at spouts with arcs that are 8 to 10 inches high.
How you use your faucet on a daily basis will tell you whether a one-handle, two-handle or hands-free option is most suitable for you.
Sprayers are extremely useful when it comes to rinsing down your sinks, cleaning fresh vegetables and filling up large pots. There are three main types of sprayers you’ll want to look at: side spray, pull-out, and pull-down.
Side sprayers are an additional piece to your faucet that you can pull out to clean extended areas.
Pull-out sprays, like pull-down sprays, are an extension of your faucet. They are designed into the arc of your faucet, saving you space.
Pull-down sprays are an extension of your faucet that gives you more mobility.
Make sure you count the number of holes in your sink before selecting your faucet.
One of the most important decisions is to choose a finish that matches your kitchen cabinets. Most faucets come in polished chrome, satin nickel or bronze finishes.
Polished chrome is most durable and easy to maintain. That’s why they are the most common choice in public bathrooms and commercial kitchens.
Nickel and bronze finishes are gaining popularity for their stylish dull shine and brownish tones. They are durable but, both tend to chip more easily than polished chrome.
Now that you have considered the everyday use of your kitchen faucet, you can choose the perfect faucet for your home. Start enjoying your hands-free pull down faucet or your classy double handle brass faucet soon.
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