If you’ve never shopped for a faucet before, then you probably don’t realize just how many options you have. It can be overwhelming, making the decision difficult to make. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and need to choose new faucets, then this quick guide will help you choose the best one for your sink.
Faucets are available at a range of prices. The material, design, and quality will all make a difference to the cost. While you can find faucets for cheap, expert tips from familyhandyman.com suggest spending at least $100 on a kitchen faucet. This will ensure a good quality faucet that will last.
Sinks and faucets come in a variety of styles, such as modern, traditional, and rustic. Think about the style your kitchen is, or is going to be, and select a faucet that matches that style. The finish also makes a difference to the style of the faucet. Popular finishes include polished chrome, nickel, and bronze. Comparing this with the style you’re looking for, chrome usually gives a modern appeal while bronze can be more traditional or rustic. Many kitchens match the cabinet hardware with the finish of the faucet.
It’s not just about the way your faucet looks, but also how it works and fits with your sink. One factor to consider is the height of the faucet. If you need a lot of space for filling pots in your sink, for example, then a high arc faucet will suit you better. Also, consider if you need a pull-out or pull-down faucet to give you more flexibility with the angle and direction you spray water in. Another consideration is whether you have one or two handles. One handle can be more convenient while two handles can give you greater control over the water temperature.
If you’re willing to spend a little more on your faucet, then there are some handy extra features your faucet can boast. Some faucets are available with water-saving features, increasing airflow through the stream in order to save water without sacrificing on water flow.
Another interesting option is a handsfree faucet, allowing you to switch on the water flow simply by waving your hands underneath the faucet or tapping the faucet with any body part. This can be convenient, especially if you have sticky hands or have been handling raw meat, so you won’t have to touch the handle. This feature can also save water because it will switch off the flow of water when you’re not using it. Most taps with this feature also have an override option so you can fill a pot without the stream switching off.
If you need help with your kitchen plumbing during a remodel, then contact us for our advice and services around Lewisville, Clemmons, and Winston Salem.