Tips For Choosing Your New Kitchen Faucet

kitchen faucetYour kitchen faucet is one of the standout plumbing fixtures in your kitchen. When it comes time to look for a replacement, no matter if you are looking to remodel, or just replace your old faucet that’s gotten a little leaky over the previous years, the decision of which faucet to replace your existing one is a more in-depth decision than many homeowners take into account. From choosing the right finish, to the right number of handles, and choosing whether or not to go with a detachable option, the amount of different options on the market can simply be staggering. To assist you with the decision, we’ve put together a short list of things to take into account when deciding on your next kitchen faucet.

Find The Right Number Of Holes

Unless you are investing in a new kitchen sink as well, it is important to take into account how many holes your current sink has to offer. Knowing how many holes your previous faucet has can make your search a great deal easier as you now have a particular range to look through. However, if you happen to find a replacement faucet with fewer holes that you have your heart set on, it isn’t the end of the world. Many manufacturers offer optional deck plates to cover up unused holes, so switching to a single hole faucet from a double or triple hole faucet is definitely still an option.

One Handle Or Two?

When deciding on your new faucet, it is important to take into consideration how many handles you are going to want on your new fixture. One handle allows you to adjust your water temperature in one motion from the same handle, but having two handles allows you to control the mix of hot and cold water to a greater degree. This consideration is one of purely personal taste.

Do You Need A Sprayer?

The decision on whether or not to invest in a replacement faucet with a sprayer nozzle will have a large impact on the functionality of your sink area. While not entirely necessary in every kitchen, a sprayer nozzle will provide you with greater flexibility (no pun intended) in tasks like washing and rinsing dishes or food. Considering ahead of time the function you would like your new faucet to have can help you decide if a standard faucet will work or if a new adjustable sprayer faucet would be better suited to your needs.

What Are You Using It For?

Again, considering what functions you need your faucet to perform will go a long way in helping you find the right replacement for your kitchen. Do you do most of your dishes in the sink or do you mainly use it for rinsing? A sprayer nozzle can help you greatly when doing dishes, but may be less important if you rarely do dishes in your sink. Do you have large pots and pans that constantly pile up in your sink? Having a faucet with a high arched neck can help you keep access to your water even when dishes have piled up above the brim of the sink.

Keep It Stylish

This last tip is purely an aesthetic one. You want to pick a replacement faucet that is going to help complement your style and that of your kitchen. A brass faucet can look extremely out of place when the rest of your fixtures are stainless steel and vice versa. There are different designs and finishes to fit any style and personal taste.

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