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5 Tips To Choosing a New Kitchen Faucet
A kitchen faucet goes beyond just basic functions; it can also play a major role in the style of your kitchen. Why? Because it is the most used feature in the kitchen. So, that makes it the unofficial centerpiece of the room. Changing and upgrading your kitchen faucet is the best way to give your kitchen a rejuvenating breath of fresh air. A new faucet can always change the look of your whole kitchen, a complement to your style and taste.
But with so many styles out there, choosing a new faucet can be overwhelming and a bit of a challenge. There are always new styles and old styles to consider, and let’s not forget functionality, faucet features, accessories, etc.
So to help you out, here are five tips to consider before making your next big faucet purchase.
5 tips for choosing a new kitchen faucet:
Many do not realize, but the size of the faucet is important when considering a new faucet. Why? Because size relates to the functionality of the faucet. What if your faucet is underneath a cabinet and the new faucet that you fell in love with is too tall to fit underneath? What if the size of the lever or the handles are too big and hits your backsplash? The size of your faucet must be proportionate to the size of your sink too as a too large faucet can overpower a small sink.
Just like size, the type of faucet installation you choose is also important because it is based on the location. Deck-mounts and wall-mounts are just as they sound: one is installed on your counter while the other is installed on the wall above your sink. So, you must consider where your sink is located and if it can afford a wall or deck-mounted faucet. Not to mention, single-hole or three-hole or even four-hole faucet types. How many holes can the location of your sink have? So, a faucet’s installation type must balance and be proportionate to the kitchen sink.
Now for the fun part, what features do you want your faucet to have? There are a number of faucets features out there, lots to choose from and to consider. Like a side sprayer, a classic feature to a kitchen faucet as it helps to ease the load of cleaning. Or how about a pull-down/pull-out spout, a sprayer that extends from the faucet and saves counter space. Or go high-tech with a hands-free faucet, a growing trend in many new faucets where the faucet will turn on and off with motion sensor technology.
A faucet’s finish is much more than just for looks. A finish can combat corrosion and be rust-resistant, ensuring the faucet’s luster or shine to last for year to come. So choosing a faucet finish is important. One of the most popular ones to emerge as of late is the matte black finish, a finish that mimics a satin-like appearance because of its lack in shine. Contrasting the matte black trend is the ever-resilient polished chrome finish, a very versatile finish that ensures sturdiness and resistance to ruin.
The biggest contender to the challenge of choosing a new faucet is its style and design. A faucet’s design can say a lot about your own personal style, it’s a reflection of your aesthetic. From vintage faucets that boast timelessness and classic design to new modern faucets that exude sleek and smoothness. Not to mention, there are also others that are a perfect combination of both: a contemporary vintage faucet or even a traditionally modern faucet. While style is important, choose kitchen faucets that resonate with you and represent who you are.