Designing Your Kitchen With a Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet
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Pre-rinse kitchen faucets may be all the rage right now, but the large-scale and distinctive look of this fixture makes it a challenge to fit into some designs. Every kitchen can accommodate a pre-rinse kitchen faucet in a stylish way with the right considerations. Before settling for the first pull-down or pre-rinse fixture that fits, consider the kitchen’s style and the space available.
Shop the Separate Styles
Don’t start a kitchen design with the assumption that all pre-rinse faucets look commercial or industrial. While that’s certainly a common theme for some of the fixtures, there are dozens of other styles to choose from when shopping for a pre-rinse faucet. Some designs are very traditional or vintage, complete with fluted handles and classical finishes. Wheel faucets are particularly retro looking for a statement piece. Don’t settle for a style that clashes with the rest of the kitchen now that there are so many pre-rinse designs available.
Choosing an Aligning Finish
Homeowners who choose pre-rinse faucets for their style as much as their function should definitely consider the finish that best aligns with their existing designs. Finishes such as a matte black and chrome mix finish, oil rubbed bronze for a warmer tone and polished chrome to create a modern charm. Ensuring your faucets finish pairs well with your existing decor and appliances provides a cohesive look.
Shuffle the Cabinet Arrangements
Pre-rinse faucets require extra head space because of the high curving neck that suspends the spray head at the right height. For the easiest installation, make sure there are few to no upper cabinets over the sink where the faucet will be installed. If storage over the sink is a must, stick to high and small cabinets that leave plenty of space for the faucet.