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How To Choose a Kitchen Faucet


Choosing a kitchen faucet is always an exciting time, but it is also an important decision, so you will thank yourself for taking the time to make the right choice. In this article, we will cover some of the most important aspects to keep in mind when making deciding how to choose a kitchen faucet.

Number of Holes

8-inch Centerset Kitchen Faucet, Polished Chrome

Before you even begin to think about your faucet’s style or finish, note how many faucet holes your sink already has. Depending on the style of sink you want, and whether you are open to modifying your sink setup, this may influence which faucet you ultimately choose.

Spout Height and Reach

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Again, before making a hard decision on what kind of sink you want, be aware of the sink and surrounding space you will be installing your new faucet. some faucets will not fit in your kitchen space depending on whether you have low cabinets. You should also choose a faucet that will be able to reach all corners of your sink. For example, a farmhouse sink is wide and deep, and so something like a pull-down faucet makes sense here.


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Once you have a handle on how many holes your sink has and the space available, you should have a better idea of what style of sink will work for you. Don’t have a lot of counterspace? Consider a wall-mount faucet. Does your sink already have several installation holes? Maybe the elegant bridge faucet is what you are looking for. In any case, choosing your style comes down to what is feasible and what will work best with the overall kitchen theme you are trying to achieve.


The finish you finally decide on should be one that works well with the finishes and colors already found in your kitchen. Keeping all of your finishes the same will lead to a more cohesive kitchen. Also, try to keep in mind the colors of your countertops and cabinets, as choosing a finish that meshes with, or contrasts against these other colors will ultimately decide the overall tone of your kitchen.

Sprayer Options

This consideration, although not as important as the others, will still play an important part in your overall faucet experience. Do you want a sprayer? Do you want it to be built into your faucet head or installed on the side? The number of holes is again a deciding factor here. Do you want to go as far as having a powerful pre-rinse faucet? This is a critical question to consider as it will lead to a more comfortable faucet using experience.

At the end of the day, the faucet you choose should not only be right for your kitchen, but also your own personal needs and preferences. For more inspirations for your next faucet decision, take a look at Kingston’s extensive kitchen faucet selection.

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