One of the most important staples of any functioning kitchen is a faucet. But when it comes to selecting a model, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. What considerations go into selecting the perfect faucet for your kitchen?
There are a few standard faucet models commonly found in kitchens today. They usually feature either one or two handle levers to control the temperature. Many popular faucets feature sensors, multiple pressure settings, pullout sprayers, soap dispensers or other mechanisms designed to make kitchen chores easier. Select a design that matches your kitchen’s d?cor, but remains functional enough to help you complete the activities you do most frequently in the kitchen.
In addition to choosing the model, you’ll also have to select from variety of finishes. Chrome and stainless steel tend to be the most durable finishes, while brass tends to be a bit more difficult to maintain if placed in a high traffic area. Overall, finishes are a matter of personal taste, and can help enhance the look you are trying to create in the kitchen.
Faucet installation varies from model to model, although the majority of faucets are attached through holes cut in the sink. If you are replacing an existing faucet, make sure that your new faucet can be attached using the same number of holes as the old one. Also, check and see if the faucet is proportional to your sink’s size. Otherwise, you could potentially have messy splashes to deal with.
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