How To Choose The Right Kitchen Faucet
When it comes to upgrading or remodeling your kitchen, the options can seem endless. One important decision you’ll need to make is choosing the right kitchen faucet. Not only does a kitchen faucet play an important role in your daily tasks, but it also serves as a stylish and visually appealing addition to your kitchen. With so many different styles, features, and finishes available, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect faucet for your kitchen. In this blog we’ll guide you through the process of choosing a faucet by highlighting the most important factors to consider such as size, functionality, style, and finish. Then we will follow up with the 6 most popular kitchen faucets of 2023.
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Sizing Your Kitchen Sink
You need to measure your sink basin to see which faucet will fit properly. This will help you decide the arc and height of the faucet. A deep basin will need a faucet with a long spout so you can reduce splashing out of the sink. A shallow basin needs a shorter spout so you have room to get under the faucet. Measuring the area around the sink can also help you determine if you can install a deck-mount or wall-mounted faucet. A handyman or remodeling contractor can help you with this task if you’re unsure.
Consider the types of chores you will be using the faucet for such as filling large pots, washing dishes, rinsing vegetables and watering plants. Look for features such as a high-arc spout, single handle faucet or a double handle faucet. There are modern faucets that are motion activated to free up your hands and it can also release the exact amount of water you ask for. Most faucets come with a sprayer for ease of use. Choose between a pull-down sprayer, pull-out sprayer or a side sprayer. The sprayer you decide on will depend on the depth of the basin and the amount of installation holes you have in the sink.
Choose a faucet that complements the design of your kitchen. A traditional Straight Spout or Gooseneck faucet will fit any style of kitchen design. However if you have a modern or industrial style kitchen then maybe go with a Touchless or Touch-Activated faucet. Other styles to choose from are Pot-Fillers, Bridges, and Stationary or Swivel Spout faucets. You might start to feel overwhelmed again with all these options but just go back to the basics of sink size and functionality to remember what you’re really looking for and what you need.
When choosing the faucet’s finish, take into consideration that it should match with the other hardware and appliances in your kitchen to keep the design flowing. However mixing metals is also a design choice so there’s really no rule to follow except your own. Some popular finishes include Polished Chrome, Stainless Steel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Copper, Brushed Nickel, Brushed Brass, Matte Black, Antique Pewter, and many more.
Make sure the faucet you choose is compatible with your sink and can easily be installed. Your existing sink most likely has pre-drilled holes in the deck. This will determine what kind of faucet can be installed. A single hole means a single handle faucet should be installed. Your sink might have up to 4 holes which could fit a double handle faucet, sprayer, and soap dispenser or a different combination of all those features. If you have your heart set on a specific faucet but your sink doesn’t have enough installation holes, you will need a handyman to modify the sink if possible and install additional plumbing.
By considering these factors, you can choose a kitchen faucet that will meet your needs and enhance the overall look of your kitchen. It’s also advisable to read reviews from other customers to get an idea of the quality and performance of the faucet you are interested in.
6 Popular Kitchen Faucets in 2023
1. Moen Arbor Motionsense
This kitchen faucet boasts a sleek, modern design and a convenient hands=free feature. The Motionsense technology allows you to turn the water on and off simply by waving your hand in front of the sensor, making it a great option for busy cooks.
2. Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down
This faucet features a high-arc spout that provides ample clearance for large pots and pans, and a pull-down sprayer for added versatility. It is also available in several finishes to match your kitchen’s decor.
3. Kohler Cruette Pull-Down
This faucet has a sleek and modern design, with a pull-down sprayer that allows for easy access to hard-to-reach areas. The sprayer also has 3 different spray patterns to choose from, making it a great option for any kitchen task.
4. Pfister Hanover Pull-Down
This faucet has a classic design and a convenient pull-down sprayer, perfect for reaching all areas of the sink. It also has a ceramic disk valve that ensures a long-lasting and leak-free performance.
5. Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden
This faucet has a unique industrial design, with a high-arc spout and a pull-down sprayer. It’s made of highly durable stainless steel and has a ceramic cartridge for a leak-free performance.
6. American Standard Colony Pro
This Gooseneck faucet has a classic design and a convenient pull-down sprayer. It has a leak-free ceramic disk valve and a lifetime warranty. It’s also Watersense certified meaning that it’s an environmentally friendly option.
There are many great options when it comes to kitchen faucets. They all come with unique features that will suit different kitchen styles and needs. Contact Alamo City Handymen if you need more information on the different types of faucets on the market. We can help you narrow down the options that best fit your kitchen sink and install it whenever you’re ready. Call us today!