Count the number of times in which you use your kitchen faucet daily, you may not believe it, but it could be the most used part of your entire home. So, imagine how careful you should be when you choose your kitchen faucet, it may sound simple and easy, but choosing the wrong faucet can really make your daily life much harder.
The first step to successfully choose your kitchen faucet is to set your budget to get a good idea about the options you have. This step will even make it easier for the sales man, because he will help you in a better way to find the thing that suits your money.
When you set your budget, you need to include the installation expenses, if you are going to hire a professional to do the job for you. Generally, most of the advanced faucets can be installed easily, you can even do it yourself, but if you aren’t totally sure you can handle this mission or worried about the leaking problems, then it’s time to call a plumber to do this one for you.
The number of the holes in your kitchen sink should match with the faucet you want to have, so you need to consider this point carefully when you are buying. For example, you will find some faucets that need three holes, two for the cold and hot handles and one for the spout itself, you will also find one piece faucet that has attached handles and this type will need only one hole, the options are endless and the choice will be up to your sink.
If you are upgrading your old faucet, you will need to pay extra attention, but if you are buying the faucet before the kitchen sink, the choices will be up to what you prefer or need. The location of the sink’s holes is so important to consider as well, most of the holes are located in the middle of the sink, but in some sinks you may find the holes located on the side. In this case, you may need to look for a faucet with long spout to finish your tasks easier or you can look for a faucet with a sprayer which I will tell you more about in this article.
The number of your sink bowls will also control your choices, for example, if you have a kitchen sink with three bowls, you will need to look for a faucet with sprayer, so you can reach every inch of your sink easily.
Decide on the type of the handle you want to have in your faucet, generally, the most commonly used one is the one that has single lever that goes up and down to control the power of the water and rotates right and left to change between hot or cold. That isn’t all; you will also find other types like center set and widespread faucet, these types looks almost the same, but the cold and hot handles are installed separately from the spout itself in the widespread faucet unlike the centre set that has attached handles.
If you are looking for an advice, then you should go for the single handle faucet, it’s easier to use, maintain, takes less space and it would be the perfect choice if you don’t have enough holes in your kitchen sink.
Kitchen faucets come with different features, so you can choose the best and easiest choice that makes your daily life more comfortable in your kitchen. For example, you will find faucets that change the temperature gradually, it turns the cold water into hot water gradually, so you don’t burn your hands or harm your sink.
You know what else? You will also find some faucets with sensors and that means all what you need to do is to put your hand under the spout and it will work automatically. I know that opening the faucet isn’t that hard mission to do, but the sensors will promise you with a clean and shiny faucet all the time with no water spots or stains, it’s amazing, right?
Sometimes, when you are in your kitchen, you fell like you want to move the faucet from its place, right? Well, you can do that if you have a faucet with a sprayer, yes, the sprayer will make your life much easier in the kitchen and help you to finish a lot of tasks so much faster than you can imagine. You can have a separated sprayer or you can look for a faucet with pull down or pull out sprayer head, the choice will depend on the faucet type you will buy and for sure on the holes number of the kitchen sink you have.
If you are looking for a healthy faucet, search for the one that has attached filter, the filter will keep the water clean, pure and that is exactly what we all look for when it comes to our kitchens. Just make sure to choose the faucet with an easy removable filter, so you can clean or change it easier
Check the size of the water valve in your kitchen, so you can choose the most fitting faucet that matches it. Choose the faucet design that matches with your kitchen design and the rest of the other accessories like the soap dispenser and the air gap. For example, if you have a vintage kitchen design, a faucet with bronze finish might be the one you need.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so choosing any part of it should be done with more consideration to guarantee an easy, safe and comfortable time for you and for your family and remember, sometime small things like the faucets, could be more important than it looks.