So you have decided to remodel your kitchen. You have decided on the cabinets and the countertop. Now it is time to select the kitchen sink faucet. This is going to be a tough decision to select the best kitchen faucet to fit your décor. This faucet in the kitchen probably gets the most use in your home. Too select one, you went to Home Depot and then to Lowes and you still did not decide which one you want.
Looking for the right kitchen faucet involves many decisions. You first have to decide what type of faucet. Is your sink stainless steel? Then of course you want to get a stainless steel faucet. Is your sink a porcelain sink? Then you will have to match it to the other décor in the kitchen – white, black, bone, stainless steel, chrome, brass, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, brushed bronze, pewter, etc. Is your sink an under mount sink? Do you need an 8″ spread on the faucet or can you space the spout, handles and sprayer at any dimensions? Do I want a soap dispenser? And finally you need to budget the right amount. The best kitchen faucet could be very expensive. Remember do not go cheap for this fixture because of the amount of use it will get.
The size of your sink will determine the type of faucet. If you have a small sink, then a single lever faucet will suit your needs. But if you installed a large double sink, then installing a faucet with two handles and a center spout is the right move. Make sure the faucet you choose is proportional to the size of the sink. You do not want a small one a double bowl sink. Some of the finishes faucet comes in are brushed nickel, chrome, polished chrome, brass, antique brass and many more. A chrome faucet is probably the most popular these days.
Kitchen faucets also come with side accessories. Lotion and soap dispensers, air gaps, and sink strainer are ones you can select. Side sprayers are available to clean those large pots and pans. The faucet can also be a pull out faucet which turns into a sprayer with a push of a button.
As you can see, the selection of the correct faucet will take some thinking and design sense. But when done correctly, it will really make the kitchen come together and feel complete. Do not just go and select the first one you see. Every time you enter the kitchen, it will be the first thing you see and you will not feel comfortable with your new kitchen.
The best kitchen faucets can be found at your local hardware store and at the local home center. You can lso go online and choose a faucet from the manufacturer’s websites. But do not buy it there. Those prices are higher than what you will pay in the stores. While on the manufacturer’s website, search for local dealers of their faucets. The following list contains links to the manufacturers’ websites so you can follow through if you really like what you see.
Price Pfister – Reasonably priced and easy to find as most reputable home improvement stores.
Moen – Reliable, stylish, and affordable kitchen faucets that are some of the best on the market.
Delta Faucets – Their products are regular award winners for both design and functionality.
Grohe Faucets – Grohe Faucets are designed with European sensibilities and are arranged in three different themes. The contemporary line, transitional line and authentic line.
Peerless – No-nonsense, simple, functional faucets that won’t break your bank.
In the end, before you go shopping for the best kitchen faucet, know your needs. There are so many high quality faucet manufacturers out there, they all make good faucets. In the end, your final decision will be based on the décor you selected for your kitchen. Find the faucet that stands out and really spices up the kitchen.