A new kitchen faucet is a great way to give your kitchen a new look without spending a lot of money. Before you start looking at your options and fall in love with a particular style and finish, consider your sink and what will match it best. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you go shopping for a new faucet.
Match The Sink Size
A large sink with a small faucet might look odd, and a small sink with a large one might look weird too, but more importantly a large, gooseneck model might cause splashing in a small sink. Therefore, matching sink size is important.
Match The Sink Holes
Your sink or counter already has holes drilled for a faucet and sprayer. There will be one or more holes drilled. If all the holes are not in use, you might be able to knock out a plug to get an extra hole for a sprayer. However, it may not be the best idea to have another hold drilled in the sink or countertop. You'll need to discuss this option with a plumber.
Instead, figure out how many holes your sink already has and then match that number with the label on a new faucet so you buy a model that can be fit on your sink easily.
Choose A Sprayer Option
Pull-down sprayers are popular since they don't require a separate sinkhole, and they are easy to use. However, you can also choose a sprayer that installs separately. Consider the faucet style you want for your kitchen and then match a sprayer to the style. For instance, gooseneck styles often come with a pull-down sprayer, but a straight horizontal style may not.
Select A Handle Option
You might choose a handle style based on appearance, but you may want to consider how the handles function too. A single handle is easy to operate and makes it easy to get the temperature you want. Two handles have a completely different appearance, but you may find adjusting two handles to get the right temperature is inconvenient.
Choose The Finish
There are so many options in styles and finishes that you might have trouble making up your mind. Your budget might come into the decision-making process since some finishes cost more. You can buy a budget faucet, but you may find the finish doesn't last long at all. So, rather than comparing price alone, you might want to consider beauty and durability. Plus, you'll want a new faucet that complements your kitchen decor.
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