Today i want to help you choose the right kitchen faucet, a new faucet is a great way to quickly upgrade your kitchen, with so many design and feature options available today, making the right choice can really impact how much you enjoy your kitchen, some people first choose a kitchen faucet by how cool it looks or the type of finish it has, while appearance is absolutely important, if you want to be really happy with your choice, we encourage you to first consider how the faucet functions and will that be the right match for you. if you like us to use your kitchen a lot, you’ll want a kitchen faucet that best serves your daily needs, consider how you operate in the kitchen and then think of your new faucet as a tool.
when considering the functionality of the kitchen faucet, there are a few design and technology options to consider.
1.Smart touch faucets
Touch technology is the absolute latest in kitchen faucets, with touch technology, it doesn’t matter if you have full hands or 10 messy fingers, you can start and stop the faucet with a simple touch. touch technology changes the way you interact with faucet in your kitchen, it also helps to conserve water by activating flow only when needed, when you prepare food or wash up in the sink, it’s amazingly fast and easy to turn the water off when it’s not needed between tasks.
the installation process is just like installing a regular pull down faucet with an addition of one more component and a few easy connect wires. they generally work on batteries so there is no need to hire an electrician to assist with the installation.
2. pull down kitchen faucets
Pull down and pull out kitchen faucets have a detachable spray head attached to a hose that runs through the faucet body, the pull down feature makes the work of preparing meals and cleaning up afterwards easier and faster than a traditional faucet with separate spray option. pull down faucets also don’t require an extra hole in the counter for installation of a separate hand spray. pull downs typically feature a generous spout height with multiple spray options including stream, spray ,and in some models of flow pause. these controls are built into the spray head for ease of use.
3. pull out kitchen faucets
Pull out spray faucets operate basically the same is pull down faucets, except they generally have a shorter spout height and a larger moveable head section .some people find the larger spray head easier and more comfortable to use, because it’s a little larger in the hand providing added grip service. for some people this can make a difference in their comfort and ease of use, it’s really a matter of what feels best to you.
4. semi-pro pull down faucets
Semi-pros faucet are growing in popularity for use in many high-end kitchens, and especially in those with a family chef is an enthusiast and wants the very best cooking tools available. with the spray hose expose, the head is a breeze to move around, and the head docking stations are well built and very secure. if you do a lot of food prep and use the spray function a lot, the semi-pro might just be right for you.
5.pot filler faucets
There is nothing like having a handy cold water tap that swings out from your wallet counter to feel big hot sitting right on your stove ,a welcome addition to any aspiring chef and wonderfully convenient for any home cook. a wall or deck mount pot filler installed next to or above a stove top gives you quick access to water without having a transfer pots back and forth to the sink.pot fillers come in both wall and counter mount versions, so you will need a water source behind the wall or under the adjacent counter.in new construction or remodeling projects replacing a water line is not an issue possibilities are is easy to install as any other faucet, they can also be installed alongside island cook tops, there is nothing like the smile on a cook who fills a big pot on the stove with a pot filler for the first time.
Single-handed faucets are basically one-piece faucets with a hot cold mix controller built into a single lever. this design allows both the water volume and temperature to be controlled by one lever, some models have the lever located on the faucet, others on the side. the single handle design was one of the first modern advancements and faucets and is still extremely popular. some single hole faucets can be used with multiple hole sinks using a decorative sconce ,in Wisconsin is a simple ornamental plate that allows you to install a single handle faucet on a three hole sink.
7. two handles faucets
Sometimes you just can’t beat an old favorite, and for the kitchen the old favorite would be the reliable two handle faucet,with the two handle faucet might give up in speed and efficiency, it makes up in functional reliability and design charm. two handle faucets come in a wide range of designs that can be very sleek and modern with a variety of handle types that are both stylish and easy to operate.
If you have a soft spot for the good old days or simply appreciate the beauty of classic designs,the bridge faucet might just be the right ticket for you. bridge faucets come in two handles designs and function like any other two handle faucet,they come in both surface mount or wall mount designs and generally feature a generous swing spout.
9.wall mount faucets
If your sink is adjacent to a wall, counter space is tight, a wall mount faucet could be the right choice for you. wall mount faucets come in the basic two handle design ,if you’re going for a European look in the kitchen or bathroom, a sleep European design wall-mounted faucet works well, offering less visual impact to distract them the simplified materials and shapes.
for example, if you’re designing a kitchen and want to enlarge the size of the window over the sink, a wall mount faucet lets you lower the window without having the faucet interfere with the visual line of sight, plus wall mount faucets make counter cleaning a breeze, as there are no obstructions on the counter to clean around.so whether it’s because you have minimal space or simply fits your decor plans, wall mount faucets can be a perfect option.
10. Bar and prep sink faucets
Bar prep sinks with their own smaller faucets are becoming increasingly popular as a useful secondary in the kitchen, if you’ve never used one yourself you may think of them as a bit of a luxury ,but if you’re remodeling or designing a new home the smaller bar prep sink can be a very useful addition to your kitchen.
Install a prep sink and faucet on an island, and you or helper can wash chop and rinse vegetables at the island, saving the kitchen sink for other heavier duties, a bar faucet connected to a hot water dispenser is a great idea ,any bar sink faucet can easily hook up to an instant hot water dispenser to provide piping hot water, hot enough for tea or hot chocolate straight out of the faucet without having to wait for water to warm up, bar sink faucets on the other hand have a small yet steady stream perfect for filtered water, when you combine that with a water cooler, you can have cool filtered water whenever you want from your bar faucet.