As one of the most used features in your home, choosing the right kitchen sink and faucet shouldn’t be taken lightly. We have created a list of tips to guide you through the process and help make the best decision for you and your kitchen.
What Is Your Style?
Do you prefer a modern aesthetic or gravitate towards a more traditional way of decorating? There are various ranges of faucet styles offered to fit any design goal. Popular styles include:
Looks Aren’t Everything
Choosing a faucet solely based on aesthetics may jeopardize other factors such as convenience and long-term durability. For advice on which faucets will be suitable for your lifestyle needs, consider consulting with manufacturers, retailers, or plumbers before making a decision.
How Much Money Should I Spend?
For a kitchen faucet, you can expect to spend at least $100. Faucets are sold for much less, however, it is likely that it will be of substantially low-quality. The more you spend, the more you’re usually paying for extra features and style, as opposed to only dependability and durability.
Consider Faucet Finishes
You should choose a faucet that closely matches the surrounding cabinet hardware and/or appliances. If you also plan on changing your hardware, you have endless options of faucet styles available to you. Most faucets are offered in chrome, nickel, or bronze finishes. Chrome is the more popular among the three for homeowners as it is the most durable finish, with the least maintenance requirements. Nickel finishes are characterized by their dull shine. While they are very durable, they are susceptible to fingerprints and water spots. Bronze faucets look gorgeous in kitchens, however, they are rubbed bronze, which means that their coating can chip or get scratched off over time. What you choose will depend on your design preferences.
Number of Sinks
Traditionally, two sinks have been the preferred option for kitchen sinks. Two equally sized bowls were made for washing and drying dishes. Most people use the dishwasher for day-to-day dishes, and those preferences have changed. Now, many people go for one large bowl, instead of the conventional two. It is recommended to have one over-sized bowl for large pots and pans, and a smaller bowl for quick washing and drying.
Before deciding on a kitchen faucet and sink, you should do your research and go to a plumbing showroom where you will be able to see first hand how a sink and faucet function together.
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