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How to choose a Kitchen Faucet

A kitchen faucet helps you in keeping your kitchen sink and utensils clean and a good kitchen faucet is adept at performing other tasks too. You can use a kitchen faucet to water plants or clean the sink area or fill up tall vessels of water. Not sure which kitchen faucet will suit your needs? Our guide will help you in choosing the right kitchen faucet for your needs.

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when buying a kitchen faucet:

Mounting Styles

Sink-mounted faucets

In this type of faucet, you attach the kitchen faucet to the sink itself. You will need to check the number of mount holes that your sink has and then get a kitchen faucet that fits.

Wall-mounted faucets

In this type of faucets, you attach the faucet to the wall which saves a lot of space and gives you easier access to clean. You don’t have to worry about your sink mount holes in this case.

Deck-mounted faucets

In this type of faucets, you fix the kitchen faucet to the countertop and not the sink. You need to give a little space behind the faucet for easier cleaning.

Deck-mounted faucets

Handle Types 

Single-handled

A lot of kitchen faucets come with just a single handle to operate the water and are found to be more useful when your other hand is dirty. You can use this single handle to adjust the water temperature and pressure.

Double-handled

In this type of kitchen faucets, you have two separate handles for cold and hot water. You can use these handles to adjust the quantity of hot and cold water. This is a traditional type of faucet and less likely to get ruined.

Hands-free

Another type of faucet consists of no handles and can be operated through just a sensor. You just need to make a movement in front of these sensors to adjust the water temperature and flow. This makes it easier to use the faucet when your both hands are dirty.

Hands free

Price

One of the most important things to consider when buying a kitchen faucet is your budget range and then looking for an item in the desired range. There

There is a plentitude of kitchen faucets in all budget ranges so you can easily find a good kitchen faucet with your desired features in a particular price range. So, make sure you check the price before buying a kitchen faucet.

Quality

Another important thing to keep in mind is that you should always go for a high-quality kitchen faucet if you don’t want to end up repairing it in every few days. A kitchen faucet with ceramic disk valve is said to last longer than one with a cartridge valve or a ball valve. Also, the heavier kitchen faucet is bound to be more durable so avoid going for plastic made faucets.

Material

Another important thing to consider is the material that was used in making the faucet. Make sure you choose a kitchen faucet with a good finish and opt for stainless steel, chrome, nickel, etc. as they tend to last longer. Don’t go for a cheap material faucet finish.

Wall Mounted Faucets

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