The faucets in your home need to be both functional and attractive! They are another component to your room’s overall design scheme and the ones in your kitchen and bathrooms will get a lot of use.
There is a wide variety of styles and finishes that will complement your space whether it is traditional, transitional, contemporary, or modern farmhouse. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the finishes but be sure to maintain consistency with either polished or satin, rubbed or brushed finishes for a balanced look.
When it comes to cost, invest enough in your faucets so that you will enjoy the quality and long-term durability. However, keep in mind that certain styles and finishes will add to the price.
Faucets are available with single or multiple handles. To determine what’s best for you, think about the way you live in your kitchen and how you like to cook. Overall, a single handle is the most convenient and easy to use. If you like the aesthetic of two handles, use it in a bathroom, bar, or laundry room.
When it comes to finishes, select one that complements the other elements in the space such as your sink, appliances, cabinetry hardware and countertops. Mix and match is the trend today so explore different finishes to create a unique and stylish look. To maintain harmony, stay with either a polished or satin, rubbed or brushed finishes. Polished finishes are beautiful but also tend to show fingerprints and water spots more easily.
Sink compatibility is an important part of selecting the right faucet. Most sinks have 3 holes; one for the cold water handle, one for the hot water handle and one for the spout. If you are replacing a faucet or have already chosen a sink that has predetermined holes, be sure the number of holes in the sink matches the number of holes required for your faucet. If you are considering a single handle faucet, it may come with a cover plate that will install over any other existing holes.
If you want accessories such as a sprayer, soap dispenser, hot water dispenser, or water filter be sure to choose a faucet that offers these additional items in the same or coordinating finish.
SPOUT TYPE AND HEIGHT