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Updating your faucet is a quick, easy way to add flair to your kitchen. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or replacing a broken faucet, you’re sure to find the perfect kitchen faucet with all the features available in today’s market. Not sure where to start? Follow our step-by-step kitchen faucet selection guide below!
Do you cook regularly? If so, interior designer Eve Robinson suggests picking a single-lever faucet for easier water temperature control. Pick a kitchen faucet model made up of high-quality components, as these can better withstand frequent use. You could also look into commercial-grade faucets.
For the casual chef, a smart-and-simple faucet may best suit your needs. A single-handle faucet in a chrome finish is a popular and reliable option. Look for faucets with adjustable water pressure to accommodate your various cleaning needs.
Does your kitchen sink tend to get covered in sticky residue? If so, shorten your cleanup with a sink-mounted kitchen spray. If you don’t have enough room to add a kitchen spray, select a faucet with a pull-out/pull-down sprayer.
Impress your guests with a tall, elegant bar faucet. Bar faucets can be mounted on a bar sink, or they may be installed as an addition to your kitchen sink. Consider a bar faucet that dispenses cold, filtered water for your guests.
When replacing your kitchen faucet, it’s important to make sure your new faucet will fit into your existing kitchen sink. Kitchen sinks have 1 hole, 2 holes, 3 holes, or 4 holes (most common). The type of faucet you can install depends on the number of holes.
If you’re opting for a wall-mounted faucet, contact a professional plumber for installation help.
Looking for a faucet that complements your kitchen design? The following is a list of recommended faucets for the most common design styles.
Ornate handles and curvy spouts add elegance to any traditional kitchen. High-arc spouts are often found in this type of kitchen, though low-arc spouts with a bell-shaped spout heads also work. Traditional finishes include oil-rubbed bronze, brushed bronze, brushed gold, polished brass, and brushed nickel.
This style is made up of minimalist lines and right angles. An angular, no-frills spout combined with a straight-lined lever handle perfectly complements a contemporary kitchen. Contemporary finishes include chrome, white and black.
A transitional faucet blends the rounded shapes of transitional design with the clean lines of contemporary design—e.g., a low-arc faucet with a bell-shaped spout head or a clean-lined, high-arc faucet. Transitional finishes include chrome, brushed nickel, brushed bronze or brushed gold.
Bold, airy fixtures work well with this kitchen style. A right-angled, high-arc faucet with a single-handle lever adds sleek beauty to a modern kitchen. Modern finishes include black, chrome, white, and brushed nickel.
Bring the countryside to your kitchen with a charming farmhouse-style faucet. A curvy, traditional-style faucet on a bridge body enhances nearly any country kitchen. Country finishes include chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed bronze, brushed nickel and brushed gold.
A low-arc kitchen spout is 10.5” or less. This type of spout provides a clean, modern look. If you’re looking for a spout with a smaller splash zone, this spout style may be right for you.
A high-arc spout is 10.75” or more. Its height makes it easy to fill pots and wash stacks of dishes. This spout style suits a variety of kitchen styles, from traditional to modern.
Do you prefer to control hot and cold water temperatures separately? If so, a double-handle faucet may be your best bet. If you’re experiencing hand/wrist pain, the low-effort control of a single-handle faucet may be what you need.
Eliminate the hassle of carrying a heavy, water-filled pot back and forth with this special type of faucet. This slim, linear faucet is often wall-mounted above your stove for quick pot filling.
Easily wash fruits and veggies with a pull-out/pull-down spray. This spray can be pulled out or down from the faucet spout, allowing you to save space if you don’t have an extra hole available for a separate spray.
If you’re experiencing hand/wrist pain or suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, consider the following faucet options:
Touch-activated faucets use motion sensors to detect when your hands are nearby, so they only run when needed.
Installing a water filtration device under the sink or on your faucet reduces water impurities such as magnesium, calcium and chlorine.
Are you looking for a new kitchen faucet? We’re here to help! Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and browse our wide selection of kitchen faucets. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.