Choosing the Right Kitchen Faucet

Looks like it’s time to replace that worn down calcium laden Kitchen Faucet.  Whether you’re remodeling the entire kitchen and installing new Kitchen Fixtures, or just looking to replace that old sputter spout, chances are that you are a little perplexed by the number of choices available on the market today.  Let’s break it down by the most common kitchen faucet styles:

Single Handle Kitchen Faucets are a very popular basic style kitchen faucet.  They look good and range on the low end of the cost spectrum.  Some like the Delta Collins Kitchen Faucet come with a matching side spray, which is great for cleaning all the nooks and crannies and filling those large pots.  Plus these lever type models are usually very ADA friendly.

The Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with pull out or pull down spray are really handy and fastly becoming the most popular style.  Manufactures have put a lot of stock into these faucets in the recent years, and the wide assortment of styles and finishes show for it.  The style that seems to catch every one’s eye and pocketbook lately is the high goose neck.  This style has a very high clearance for larger items, some of them can rotate 180 degrees or more and usually come with 32″ of hose so you can water your lawn when you get done with the dishes!  They are a bit more expensive like the Delta Pilar Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet but if your looking for a sweet looking multi-function faucet with the pro’s stated above then look no further.

The Two Handle Kitchen Faucet is the more stately and refined of it’s brethren.  Depending on your kitchen theme they can be a great compliment to that Tuscan or Victorian type kitchen.  A lot of these models also come in the popular high goose neck style for maximum clearance and architectural appeal.  Check out the Price Pfister Avalon Double Handle Kitchen Faucet to see what I’m talking about.  They range in price from $25 bucks all the way to $1500, so you’ve got plenty of styles and finishes to choose from. 

The Two Handle Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet comes in styles ranging from old country farmhouse like the America Standard Heritage Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet to the super modern contemporary (I’m to cool to talk to you) Kohler Karbon Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucet.  These faucet styles have a lot of character and personality, not to mention they are very functional and good conversation pieces.  If you’ve got some flair in your personality, these faucets might be the way to go.  Another catchy faucet which tends to be on the traditional side is the Bridge Kitchen Faucet.  This is still a two handle faucet, just turned upright with some of the plumbing that is usually hidden under the counter now above board.  Some of these look like they could be the first faucet ever invented and they probably were fashioned this way back in the day.  So if you want to go REALLY old school and are planning on having the founding fathers over for supper, the Pegasus Bridge Style Kitchen Faucet might be for you.

That pretty much sums up the main categories of Kitchen Faucets to choose from.  The last two to mention in this article would be the Kitchen Pot Filler Faucet and my personal favorite The Bar Faucet.  For the gourmet in the house or if you’ve got some extra dough to throw around during your remodel, the pot filler is a nifty option.  It’s pretty self explanatory in it’s function, so no need to explain this one.  A popular model for this one is the Danze Opulence Single Handle Wall Mount Pot Filler.  Last but certainly not least is the bar faucet, every thing about this little guy screams entertainment.  Sadly, bar faucets are for just rinsing out your martini glass anymore like the 70’s.  They are great for doubling as a second kitchen faucet like the Delta Allora Single Handle Pull-Down Bar/Prep Faucet or they can be the source of crisp clean water for your home as a Filter Faucet.

While these are the most sought after kitchen faucet styles, each of these styles have many varieties under them that are designed to provide you with customized functionality for your particular need and wants for your dream kitchen.  Take your time and decide what’s right for you, be sure to to your research.  You should enjoy your purchase both in it’s aesthetics and functionality for years to come.  Happy Shopping!

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