It’s difficult to think of a kitchen without the sink and faucet. At a glance, faucets may seem rather trivial to the kitchen. But, it isn’t so. A hastily chosen faucet can do more harm than good.
To make it easy for you to choose a faucet, we have listed down eight tips.
1. Alignment with the Sink
Your kitchen sink determines the faucet features. Firstly, the faucet should align with holes of the sink to avoid unwanted water wastage. Secondly, it should fit the sink space.
For smaller sinks with less space, a shorter faucet is the best fit. A tall faucet fits well on a larger sink as more water can spread in the sink. All in all, the right faucet height is an important thing to consider.
2. Price of Faucet
Faucets are available in various price ranges. Chart out your budget to know the amount available for faucets. Weigh your necessities and options. Consider all the essential parameters beforehand so you buy a faucet, both pocket and functionality-friendly.
What if you don’t have the money to install a dishwasher? A dishwasher is a must as it will ease the process of cleaning the utensils afterwards. It’s best to install a dishwasher close to the sink as it provides easy access to water and waste lines.
3. Number and Size of Holes
The number and size of holes in the faucet determines the nature of water flow. Faucets with few large holes can easily clean a big, heavy vessel. But, for a small vessel, smaller holes are more suitable to avoid water wastages. So, it’s always good to choose a faucet between the two extremes.
4. Number of Handles
Handles add more utility to the faucets. A single handle allows controlling the water quantity from the faucet. A second handle can help switch between hot and cold water. One can easily skip reluctantly waiting to heat when cooking. Most importantly, it can conserve so much of one’s precious time.
5. Motion Sensor Faucet
A motion sensor faucet identifies the subtle movements of your hands (or utensils) to allow or stop the water flow. Such faucets can stop unnecessary wastage of water. An added advantage is to stop the sink overflow.
Sometimes, we might forget to switch off the faucets. Then we come back to the kitchen to see an overflowing sink. A motion sensing faucet can absolutely avoid such instances.
6. Material Quality
Every customer needs equipment which stands the test of time. The material used to make the faucet needs to resist easy wear and tear.
Additionally, faucets that are easy to maintain and made using rust-free materials always come in handy.
7. Finish of Sink
It’s much better if the faucet blends in with the kitchen sink design, walls, door, tabletops, utensils etc.
The present trends suggest we should go for bronze, chrome and pastel finish. To make it funky, one can mix and match as well.
8. Kitchen Ambience Matters
The location of the sink matters. If the sink is in front of a glass window opposite to the dark green leaves and a dark grey faucet stands over the background, then the faucet fades out. It casts a somber mood in the kitchen. Instead, put a bright silver faucet and it will stand out and look remarkable.
Let your kitchen faucet be a useful accessory. Check your sink, kitchen and requirements before choosing a faucet.