Six Things to Consider When Choosing a New Kitchen Faucet
Changing out your faucet can be an easy and quick way to freshen up your kitchen or even give it a bit more style. But there are so many options out there to pick from, how do you know which faucet to choose? Here are a few things to consider when picking out a new kitchen faucet:
- Compatibility – First of all, unless you also plan to swap out your countertop or sink, it’s important to make sure your new faucet is the right size and type to replace your existing faucet. Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating and Air can help you with this, but basically, new faucets are designed to fit either one, two, three or four holes in your sink or countertop, depending on how your existing faucet is mounted.
- Practicality – The faucet is typically one of the most used features in your kitchen, so it’s important to think about how you function in your kitchen and what you need in a faucet. For example, if you cook and entertain for large groups and often use large pots and pans, you’ll need a faucet with more height so that big pots and pans will easily fit under it. Or you may be a real kitchen multi-tasker, who washes your hands often in between tasks and needs a sink with motion-sensor technology that will turn on without touching it.
- Style & Design – Faucets come in a variety of styles and designs, ranging from classic to very sleek and modern. Try to find one that will fit well with your own personal style and your kitchen, whether it’s traditional or contemporary.
- Color & Finishes – Make sure that you choose a faucet color and finish that will complement your kitchen walls, cabinets and sink, especially if you have a colored sink. Also, pick a finish that you like since you’ll be looking at it a lot! Some of the most popular faucet finishes today include brushed chrome, satin nickel, brass, copper and oil-rubbed metals.
- Price – Kitchen faucets can range a great deal in price, from below $100 to more than $500. Of course, you’ll need to pick a faucet that you can afford that’s within your budget. However, keep in mind before skimping on the faucet that there are few tools in your kitchen that are used as much or that can make as big of a design statement.
- Quality & Durability – As with most things, paying a higher price can mean better quality, but not all the time when it comes to faucets. For example, the higher price tag on your new kitchen faucet might be the result of that expensive material and finish, and not because it was built to last. Read as many customer reviews as you can before purchasing a kitchen faucet on your own, or leave it to the experts at Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating and Air to help you choose a quality faucet that will serve you well for many years to come.
Contact us today to learn more. We will be happy to work with you to help you choose a new faucet that’s just right for your kitchen and your budget.