How to Choose the Best Kitchen Faucet
A new kitchen faucet can help to add style and function to your space. We’ll show you some of the best kitchen faucet types and explain some of the key things you should consider when buying a new faucet.
Kitchen Faucet Types
Your kitchen faucet should be perfect for your space, so depending on the layout of your kitchen, your cabinets and other countertop items, there are different faucet types to consider.
Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets
A pull-down faucet lets you pull the water-dispenser downward so you can get closer to your dishes or other items in the sink. A deep sink is best for this type of faucet.
Pull-Out Kitchen Faucets
Pull-out kitchen faucets conveniently let you pull out a sprayer head from the faucet itself so you can wash and rinse items more easily at different angles.
Traditional Kitchen Faucets
The traditional kitchen faucet usually has a spout that swivels left and right to allow you some flexibility when washing and rinsing dishes and other items.
Bridge Kitchen Faucets
A bridge kitchen faucet adds a unique look to your space. Instead of the hot and cold lines coming together under your sink, they’re connected using a bridge above your sink where you can see it.
Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucets
Wall-mounted kitchen faucets are a great space saver, being mounted to the wall instead of on your countertop. They also provide a clean, neat look that can compliment many kitchen styles.
A pot filler faucet is exactly that: it extends from the wall over your stove to conveniently fill your pots – as moving them full of water from your sink can be heavy.
A bar faucet can be purchased in various configurations and is generally smaller in size than a traditional sink faucet, making it a great choice for smaller sinks and more compact kitchen spaces.
Drinking Water Faucets
Drinking water faucets use their own filter under the sink to provide on-demand filtered water for drinking. It’s also a great addition if you fill water bottles, kettles and even coffee makers regularly.
Kitchen Faucets by Number of Handles
Single-handle faucets allow you to adjust the water flow and temperature quickly and easily with one single motion, using one hand. Since the handle requires little effort to operate, it can be nudged with your wrist or forearm if your hands are occupied, dirty or soapy.
Handles of two-handle faucets may be placed immediately next to the spout in a centre-set arrangement or they may be placed farther apart in a widespread configuration. With independent hot and cold controls, you can easily achieve precise temperature adjustments.
Kitchen Faucets Fit
Popular Kitchen Faucet Finishes and Colours
Understand Kitchen Faucet Dimensions
The height of your faucet from where it is mounted to the top of the arc.
The arc of your faucet is determined by how far your faucet spout arcs over your sink. There are three types of arcs:
- Low Arc
- Mid Arc
- High Arc
The reach of your faucet is determined by how far your faucet reaches out from where it is mounted.