Choosing a faucet may seem like a dull task, leaving you to pick a boring design that doesn’t match your room at all. Whether you are remodeling or are in dire need of a new faucet, take your time and select the one that is best for you. Purchasing a sink that is cheap could leave you spending more money on repairs. Consult with a professional plumber before emptying your wallet on a new faucet.
Sink-mounted faucets are the most common types of faucets, generally found in the kitchen. This is an efficient and cheaper option that allows you to update your kitchen while still incorporating the existing sink. The only minor issue is that since you are using the same sink, you may be limited to select styles of faucets.
This type of sink is simple to install and fits brilliantly in contemporary kitchens. A deck-mounted faucet mounts directly onto the countertop, rather than the sink itself. Since these sinks tend to accumulate water and dirt between the faucet and wall, install the deck-mounted faucet a finger’s width behind the faucet.
Wall-mounted faucets are absolutely gorgeous and are extremely easy to clean. Before installing this faucet, check to see the distance that the water spout projects. By doing this, you can see if the faucet will work with your sink. Have a professional plumber install the faucet strategically so that the wall stud is not in the way.
A single-handed faucet is practical, reliable and just downright helpful in so many aspects. When doing dishes, you can really scrub as this faucet provides you with the ability to regulate flow. If you are busy or preoccupied, you only need one hand to use this and they are offered in a variety of designs.
This is a pricier option and definitely less common. The hands-free faucet is activated with a sensor that detects contact. The best part is they shut off automatically so you aren’t wasting water. You will never have to worry about an overflowing sink again. However, the temperature and water flow has to be adjusted automatically. Occasionally, you may have to step in and change the battery as well.
Okay, So How Do I Choose?
Now that you have a list of options, take a step back and figure out EXACTLY what you want. I’m talking about simple lines, curves, angles, chrome, nickel, polished brass…get what I’m saying? Sinks comes in different finishes reflecting a specific style. Don’t settle for a stainless steel sink when you want something vintage that matches your rustic kitchen. Solid-brass material is the most durable. If you need to know which is solid-brass, pick it up and feel how heavy it is. Basically, it will feel heavier than other faucets. If you are on a budget, you don’t necessarily need solid-brass but try to avoid plastic if at all possible. These specific faucets do not have a longevity and will most likely need to be replaced sooner rather than later.