Have you ever seen that Sanliv commercial where a woman tells her designer that she wants him to design her house around a faucet? You may have laughed, and said “Yeah, right! No one can do that!” Now you can especially in the kitchen. Faucets have been revolutionized to be the “star” of the kitchen. Manufacturers have made kitchen sink faucets stylish and versatile while keeping the needed functionality you demand. There are many different types of kitchen sink faucets to choose from, and you have to pick what is right for you and the style of your kitchen.
Single Handle Kitchen Faucets
Single Handle Kitchen Faucets allow for quick and easy water flow and temperature adjustments with one hand, which is helpful when your hands are occupied. This design requires 1 or more holes depending on layout and styles range from traditional to modern. Most models are available with or without side sprays.
Two Handle Kitchen Faucets
Two Handle Kitchen Faucets provide precise temperature and water flow adjustment, with separate hot and cold controls, utilizing 3 or more holes of a sink or countertop.
Pull-Out Spray Faucets
Pull-Out Kitchen Faucets are a great mix of style and functionality. The faucet head pulls out and with a touch of a button the water pattern switches from regular flow to spray. This can be a big help when washing dishes, or getting those last scraps of dinner down the drain.
Wall-Mount Kitchen Sink Faucets are a unique style that require no deck holes since the faucet mounts to the wall above the sink. This design does require water supplies that extend above the countertop in the wall. This is a great option if you’re looking for an antique style kitchen.
Pot Filler Faucets
Are you the cook in the house? Do you hate having to carry heavy pots of water from the sink to the stovetop? Worry no more! Pot Filler Faucets are a “must have” for an avid cook. The pot-filler is a cold-water kitchen faucet, and it is installed in addition to a regular kitchen faucet. It can be mounted on the wall or on a countertop near the stove. This way you can fill the pot while it is already positioned on the stovetop.
Bar Sink/Entertainment/Prep Faucets
Compared to a regular kitchen faucet, bar faucets are simply smaller. They go along with the bar/prep sinks that are also smaller in size. These faucets come in a variety of styles and designs utilizing 1-3 holes, depending on your needs and want for sink accessories. When used in a kitchen they are often matched to the same style as the larger kitchen sink and faucet.
Remember when choosing a faucet, it should not only look great, but it should work well too. Faucets should be drip free for its lifetime with normal use. There are styles and finishes for every kitchen, pick the one that is right for you.