Investing in kitchen faucets is one of the great ways of remodeling your kitchen. Most of the modern faucets come with long warranties which cover even finishes and defects. These units have become more reliable than in the past.
Gone are the days when homeowners used to deal with leaking, dripping and corroded faucets. The factors considered when choosing these units include:
Repair and Installation
It is advisable to replace a sink and a faucet at the same time. By so doing, the faucet can be installed easily in the countertop or the sink before putting the sink in place. A screwdriver is used to tighten the fittings and streamline installation. You should use long water-supply hoses to lower the sink cabinet’s connections where the tools can be used easily. Most faucets are leak proof. You will be given a replacement part by the manufacturer to install in case of leakage.
Spout Shapes and Faucets
Straight spout faucets have a compact design, and they are inexpensive. Sometimes you might be required to move these faucets to fit big pots under them. These issues can be eliminated by installing gooseneck models. These models are known for having a high clearance. Regardless of the style chosen, you should make sure that the faucet head is swinging enough to reach every part of the sink. Again, it is important to make sure that faucet chosen is proportional; it will look odd when you have a small faucet on a large sink.
Main Types of Kitchen Faucets
There are three types of kitchen faucets. These include:
These units are easier to use and handle. The installation process is also simple since they don’t require a lot of space. Temperature adjustment is the main problem that is experienced with single–handle faucets adjustment. It is essential to consider the distance the distance between this unit and the window ledge or backsplash when installing it.
It has separate cold and hot handles. The two handles are either attached to the baseplate or mounted separately. The temperature can be adjusted easily with this unit. This unit is hard to install. The temperature is adjusted using both handles.
Pull-Out and Pull-Down Faucets
It has a counterweight mechanism that helps the spout and hose to retract neatly. The pullout spot is helpful for rinsing the sink and vegetables. It should have a long hose to reach the different parts of the sink including corners. However, this feature is not ideal for small sinks.