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Types And Uses Of Kitchen Sink Faucets
An integral part of any kitchen, the kitchen sink faucet can be dull or it can impress


By: Tricia

A kitchen sink faucet is one of the most important parts of any kitchen. A kitchen will not be complete without them. In addition to being useful, kitchen sink faucets can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen. As such, they are available today in various shapes, sizes, designs and finishes. Kitchen faucets are also one of the most used items in the kitchen. Hence they have to be replaced more frequently than other kitchen objects. Up gradation or replacement of kitchen faucets is part of most home improvement projects. Black, bronze, brushed nickel, chrome and stainless steel are some of the popular finishes seen in the faucets.

Due to the high popularity of faucets, a lot of manufacturers deal exclusively in them. Hence there are plenty of choices in the market as far as kitchen sink faucets are concerned. Since each manufacturer creates faucets differently, there are several types available in the market. However, some types are common to a lot of manufacturers. Wall mount faucets are mounted on the wall behind the sink. This type can be installed only in kitchens which has provisions for wall mounting. They are ideal for kitchens which have a limited space. Pull out faucets are quite popular these days. It has a spray head and retractable hose for improved functionality. Additionally, it lends a contemporary appearance to the kitchen.

Single handle faucets are convenient and simple. It has a single handle which mixes cold and hot water. This easy to use kitchen faucet has a modern appearance. If the homeowner wants separate handles for hot and cold water, then double handle faucets are a better option. This is one faucet which will never go out of style. Several factors have to be taken into consideration before choosing the kitchen sink faucets.

Most faucets come with a non-retractable sprayer. Those who want to cover longer distance should opt for faucets with pull out sprayers. Nowadays, a lot of people prefer high arc spouts instead of normal ones. This enables them to reach more places of the sink. The finish of the kitchen faucet should match the overall appearance of the kitchen. Budget is another important factor which is considered by most homeowners.

Currently, kitchen sink faucets are available is various prices. Durability and price are two important factors that can affect the price of the faucet. Cheap faucets have to be replaced occasionally, unlike expensive ones. Hence purchasing cheap kitchen faucets will cost more in the long run. One can easily get a good quality faucet for around $250. Antique faucets are in vogue today. Although they cost significantly more than normal ones, a lot of people prefer them. This is because the artistic appearance of antique taps cannot be matched by any other type. The kitchen faucet taps chosen should be versatile and elegant. It is always best to seek the advice of a professional while installing kitchen sink faucets. Irrespective of the faucet chosen, proper care and maintenance is required to maintain their functionality.


Tricia is the head of sales and marketing for BathroomVesselSinks.com – a leading online retailer of luxury vessel sinks made of natural stone, copper, glass, porcelain and more. The online retailer also offers numerous bathroom and kitchen fixtures and faucets. BathroomVesselSinks.com offers affordable and functional handcrafted works of art that are sure to please even the most discerning home owner. Tricia has written several articles oriented towards helping homeowners achieve their artistic vision within their home.

 

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