Comparing Various Kitchen Faucet Styles

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A pull out faucet is ideal for kitchen sinks with limited desk space.

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, the kitchen faucet is one feature you won’t want to overlook. As one of the most commonly used fixtures in your home, a good kitchen faucet serves an incredibly important function. It’s where you wash hands, rinse dishes, and clean cooking equipment that can’t go into the dishwasher. Each style of faucet comes with its own unique advantages, so you’ll want to choose something that fits the need of your kitchen. Here are a few of the most popular kitchen faucet styles to consider.

Pull Out Faucets

Pull out faucets are perfect for kitchens with limited deck space around the sink, as they feature an integrated adjustable pull-out sprayer rather than needing another hole drilled for a side-spray. If you have pots and pans that are larger than the space in your sink, you can use the pull-out faucet to fill them from the countertop. And, should you have a wide single sink or multiple bowls, the pull out feature will allow you to reach the entire sink.

Pull Down Faucets

Pull down faucets are a very popular and distinct high-arc style that can make any kitchen look majestic – especially if you are going for a professional kitchen design. If you have a big kitchen sink, this style faucet may be a more appropriate size. However, be careful of conflicting height restrictions if you have cabinets above your sink.

Dual Handle Faucets

Although perhaps a little more traditional, some customers still prefer the dual handled faucet style because they like being able to control temperature from separate handles. Dual handled faucets also provide a classic look. A popular dual handle look is the “bridge style faucet” where decorative pipe risers are seen above the sink or counter, and connect to the spout rather than being kept out of sight below the sink.

Touchless/Motion Detecting Faucets

Kitchen faucets have come a long way in terms of technology in recent years. Motion activated faucets don’t require any touch at all to operate. This is particularly useful when you have messy hands and don’t want to transfer the gunk from your hands to the faucet. Touchless faucets also help us do a better job of saving water by turning off automatically when it’s no longer in use. If you are a little uncertain about this type of new technology, you will still have a manual control that gives you the ability to override the motion option.

Side-Spray Faucet

A side-spray faucet includes a sprayer that is separate from the main faucet and is usually a less costly option for those on a budget. Higher-end faucet lines, however, feature elegant pistols that match the faucet and other sink accessories like soap dispensers in order to achieve a more stylish look.

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