Purchasing a new kitchen faucets can give a much-needed update to your kitchen’s overall look and decor, but can also be overwhelming for newcomers to DIY projects. Armed with the knowledge of what to look for when purchasing for the best kitchen sink faucets, you’ll be able to tackle this project like a pro.
Kitchen Faucets Makeover
Here are three things to look for when buying kitchen faucets for your kitchen renovation.
Sink and faucet size.
Unless you’re considering replacing your kitchen counter top, you’ll want to take a measurement of your kitchen sink and take note of the size and placement of your faucet’s spout and valve handles. Kitchen faucets can either be center set or wide spread and can also come in a three-hole or single-hole orientation. You’ll also want to disconnect your current sink faucet to take a measurement of the mounting holes as well. Typically these will be 1″ in diameter, but you don’t want to leave this measurement to chance. The single most important piece of information to have when purchasing a new kitchen faucets is accurate measurements.
Matching your kitchen’s overall design.
Again we’re left with a question of if you are remodeling your entire kitchen, or simply giving your kitchen sink a makeover. If your plans only include replacing your current faucet, you’ll want to consider the design elements of your current kitchen. While an oil-brushed bronze faucet may be calling out to you, it may clash with gold or copper cabinet hardware. If, on the other hand, you are choosing a new faucet as part of an overall kitchen renovation, just make sure to coordinate the look of your faucet with the other design elements of your kitchen’s new design.
Function over form.
While you may be considering the overall look of your kitchen faucets, how you use your kitchen area will also play a major role in your decision. The best kitchen faucets with sprayer attachments often feature a retractable sprayer nozzle that stores neatly inside of the base of the faucet itself and can cycle between the full stream and sprayer modes with the push of a button. If you do a lot of cooking and meal prepping in your kitchen, you may be so inclined as to opt for a touch less faucet upgrade. No one wants to touch a clean kitchen sink faucets when your hands are covered in raw chicken, yuck!