Keep it Clean with a Touchless Kitchen Faucet
· A touchless kitchen faucet, also known as a hands-free faucet, uses a sensor to start the flow of water.
· This style of faucet is easier to keep clean and it helps to reduce the spread of germs.
· Some models also have an automatic shutoff to help save water.
· This tech-savvy faucet is a great choice for busy kitchens.
PRO TIP: A touchless kitchen faucet is easy to keep clean and it helps to reduce the spread of germs.
Save Space with a Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucet
· Wall-mount kitchen faucets are a great space-saving choice.
· This style of faucet frees up counterspace, making them perfect for smaller kitchens.
Keep it Simple with a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet
· One handle controls both the temperature and water pressure.
· This is a common choice that is easy to use and install. And you can use the additional mounting holes on your sink to install a sprayer or soap dispenser.
Traditional Two-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet
· This type of faucet requires three holes for installation.
· It delivers the convenience of two handles for accurate hot and cold water control.
· This standard faucet is a popular choice for kitchen sinks with three mounting holes.
How to Choose the Right Faucet for Your Sink
IMPORTANT: Make sure to check how many holes your sink and/or counter has before you buy a new faucet.
One Hole Faucets
· Single-hole faucets are one of the most common types.
· They are easy to use and readily available.
· One-piece faucets with an integrated handle and spout require one mounting hole.
Two Hole Faucets
· Two-hole faucets offer several configurations.
· Some have the same basic structure as a single-hole faucet. They use separate mixing taps, where cold and hot water don’t mix. The second hole is for an additional feature like a soap dispenser.
· Some two-hole faucets use a stylish bridge structure that mixes water above the sink. This traditional-looking design connects hot and cold water handles to the spout. It comes in both two-hole and three-hole configurations.
PRO TIP: If you have a two hole sink consider installing a single hole faucet and using the second hole for an additional feature.
Three Hole Faucets
· Many traditional faucets with hot and cold taps have three holes for the taps and spout.
· You can also select a faucet that is designed for one or two holes if the deck plate is wide enough to cover the three holes of the sink or countertop.
Four Hole Faucets
· Four hole faucets are extremely versatile.
· Generally, the faucet uses one hole, the handles use two and an additional feature is installed in the fourth hole.
· Additional features can include dispensers and sprayers.
Create the Perfect Finishing Touch
When choosing your kitchen faucet, think about the finish you want. Kitchen faucets come in a range of finishes such as stainless steel, chrome, brushed nickel, bronze and black.
When deciding what style and features you want in your dream kitchen, consider the following:
· Stainless steel provides high shine and a sleek look. It is durable, easy to clean and easy to match with other appliances.
· Brushed nickel is warm, durable, easy to match and to clean. The classic finish works with most styles.
· Chrome is shiny, durable, easy to match and to clean. This finish can draw attention and make a statement.
· Bronze has a traditional look. It comes in many varieties such as satin bronze and oil-rubbed bronze. It’s also durable and easy to clean.
· Matte black is versatile and modern in appearance. This finish often suits more contemporary or industrial decors.
How to Install a Kitchen Faucet
OK, so you have your new kitchen sink faucet. Now it’s time to install it.
Installing Your New Kitchen Faucet
· If the faucet you want doesn’t have the same number of mounting holes, you can consider drilling holes into the countertop to accommodate the faucet.
· Wall mount kitchen faucets require a little more attention to install. The plumbing is built into the wall and uses special drains and valves so you may want to consult an expert for this job. If you live in a colder climate, make sure the hardware is properly insulated as wall mounted faucets can be more susceptible to freezing.