A kitchen remodel is incomplete without the sink. Moreover, one of the most critical aspects of your new design is the kitchen faucet. Let’s say that you were unhappy with your previous kitchen faucets for one reason or another. Luckily, we’ve put together this helpful guide for choosing new ones.
Types of Faucet Handles
- Single: With a single handle, you can control the flow of both hot and cold water. It just depends on which direction you pull the handle. This handle will be attached directly to the faucet, or you’ll find it nearby instead.
- Double: Although they do take up slightly more space, double-handled kitchen faucets are also a worthwhile investment. When you have one of these in place, you can determine how much water flow and how hot or cold it is without being overwhelmed with frustration.
Types of Sprayers
No matter what type of sprayer you choose, you’re bound to use it quite often. So you need to think about your needs, and let that guide your choice amongst these options:
- Down: A pull-down sprayer is similar to an adjustable shower head you might already have in your bathroom. You can point one of these wherever you need to guide the stream of water, and once you’re finished, it retracts back into its original position.
- Out: You could also choose a pull-out sprayer. The main difference between this model and it’s downwards-facing cousin is that you pull the sprayer out towards you.
- Side: The side sprayer is an unconventional but exciting choice. If you find that the faucet always gets in the way when it’s time to do the dishes, the side sprayer might be the solution you’ve been searching for, too.
Styles of Mounts
- Deck: Now it’s coming down to the nitty-gritty. Deck-mounted kitchen faucets are some of the most popular designs you’ll come across. These will be attached to the countertop or placed behind the counter, too. Depending on the layout of the kitchen, these sinks might be set at different heights or different angles.
- Wall: Whether you would like to have your kitchen faucets over a sink or your stove, the choice is yours. Wall-mounted kitchen faucets are, as their name implies, attach directly to the wall so they’ll float instead of taking up valuable workspace on the counter. You can use them as pot fillers for your next masterful batch of pasta without having to move the heavy pot from the sink to the stove and risk spilling water everywhere.
Upgrade Your Kitchen Faucets With WalterWorks
No matter what type of sink or faucet you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. We are well known through the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia area for our fantastic hardware and incomparable knowledge. For more information, please give us a call at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, Google+, and Pinterest.