Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide
Out of all the items in your kitchen, your faucet is the one that sees the most hands-on activity. Discover how simple it is to replace and upgrade your kitchen faucet. From mounts to finishes, find the best set of kitchen taps to tackle that sink full of dirty dishes with our Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide.
Replacing Your Kitchen Faucets
When it comes to replacing your kitchen faucet, there are a variety of options. Do you want one or two taps? Can you add a side sprayer? What finish choices are available? Our selection of faucets is both beautiful and practical. The perfect one is waiting for you.
Once you decide it’s time to replace your kitchen faucet, it’s imperative to determine the type of faucet you need.Save time by finding out the requirements for your specific kitchen faucet in advance for a guaranteed perfect fit for your specific sink.
Faucet Mount Type
The first thing you need to determine is the mount type. There are two different kinds: a deck mount, and a wall mount.
Kitchen Faucet Replacement for Undermount Sinks
The recent trend in kitchen renovations is to mount the sink beneath the countertop, resulting in a seamless integration. Holes are now being drilled into sinks, which means your choice of kitchen faucet isn’t constrained by the number of pre-existing holes.
Did You Know
Have you fallen in love with a single hole faucet, but have a three hole sink? Don’t despair. Most faucet manufacturers provide an escutcheon with their faucet kits. An escutcheon is a metal plate that you can use to cover the unused holes in your sink, creating a seamless-looking mount for your faucet. Double check the kit contents to be sure it’s available for your choice of faucet.
The next item on your list of considerations is the size of the faucet. You need to evaluate how you use your kitchen sink. Do you fill and wash a lot of large pans? Then you need to purchase a faucet tall enough to accommodate them.
Is your sink located underneath your kitchen cabinets where space is a premium? If so, you need to look at a shorter faucet with the controls located on the side of the unit or mounted on the countertop.
Here are the dimensions you need to look for when making your choice.
There are a lot of optional features available that can add to the functionality and convenience of your kitchen faucet.
It used to be that kitchen faucets all came with the same stainless steel finish. Not anymore! Faucets come in a variety of colours and finishes to complement any decor. From matte black to polished chrome, you are sure to find one that suits your kitchen’s aesthetic.
Every kitchen revolves around the sink. Our buying guide will walk you through how to pick the perfect kitchen sink for your space.
From cabinets to islands, we have you covered when it comes to your new kitchen renovation. In five simple steps, our team will help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams.