Kitchen Faucet Location
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First, you need to make a stylistic and logistic decision of where you want your faucet to gomounted on the counter or mounted to the wall.
Sizing Your Kitchen Faucet
Mounted to Counter
• Also called deck mountedShop Counter Mount Faucets
• Most common option
• More features and variety
• Easier installation
• Great for small kitchen locationsShop Wall Mount Faucets
• Offers a more industrial look
• May need a plumber for installation help
• Easier cleaning around your sink
Kitchen Faucet Configuration
Once you figure out where you want your faucet, you need to consider all of the necessary sizing.
• Consider how large the sink is.
• How many basins does your sink have?
• How large are your pots and pans?
Will they fit under it?
• Will a pullout spray or side spray help you reach a
Make sure your spout will properly reach your entire sink. Use the spout reach and the faucet’s swivel range to figure out if the water stream will work. Also determine if the spout height is too high where it may cause splashing or too low where pots won’t fit.
Kitchen Faucet Features
Number of Holes
You will need to determine the number of holes you will need to mount your faucet. You may also need additional holes for side sprays, soap dispensers, hot water dispensers or air gaps.
Number of Handles
Determine the number or handles you will need for your faucet. A faucet with two handles allows you to control the hot and cold water to your desired temperature, while a single handle mixes the two temperatures. Some faucets may have a third handle to turn a water filter on and off.
Consider these kitchen faucet features that can make your kitchen experience more convenient and easy. These are features or accessories that come with your kitchen faucet purchase.
Kitchen Faucet with Style
Pullout or Side Spray
• Great for cleaning the sinkPullout SpraysSide Sprays
• Can use to better fill up
larger pots and pans
• Helps control water direction
when cleaning certain dishes
• Electronic faucets differ by brandElectronic Faucets
• Typically, a touchless aspect to
turn on and off faucet
• Requires some sort of power
• Some faucets come with aFaucets with Filtering Systems
filtering system built-in
• Typically means it is a separate
faucet--hot and cold, cold only
or hot only
• Some faucets come with matchingFaucets with Soap Dispensers
• It’s a nice addition and ensures
the finishes and styles match
Dont forget to choose a faucet that fits your style and personality. Here are the four most common ways people pick their faucets look:
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