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Kitchen Faucets And Sinks - Contemporary And Commercial Faucets

One of the strangest things about kitchen faucets is how often they don't work very well. You may think that this is impossible. Really, when you think about it, how hard can it be to make faucet that regulates the flow of water? It can be harder than you think.

That's why it is extremely important for you to choose the right kitchen faucet for that perfect design. You are also going to want to make sure that the material you choose is the appropriate one for the look and feel of your kitchen. Functionality is important, but style and color can make all the difference.

Let's take a look at some of your options.

Single-Handle Faucet
One lever or knob is great if you are a busy cook, like most of us are. The single handle allows you to adjust the temperature and flow of water with one hand, leaving the other hand free for other important stuff like holding the strainer.

Be careful though. These faucets are often the first ones to break down or malfunction. This mainly has to do with design or improper installation. If you are unsure how to install this type of kitchen faucet, make sure that you consult an expert.

Double-Handle Faucet
This is the classic faucet and is usually the most problem free. Just think about it. One faucet for hot the other for cold–pretty simple, eh? You are going to want to make sure that the sensitivity of these faucets is set to a level that you are comfortable with. You really don't want to spend all day adjusting the temperature to suit your personal tastes. We've all been in that situation where you turn on the faucet and either got burned or had frozen water douse your hands. Again, if you are unsure, it is a good idea to have an expert install this fixture.

Faucet Pricing
As far as price goes, kitchen faucets cover the entire spectrum. Be sure that you get a faucet that fulfills your needs first, and then looks good second. Let's take a look at a rough price guide.

Kitchen Faucets

  • No frills: $60-$150
  • Cheap frills: $150-$200
  • Frills to the gills: $200-$600
  • What upgrades offer: ceramic-disk valves, pullout sprays, fancier finishes, period designs and water purifiers.