Finding Your Perfect Kitchen Faucet

Posted by Ben Thompson on 09.28.12



Besides appearance there are many aspects and features that should be considered when selecting the perfect faucet for your kitchen such as style, size, and functions. All faucets are not the same so it's important to find one that best matches your budget and lifestyle. Here is a look at some of the faucet styles available.


Bridge Faucet (top left)

An exposed channel links handles and spout. This type of faucet complements traditional-style kitchens.

Commercial-Style (top middle)

Adapted from restaurant kitchens, this faucet type has a tall, flexible spray hose that reaches any sink corner.

Gooseneck or High-Arc (top right)

This tall, arched spout makes it easy to fill deep pots and tall vases.

Pot Filler (bottom left)

Mounted on a wall near a range or cooktop, this faucet makes filling pots easy.

Pullout or Pull-Down Faucet (bottom middle)

A two-piece spout functions as both a faucet and a retractable sprayer.

Single-Hole (bottom right)

Only one hole pierces the sink deck or countertop, conserving space.

Wall-Mount (not pictured)

Plumbing through the wall behind and above the sink, this type can look vintage or contemporary.


Hands Free

For extra convenience, consider a hands free kitchen faucet. Sensors turn these faucets on and off by either waving your hand over the faucet or placing your hands below the tap.

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