Choosing the best faucet for your kitchen, bathroom, or utility room may not be as easy as it seems. There is a wide range of styles, finishes, and prices to choose from. When choosing a faucet, you should remember that you will probably have your faucet for as long as you are in your home. Therefore, it’s important to choose the best faucet for your needs.
Of course, if you are spending a lot of money on a high-quality faucet, you should employ the services of a good plumber to fit it properly.
In this guide to choosing the best faucet, you will find the 3 main features that you should look for.
First of all, you need a faucet that suits your needs. In the kitchen, there is a choice between single-handled faucets and two-handed faucets. Generally, single-handled faucets are easier to operate but two-handled faucets are easier to control the temperature and give a more “classic” look to your kitchen.
The spout should also be of an appropriate length and height. For example, if you have a kitchen faucet with a low spout, you may find it difficult to wash large pots and pans. If you have a bathroom faucet with a short spout, you might slosh water behind the faucet when you wash your hands.
Choosing a faucet with ceramic valves will ensure that it lasts much longer. Of course, all faucet should be drip free when they are new. However, faucets with ceramic valves are much more reliable than other types of valves and cost about the same.
You should choose a faucet finish that matches the surrounding fittings. Usually, chrome is the most long-lasting finish and it is easy to keep clean. So, if you use your faucet a lot, then a chrome finish will be the most practical.
Brushed steel finishes look very modern, but they are more difficult to keep clean and are more prone to wear and tear.
However, when it comes to finishes, choosing the best faucet comes down to taste and the décor of your kitchen or bathroom.