Although choosing kitchen faucets can be really exciting, it can also become cumbersome and very confusing, especially with the huge assortment of faucets available in the market today.  In order to guide you in choosing the right faucet, this article will give you some factors to consider in buying one. 

Think ease and cost effectiveness

A two-handle design faucet can cost you just about $50.  Despite its reasonable cost, it already allows you to control temperature more precisely.  However, single handle faucets can cost you anywhere from $75-$200.  With its high price, it also comes with benefits.  A single handled faucet usually has pullout spouts that ease the cleaning of sinks.  Also, you will be able to handle it even if your hands are full.  So decide whether what is more important to you, whether it’s temperature control or ease of maneuver.   

Consider style and finish

The most affordable type of finish is a chrome faucet.  It is scratch-resistant, so you really get your money’s worth.  However, if you would like to be more creative in matching your faucet with the rest of your kitchen, you can get faucets with colorful enamel coatings, which will allow you to complement your faucet to your preferences and taste.  However, these types of faucets scratch and chip easily.  Other than that, you can also opt for stainless steel.  It really depends on what suits your needs and budget.  As much as possible, whatever style and finish you want, get the highest quality faucet that your budget can buy you. 

Think long-term

There’s more to faucets than the price tag.  Sure, some of them might be really expensive, but just think of the costs you will be saving in the long-run.  These faucets are usually of high-quality, and investing in it will prevent you from incurring repair or replacement costs in the future.  You should pay more attention to longevity rather than the cost. 

Think about spout effectiveness

There are many types of faucet today, including pull-out faucets, restaurant-type faucets (w/ extra long hoses), high-arching goose-like spouts, and others.  Each is suited to a specific purpose, so make sure you get one that is appropriate for your use. 

Identify what type of faucet you want

Determine whether you need a compression valve, ball valve, ceramic disk, or cartridge faucet.  Differentiate one from the other and identify which is suited to your purpose. 

Overall, choosing kitchen faucets can be a very tedious process.  That is why, it is important to keep these factors in mind that will guide you in buying a faucet for your kitchen. 

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