Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or replacing a broken faucet,
choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Most people spend quite a
bit of time in the kitchen preparing meals and washing dishes so choosing
the right faucet is important. Below is a list of what you should look
for when selecting a faucet for your kitchen.
There are three types of mounting styles to choose from when deciding what
kind of faucet you would like to install in your kitchen: wall-mounted
and sink mounted, and deck mounted.
Sink mounted faucets are the most commonly used faucet designs for apartments and planned housing
developments. They are designed to have either one, two, three or four
mounting holes. If you decide you would like to install a faucet designed
with fewer holes than the one currently installed, you may want to choose
a faucet that also comes with an escutcheon plate. Sink mounted faucets
can be great, but the style of your sink can limit the faucet style options
you have available to you.
Deck-mounted faucets are mounted directly to the countertop instead of the sink. The deck-mounted
faucet gives a seamless, modern kitchen look and comes in a variety of
styles. Because the faucet is not mounted to the sink, you are not limited
on your choice of faucet by the holes in sink. The downside of deck-mounted
faucets is that they can quickly accumulate dirt and grime in the small
spaces between the faucet and the wall. To combat this, we suggest you
Bartlett plumber install your faucet more than a finger’s width from the kitchen wall.
Wall mounted faucets are great for creating a vintage look. They also make cleaning the countertops
easier as they are not mounted to the sink or countertop. If you are considering
installing a wall-mounted faucet, it is extremely important your plumber
install the faucet in the exact location desired. Be mindful that wall
studs can affect the placement of your wall-mounted faucet.
There are many different handle options available when choosing a faucet.
Consider how you plan to use the kitchen faucet the most. Are you an avid
at-home chef regularly using your unsoiled hand to turn on the faucet?
Perhaps you enjoy the precision of temperature control a two-handed faucet
offers during kitchen cleanup chores.
Double hand faucet typically provides a more precise control of temperature as the controls
for hot and cold are separate. These faucet types typically require three
holes to install. One useful feature of the double-handed faucet is its
versatility. The separate handle design allows for quick and easy style
changes should you ever determine you need a change.
Single hand faucet can be great for the avid at-home chef, as it only requires the one hand
or even the side of your arm to activate. This style of faucet is also
great for filling large pots as the design typically features a high faucet
arch. The downside to these faucets is that they do not have the precision
temperature control the double-handed faucets have.
Get help from the experts
Once you’ve decided on which faucet works best for your kitchen,
contact our skilled
Bartlett plumber to help you correctly install the new hardware. At
Smith’s Plumbing Services, we pride ourselves on being one of the most experienced, reliable plumbing
companies in the Bartlett area. We’ve spent the last 10 years serving
the community; we offer upfront pricing on our plumbing services, and
a low $59 dispatch fee.
Schedule your plumbing services today. Call us at (901) 290-1110.