A kitchen faucet is a valve that aids in controlling release of water. Since time in memorial, a faucet has been a key design element in the design of the kitchen. When buying the faucet you need to consider a number of factors such as:


There are two main handle options that you can go with: single and two handle. A single-handle faucet rotates directionally and provides you with the ability of regulating water flow in the up and down motion. The handle also allows you to control the temperature with the side-to-side motion. The main advantage of a single-handle faucet is that it allows you to adjust water using only one hand.

A two-handle faucet on the other hand has two handles: one handle controls the flow of cold water and the other controls flow of hot water. The cool thing with a two-handle faucet is that it's elegant to look at.


Mounting options depend on your installation scenario and design scheme. There are two ways in which you can mount the faucets: on the deck and wall.

Wall mount faucets are mounted in a two hole configuration where one hole is for cold water and the other is for hot water.


Kitchen faucets come in different finishes with the main ones being: nickel, polished brass, chrome, oil rubbed bronze and stainless steel. The different finishes greatly determine the price of the faucet.

Spout Height

Faucets have different spout heights. For example, there are those that have straight, short spouts while others have very high arching, long spouts. There are others that have a pullout spout which is ideal in rinsing large or awkward dishes. All you need to do is to choose the right height for your application.


To give your faucet a unique look, there are some kitchen faucets that come with accessories. Some of these accessories are: faucet handles, air gaps, side sprayers, soap dispenser, hot and cold dispensers. If you are planning of accessorizing your faucets, you should buy an accessory that is ideal for you.


These are some of the factors that you should consider when buying kitchen faucets. When buying the faucets you need to be cautious and only buy from a reputable seller. After buying the faucets, you should ensure that they are installed by a qualified professional. This is to avoid damaging your wall and faucet.

Source by Idd Aziz