Kitchen Faucets Buying Guide
The styles offered for our kitchen faucets run the gamut from single-hole to bridge to wall-mount.
Many of these items include specific features such as pull-down sprays, pull-out sprays, spring spouts and hand sprays. Further, you can select between cross handle and lever handles to best blend with other fixtures.
Pot filler faucets provide a means of cooking in style and reducing stress related to carrying a hot kettle water from your stove to a kitchen faucet.
All of these faucets are sold in many finishes and made of solid brass. Some have porcelain elements on the handles for elegance. Certain models have sharp, modern features while others curve softly for use in vintage situations.
Bridge faucets are a vintage design that have anywhere between two and four holes (determined by the style and whether a sprayer is included). These are popular with drop-in/undermount sinks.
This type of kitchen faucet typically features three holes (a spout in the middle and hot/cold handles on either side.The faucets are known for their compact look and each portion generally rests on a decorative "bar".
Kitchen Faucets with Sidespray
Whenever a kitchen faucet mentions a "sidespray" that means there will be some type of retractable device included to focus water in specific areas. These are a convenient aspect of many bridge faucets.
These useful items generally mount from the wall but deck-mount versions are also available. Designed to fill pots with water, the items work with either hot or cold water.
Our "pull-down" faucets can sometimes be referred to as "pull-out" faucets as well. Available as a feature of an array of faucet styles, these are in essence cords that are connected to the faucet that slide out for focused spraying.
Similar to our "pull-down" faucets, these items are a wise choice for use in sinks where cleaning hard-to-reach places is vital. These normally have multiple spray settings.
One someone mentions a single-handle kitchen faucet that refers to the item having one handle that completes most of the item's work. These often swivel or pull out for convenience and to assist in many situations.
Often described as a modern design, these faucets feature a coiled spring that expands for precise cleaning. These usually have a nozzle on the end that has multiple spray settings.
These kinds of faucets are regularly placed inside wall-mount sinks, in particular vintage cast iron styles. A couple of these have several spout choices to work best with the sink's dimensions.
This matte silver finish has become increasingly desired due to its bold but soft hues. Most faucets we sell are available in this finish.
Oil Rubbed Bronze
The statement making oil rubbed bronze finish is a safe bet with copper farmhouse sinks and other classic styles. Considered a "living finish," the color can vary from style to style and may undergo transformations in tone, etc.
An enduring finish for faucets, this shiny color will draw forth the richness of the silver and grab the attention of onlookers. The item is almost universally available for all faucets.
The shiny gold appearance of this faucet is unmistakable and brings a sense of class to any sink. The finish has been lacquered for protection.
Although not always available, this finish certainly is certainly a distinguished one when applied to a bathroom sink faucet. The dull finish is somewhat subtle, enhancing the versatility of the faucet.
Unlike polished brass, this finish will not have a shiny appearance. Instead, the understated color is a good accompaniment for a sink that is the center of attention.
Some might mistake this finish for chrome at first glance. However, once studied more carefully, one will notice the warmer/yellow undertones compared to the strongly silver colors present in chrome.
This handle style is used with many of our bathroom faucets and continues to gain traction as a preferred option. The handles resemble an "X" with how they overlap at a common point.
This is the part of the faucet you grasp to turn the item off and on, whether on the hot or cold side. These are available in both cross and lover handle versions.
Faucets with lever handles are easy to operate as they turn readily. The simplicity of the single handle also strengthens the argument to purchase this design.