7 Tips For Selecting a Faucet

If you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom, there will be many factors for you to consider. Any home improvement professional will tell you that one of the major focal points of a kitchen or a bathroom is the sink. It may just seem like a functional necessity, but the faucet can make or break the entire look of the room. It can perfectly complement the rest of your décor or it can distract. There are many different things to consider to make sure that your faucet does complement the room, rather than create a distraction.

Choosing the right faucet can be quite difficult. You will want to choose a style that you love, since you will most likely be looking at it for years to come. Therefore, you want to make sure that you don’t choose design over long-term dependability and convenience. There are many different varieties, styles, and materials to choose from, not to mention price points. Even at a modest price, there are a ton of options to choose from. With all of the new designs that are available, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. If you follow these seven tips, choosing the right one will be much easier.

1. Pull-down Vs. Conventional Sprayers

A pull-down sprayer is part of the spout and is typically a high-arc design with a spray head that pulls down out of it. A conventional sprayer, also known as a side sprayer, is not attached to the spout, but rather has its own separate hole in the sink. Pull-down sprayers are perfect for filling pots as the high-arc design allows for more clearance This design is considered ergonomically correct. However, avoid cheaper models of pull-down sprayers. They are prone to the sprayer head dangling due to faulty mechanisms designed to keep the head in place. Conventional sprayers work with all faucets but requires an extra hole in the sink. Unlike pull-down sprayers, the trigger to spray does not lock and needs to be held at all times.