When you’re remodeling your kitchen, you must make sure that you also have the right kitchen faucet for the new sink. But before you shell out your hard-earned money, it’s a great idea that you know what you want.
Just as we saw with air purifiers, you should always have a unit that’s durable and convenient. Keep in mind that you need to turn your faucet off and on for hundreds of times in a day, so you will want to have a unit that comes from a company that makes durable faucets. In this way, you can be sure that what you have will last for a very long time without fear of leaking.
Does an expensive faucet mean a better unit?
Not necessarily. There are some faucets that can last for years without the expensive price tag. But price does determine whether or not it can serve you well for years. The unit must have a good valve that you can easily change or adjust from cold to hold water.
It’s also great to have a faucet with a temperature-limit feature, like the ones on Faucet Assistant. In this way, burns can be prevented. Not all faucets have this type of feature. So, if you think that it’s a great idea to have it in your kitchen, then choose a model that has a scald-guard feature in it. This is also an ideal unit if you have small children at home.
Your old kitchen faucet delivers more than 2.5 gallons a minute. However, for better water conservation, all faucets are now required to deliver not more than the said amount. To better conserve water, you’d want to have a model that provides adjustable flow rate.
How about warranties?
Warranties do vary from one unit to another. The best units are covered with lifetime warranty against leaks and drips. But, of course, you’ll have to pay a high price for the extended warranty. Still, it’s nice to have that type of faucet at home knowing that when it leaks or drips, you’ll have no trouble fixing it.
A kitchen faucet comes in different styles. The right style will vary depending on your preference, sink and how much money you’re willing to pay. You also need to know where you’d mount it. Make sure that the unit has the right holes that match the sink that you already have.