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Selecting The Right Kitchen Faucet

The kitchen faucet is more than just a hot and cold water dispenser for washing food, utensils, and hands. It plays an essential role in enhancing the style of your kitchen. The best time to get a new faucet is when you are remodeling the kitchen in order to ensure that it matches the style you have selected for the rest of the kitchen. KBR Kitchen and Bath has a few tips that can help you select the best faucet for your remodeled kitchen.

Consider the price of the faucet

Faucets that come with ceramic disk valves last longer than those that come with cartridge or ball parts, but they are generally more expensive. In addition, the quality of the faucet will affect its cost. Heavier faucets such as those with solid brass bodies are of higher quality, last longer, and demand less maintenance. However, they also tend to cost more than other faucets. You may save money in the short-run by picking a cheaper faucet, but the cost of replacing one and hiring a professional to replace it will cost more than simply selecting an expensive but high quality faucet.

Consider the style of the kitchen

The style of your kitchen will have an impact on the type of faucet you select. If your kitchen style is leaning towards modern, or traditional, then the faucet needs to exude the style selected. It is prudent that you select a kitchen style first before settling on any particular faucet.

Consider the finishes

Faucet finishes come in a variety of materials that include oil-rubbed bronze, nickel, stainless steel, and chrome. The finishes can also come in different colors if the material allows. Pick the finish that best suit your taste and budget as the different materials will differ in cost. In addition, select related accessories from the same manufacturer to ensure that the entire collection matches.