Your kitchen’s faucet must, of course, match your sink’s style, but it also plays an essential role in and of itself and so its form and finish deserves careful attention. From a traditional two-handled faucet to a pullout spray to make dishwashing easier, your choice can make the perfect finishing touch or create a nightmare. (Imagine a delicate high arc two-handled faucet on a brawny farmhouse sink and you get the picture!)
Single Versus Double Handle Faucets
Single handled faucets provide quick and easy control but dual handled models provide more precise control over water temperature. Which feature is more attractive–ease of use or precise temperature control—is really dependent on your personal tastes, but it’s worth thinking seriously about before you make your decision.
Pullout Faucet: To Spray or Not To Spray
A pullout spray head faucet offers an easy way to clean food, pots and pans or even the sink itself by providing a targeted spray with a high degree of water pressure.
Arched spouts that rise above the line of the sink’s adjacent countertop not only make a dramatic design statement, but are also very useful for cleaning and filling large pots. However, high arc faucets also have a limited reach across the basin, so you may want to consider using a pullout sprayer in conjunction with a high spout to make certain tasks easier.