Buying the right kitchen faucet depends on largely what existing plumbing you have to work with. Buying a new kitchen faucet can be overwhelming and frustrating if you haven’t considered the details before you begin shopping.
How To Choose a Kitchen Faucet
1. Start with the sink: There are many different kitchen faucet and sink designs available, but they are not always compatible. Start by taking a look at your kitchen sink to determine how many faucet mounting holes are available. This applies if you are installing a new faucet in an existing sink or if the new faucet is also being joined by a new kitchen sink.
3. Know the finish: Although this is just for aesthetics, it is an important consideration when replacing any plumbing fixture. Make a note of what finish you have or want to have, for your kitchen hardware. The kitchen faucet should match the finish of sink accessories, such as the air gap, soap dispenser, and sink-hole cover whenever possible. A shiny chrome finish will look out of place if the rest of the fixtures are a dull, brushed nickel finish, for example.