If you have recently remodeled or renovated your kitchen, then chances are you have contemplated replacing your old kitchen faucet with one of a higher quality. After all, a nice looking faucet goes a long way towards improving the appearance of any kitchen. Of course, when considering replacing your old faucet with a more contemporary or sophisticated styled faucet, there are several factors to take into consideration. For example, how much money do you currently spend on paying for your water, and how much would it cost to run your old faucet? The answers to these questions will help guide you as to what kind of faucet you should purchase. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will have some good ideas about which type of kitchen faucet will suit your current lifestyle and your budget best.
First, let’s take a look at some basic options that are available. Basically, semi-professional kitchen faucet is attractively styled and often offers additional features not found in ordinary, full-service kitchen faucet brands. Some typical features that you may find in a semi-professional model are easy-to-find and easy to use spray head finishes, convenient handle positions, and durable, polished surfaces. These also may come with professional-looking designs and style options, so feel free to ask your contractor regarding these options. In addition, keep in mind that since these products are sold in stores by the professionals who make them, you may be able to get some real professional advice about which features will fit your needs best, and what particular model to purchase.
Another type of semi-professional kitchen faucet feature is a hand-carved design, called a “cast iron” or “plated” finish. These finishes offer the most natural looking finishes, as well as a wide range of styles and features. The most common finish option offered by manufacturers is oil rubbed bronze, which possesses a modern, yet rustic appearance. Oil rubbed bronze looks similar to brushed nickel, offering a similar classic, yet updated look. There are also finishes available that mimic the look of satin nickel, copper, brushed chrome, and even stainless steel, which offers a wide range of finishes to choose from.
One other semi-professional kitchen faucet option is a flexible stainless steel coil, called a ball-bearing. These coils are commonly used to prevent water from siphoning back up from the sink when there is a leak, providing a constant flow of water that prevents drips. Other than preventing overflow, these flexible coils also work to improve the overall efficiency of the water flow by reducing splashing and spray outs. These types of flexible stainless steel coil can be purchased in different configurations, including round, oval, or a customized shape to fit any space.
Lastly, semi-professionals may also consider purchasing an antique brass kitchen faucet. Antique brass faucets typically have a Victorian or traditional styled design, and utilize a semi-rimless design. They are typically available in one or two-handle designs, which makes them more versatile than other kitchen faucet designs. Additionally, they are often cast in a brass that gives it a highly polished look.
Whether purchasing a kitchen faucet that is one of the above, or some other style of faucet, the most important factor to consider is functionality. Does the kitchen faucet provide the functional function you need? If so, then by all means, purchase it. If not, then maybe it is not the right style for your kitchen. Remember, functionality should be at the top of your priority list. Once you have decided on the style, and functionality that you need, you can start shopping around.