How To Pick Your Kitchen Faucet

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The Need-To-Know On Picking Your Kitchen Faucet

The kitchen faucet’s basic function is to dispense hot and cold water for washing dishes, food and hands. But beyond that, it’s a major player in defining the style of your kitchen faucet.

With all the new — and old — designs, finishes and mounting styles out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a faucet. Having basic information on hand will make things easier. Here’s what to consider.

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Sink-Mounted Faucets

 

There are many different kitchen faucet and sink designs, but they are not always compatible. If you are working with an existing sink, check how many mounting holes it has. New faucets come in one-, two-, three- or four-hole varieties.

When you are replacing an existing faucet that requires fewer holes than you have, look for a new faucet that comes with an escutcheon plate (a deck plate at the base) to cover up the unneeded sink holes. This will do the trick on many standard sinks.


Pros:

This is a great option if you want a quick update to your kitchen and want to reuse your existing sink.


Cons:

Your sink will limit your faucet style options.

 

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