Trying to find the right kitchen faucet for your home?
When you’re remodeling or renovating your kitchen, sometimes the hardest choices are the smallest of things. A kitchen faucet may not have a big footprint in your new kitchen, but it will significantly impact the overall design and functionality.
To help you find the best kitchen faucets for your kitchen, we’ve put together this up-to-date guide with some of our favorite kitchen faucets.
Types of Kitchen Faucets
There are so many different kinds of kitchen faucets out on the market today. From simple and classic designs to more complex, pull-down faucet heads, goose necked, long hoses, and more. If you’ve ever looked through the display aisles at a hardware store, you know there are lots of options.
Here are some of the different features and types of faucets to consider as you begin your search for the best kitchen faucets.
Features to Consider
There are few different key features that determine the type of faucet that you own. Here are a few of these features to look out for.
Touchless faucets have been rapidly growing in popularity as the technology has improved over the last few years. Today, the design is simple, a faucet that allows you to turn it off and on by just bumping the top of the faucet. This will save you the struggle of using a dirty hand to turn on the faucet, not to mention these touchless faucets are available in a wide variety of styles to match your kitchen’s decor.
Single vs. Two Handled Operation
A single-handle faucet will use one handle to turn the water on and manage hot or cold, whereas a two-handled version will have two separate handles for either hot or cold water. Whichever design you choose here ultimately depends on the look you’re going for and what seems more effortless for you to use. Typically, dual handled faucets offer a more traditional approach to kitchen faucets. Single-handle faucets on the other hand offer a more simplistic and often times more modern look.
Long Hose vs. Short Hose
A long-hosed faucet will be helpful for the larger kitchen where you need to fill a bucket or pot with water but aren’t able to fit it under the sink. These can be a huge help. A short hose faucet will generally work the same, but just with a shorter hose. Both are great features to have in your kitchen and should definitely be considered if you’re looking to make things easier.
Different spraying configurations will help you change the tight flow into a more gentle mist. Of course, having different configurations isn’t a must, but it does help a lot and will always make doing those dishes a lot easier. Granted, the spraying configuration will have a substantial effect on the overall aesthetic of your faucet. If aesthetics are more important than functionality, then a standard configuration is the best choice for you.
Best Kitchen Faucets by Brand
As we have all learned by now, pictures can be deceiving and sometimes the stunning faucet depicted might look or perform differently than you expected. This is why it is best to trust well known and trusted brands like Delta, Moen, and our personal favorite, Zip Hydro Tap.
Below are some of the best brands in kitchen faucets. Seeing these faucets in action can be tricky, but lucky for you, DWELL44 has a full showroom that you can visit. Our showroom has several full kitchen concepts with working faucets that you can try and see what they do.
Delta is one of the leading brands for kitchen faucets. They have a lot of great options, but we think their best is the Delta Touchless Kitchen Faucet or one of their best-in-class traditional kitchen faucets. Despite being a great kitchen faucet brand, Delta also offers many other faucet and hardware options for bathrooms as well.
Moen is best known for their lifetime warranty on all of their products. They are also best known for the wide range of styles and options you can choose from. Whether you want something simple or more complex, Moen has a kitchen faucet to best suit your needs and the rest of the kitchen.
Kohler is best known for their pull-down kitchen faucets. They have some of the best on the market today, and they’re constantly innovating with the best of features. If you’re looking for a better way to clean your dishes, Kohler’s pull-down faucet is a great option. You can find Kohler in most hardware stores.
Krause is best known for their long-hosed kitchen faucet. Despite being a company best known for one particular feature, Krause is still known for their quality and durability. These faucets will last forever and look beautiful.
Zip Hydro Tap
The Zip Hydro Tap is a bit different than a kitchen faucet, but we had to include it in our list. It’s one of those kitchen products that we’re beaming with pride to carry here at DWELL44. The Hydro Tap will offer on-demand chilled, boiling, or sparkling water. A gadget like this in your kitchen will make things easy.
Finding the Right Faucet for Your Home
Finding the best kitchen faucet for your home is not always an easy task. Especially when you consider the dozens of brands and thousands of different options out there. Like most things, it is always recommended to see the faucet in person before purchasing (especially if you are looking at high end kitchen faucets).
Overall, we hope you’ve enjoyed this list and found some solutions to the challenges that you’ll face when looking for a good kitchen faucet for your home. Don’t forget that you can visit our showroom to learn more about the different products and brands that we offer and get some ideas for your kitchen.