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How To Choose A Kitchen Faucet

By Ulysses M. Smith

When renovating your kitchen, you will undoubtedly need to replace your kitchen faucet. They are used more than anything else in your kitchen, and therefore they are prone to scratching, fading and general need of repair. Also, the style of your faucets can change the entire feel of your kitchen depending on the style, color and material used.

You have a wide range of choices when choosing a faucet. They are available in a range of materials like pewter, ceramic, polished brass, chrome, stainless steel and much more. They can be finished in matte, color or polished metal, and can be mounted to the wall or counter-top.

If you live in a home where the faucet is used every day by many family members, then a wise choice would be to install a stainless steel kitchen faucet. There are a couple of reasons for this.

Firstly, from an aesthetic point of view, this material doesn’t date as briefly as most other materials, so you can be sure the decor of your kitchen will not be affected. It also comes in a polished finish, for a modern kitchen, or a matte finish if your kitchen is styled in a much more traditional way.

Another reason to opt for stainless steel is its durability. These kitchen faucets are tougher than ceramic or chrome, and will deal with a big amount of use over a long period of time. It also won’t scratch or fade the same way that a color-painted, or gold-plated faucet will. Rust, which can be a problem with some faucets if not installed properly, will not affect stainless steel either, so it is most likely that the faucet will function longer without need of repair or replacement.

Lastly, there is the price. These kitchen faucets come in a range of styles, and are made by all major name-brand manufacturers, so obviously the price range is wide.

Generally speaking, stainless steel faucets range in price from about $50 all the way up to the $500 mark, for the higher-end models. As in most cases, you do get what you pay for, however this does not really mean the most expensive model is the best in all areas.

As with any home-improvement project, it is important to research product reviews and get expert opinions before making your decision. Hopefully this article has been a helpful tool in aiding you in the renovation of your kitchen.

The author has written more about handle single hole faucet and single hole kitchen faucet on his site, check them out: handle single hole faucet and http://www.singleholekitchenfaucet.net/polished-brass-faucet/.

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