The kitchen is a highly functional space in the home but it does not have to be an unattractive space. By adding or replacing a great looking, high quality faucet, this functional space can come alive.
The sink/basin is the focal point in the room and by placing a great looking fixture there the eye is drawn to the overall theme and look of the room. Regardless of themes, such as Victorian, Modern, Contemporary, or even Minimalist, a faucet can enhance the overall look and feel of the theme and make the kitchen impressive as well as functional.
Understanding the Kitchen Faucet
Besides being good looking and going well their the look of the kitchen, a faucet must be functional. Over the generations faucets have essentially remained the same until the last few decades as better materials and manufacturing techniques and technology has come on line. For starters, most countries have banned the use of lead or lead content in faucets. Secondly, new ceramic materials have come into use for valve cartridges that help prevents leaks due to water quality issues.
Of course, it is not just the internals that have undergone innovation, the finishes have been enhanced with some adding materials to the finish that prevent spots. Others have added LED technology and Touch Sense technology that allows water to be dispensed at a single touch. Even the sprayers have underwent changes. While side sprayers are still part of the kitchen faucet in many fixtures, the pull down faucet has made more room on the sink real estate. The pull down faucet, is a sprayer that retracts inside the spigot and makes more room for other features like a soap dispenser. All of these changes represent advances in the traditional job of delivering water into the sink of the home. Below are five, highly rated kitchen faucets from different manufacturers.
Best Two Holed Faucet for the Money
This Delta 21925LF Vessona Style Faucet chrome finish, Delta faucet is styled in the elegant, facet, cut lines to compliment that traditional looking kitchen.
This two handle faucet has a side sprayer and fits the standard three or four hole sink. This faucet is also Eco Friendly, and is designed to splash less saving mess and water.
The high arch faucet is large enough for large pots and pans and has a full 360 degree swivel. This is a great looking, well made, affordable faucet, that users love and remark on how easy it is to install and use.
Best Leaver Style Faucet to Buy
Moen 7430 Chateau Style Faucet has been making quality faucets for generations and this one is no different. Based on the standard, single handle design with side spray, this chrome finished faucet is great for a minimal look in any kitchen.
It is fully ADA compliant and has technology that helps it reduce or eliminate leaks. It is also eco friendly in that it reduces water usage without reducing functionality.
Users love the simple design and the fact that it is a basic faucet that gets the job done.
Top Rated Pull Down Faucet for Home
Another Delta 9197-AR-DST Cassidy Faucet model, this one being a single handle, pull down version. This high arch faucet is excellent for pots and pans that are large and is fully ADA compliant. It is also a low water users at 1.8 GPM.
The Arctic Stainless finish is a great looking finish and along with the styling would look great in almost any themed kitchen. The pull down sprayer is completed with Delta’s MAGNATITE technology for an accurate fit, pull after pull.
Users love how easy it is to install and attractive this faucet is in their kitchens.
Best Pull Down Style Faucet to Buy
One of the more innovative faucets in this list, this Moen 7185ESRS Brantford Style Faucet uses the wave of a hand to dispense water.
It also is a single handle, pull down sprayer as well. This makes this faucet versatile as well as functional. It is fully ADA compliant and uses a ceramic cartridge for near leak proof operation over the years.
It has a stainless steel finish with a super spot resistant coating to prevent water spots. It is efficient and the users love how easy it is to install.
Best Faucet on the Market
While this Kohler K-647-CP Simplice Style Faucet does not use the wave of the hand technology, this separate handle, minimalist looking pull down faucet makes up for it in simple elegance and design.
This faucet uses a ceramic cartridge for near leak proof perfection and the pull down spray retracts fully and accurately time and time again. It is fully ADA compliant and the sprayer has three functions to control the spray.
This is one simply elegant faucet that would stand out in any kitchen and make the room shine and sparkle. Users love the easy installation and the fully retracting sprayer. In addition, the high arch spigot is great for those larger pots and pans.
Each of these faucets come with a lifetime limited warranty in fixture and finish. For the best operation of pull down faucets, make sure there is plenty of room under the cabinet and sink for the weights to make their full travel. On pull down faucets, the number one failure to retract fully is not enough room under the sink. These faucets are easy to install and will provide a life time of quality service. Which is probably why they are the highest rated faucets.