Touch faucets are fantastic and are quickly growing in popularity. These hands-free kitchen faucets turn on and off with just a light touch of a hand or arm. These faucets are becoming a favorite in "aging in place" kitchens or with the disabled. These are wonderful additions to any food prep sink because they are so easy to turn on with dough or flour covered hands. They are also useful for a potting bench sink.
The two handle wall mount faucets come in styles ranging from old country farmhouse like the American Standard Heritage Wall Mount to the super modern contemporary (I'm to cool to talk to you) Kohler Karbon Wall-Mount. These faucet styles have a lot of character and personality, not to mention they are very functional and good conversation pieces. If you've got some flair in your personality, these faucets might be the way to go. Another catchy faucet which tends to aire on the traditional side is the Bridge Faucet. This is still a two handle faucet, just turned upright with some of the plumbing that is usually hidden under the counter now above-board. Some of these look like they could be the first faucet ever invented and they probably were fashioned this way back in the day. So if you want to go REALLY old school and are planning on having the founding fathers over for supper, the Pegasus Bridge Style Faucet might be for you.
But what are you really getting when you pay mega dollars towards a shiny new kitchen faucet? Chances are all you're actually receiving is less money to use on the rest of your kitchen improvement. A leading consumer reports organization performed in-depth evaluations on kitchen faucets to get the truth. In a unanticipated turn of events, their tests exposed that despite the marketing advertisement, faucet prices do not correlate with performance. In this situation, you don't always end up with what you pay for!
In selecting a kitchen faucet you will want to consider the kitchen sink. Kitchen sinks usually come with from one to four or more holes to accommodate various types of kitchen faucets. If you are considering changing a faucet on an existing sink, it is better to select a faucet to fits the sink's current hole configuration. If you want to change from a three-hole type faucet to a single-hole one you will be left with open holes that will need to be filled. On the other hand if you try to knock out additional holes to change from a single-mount to a three-hole type faucet you run the risk of damaging an existing sink. Therefore you will find it much easier to also install a new kitchen sink and faucet together because you can choose any kind of kitchen faucet and sink that is compatible.
Two-handle faucets (one hot and one cold) are not as popular as one handle because they are not as easy to use. They do have a classic look that makes a strong fashion statement in Victorian and other period style kitchens.
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