How to Choose a Faucet for Your Kitchen

How to Choose a Faucet for Your Kitchen

The kitchen faucet. This is where you go to pour a glass of water, fill up the coffee maker, rinse off fresh produce, fill up pots and pans, and clean the dishes. How many times a day do you use the faucet from your kitchen sink?

From full kitchen layout renovations down to minor upgrades, the sink is not a feature to overlook. Choosing a faucet that is both functional for your kitchen and aesthetically appealing will make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable.

With Brizo supplying all the plumbing fixtures in The Hope House, we turned to them to learn more about how to choose the best kitchen faucet for your needs. Below are some of the top choices in kitchen faucet styles.

Pull-Down Faucet

Pull-down faucets use a spray wand that pulls straight down, making them perfect for deep sinks. They typically have a longer, arced neck and are one of the most popular faucet choices. Pull-down faucets are especially useful for cleaning dishes, washing produce, and filling pitchers or pans right in the sink.


Pull-Out Faucet

A pull-out faucet is an excellent option if you have a smaller sink or a sink with minimal headspace. Pull-out faucets generally have a shorter neck than pull-down faucets. The spout pulls out towards you. By turning the faucet head to the side, you can pull out the sprayer to fill a pot on the counter next to the sink.


Articulating Faucet

Commercial, or articulating faucets, bring your kitchen prep space to the next level. These faucets feature an arm that is longer and more flexible than pull-down faucets. This allows you to position the spray wand for any task in the kitchen. With Brizo’s Articulating Faucets, the exposed hose will not lose shape over time.

Separate Spray Faucet

Separate sprayers work with all faucet styles. This more traditional design is versatile, as it has a long hose and comes from a stand-alone position. A separate sprayer usually has less water pressure than other options.



SmartTouch® Technology

Many faucets can also be turned on and off with a simple touch, making messy cleanup more convenient. Brizo SmartTouch® Technology allows you to start or stop water flow by touching the faucet body, spout, or handle. By distinguishing between a tap for water flow and a grasp to move the faucet position, SmartTouch® Technology helps to reduce water usage and increases the efficiency of the faucet.

This week, you have the opportunity to vote between three Brizo SmartTouch® Technology faucets for The Hope House. Vote today, and tune in to Facebook or Instagram on Thursday to find out which faucet will be installed!


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