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If you’re wondering how long I’m going to keep going on about our new kitchen, the answer is forever. No, but for real, there are so many special details that went into our project… and so many tips I want to share with you. Today’s post is all about how to find the right kitchen faucet. What finish should you choose? How much technology do you want? These are questions to ask yourself if you’re remodeling, and ones I tried to answer below to help you make the best decision for your kitchen faucet. I hope this post helps you make a well-informed decision!
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Faucet for Your Renovation
As a prop stylist and creative director, aesthetics are important to me. Sometimes a little too important… like to the point where I’m willing to sacrifice function for something pretty. That’s definitely not the case with our new kitchen, though, considering our Delta faucet is exactly what I wanted aesthetically and from a function standpoint (but more on that below) as well.
If you’re not sure what direction to go in aesthetically, think about the other details happening in your kitchen. What color/finish is your hardware? Same for any light fixtures. I think a mix of colors and finishes can definitely work, but I wouldn’t go with more than two. For example, we have antique brass cabinet and drawer pulls, but chose the Trinsic® Pull-Down Faucet in Matte Black. It’s all about coordinating and layering.
I also love mixing finishes for a more ‘designed’ look, almost as though you had a professional interior designer come in and work on the space! Lastly, I recommend going to a showroom and bringing samples of any other hardware you’ll have in the space so you can get a clear picture.
This one might seem common sense, but sometimes we have to learn these lessons the hard way. Not all faucets are created equal as far as size, with the biggest difference being a 4-inch base mount and an 8-inch base mount. Most kitchens have an 8-inch base mount (ours does), but be sure to double-check. Especially if you’re not completely demoing and just replacing fixtures.
You also want your faucet to be in proportion to your space. I love a good gooseneck faucet as much as the next person (obviously), but depending on how tiny or large your space is, choose the size accordingly.
I’ll admit, I used to be someone who thought the only function I needed out of my kitchen faucet was for it to turn on. I mean, that’s all faucets do, right? Wrong! This renovation opened my eyes to that magic that is the Delta Faucet Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology. Let me break it down for you. This faucet can do the following, plus so much more:
- We can touch the faucet anywhere on the spout to turn it on and off! And it comes with added technology to help tell the difference between a touch and a grab, which helps reduce false activation.
- Automatic water shut off after four minutes to help conserve water (love)!
- An integrated TempSense™ LED light gives us a visual for the temperature of the water changing from blue to magenta to red as the water heats up (no more sitting by the sink with my finger under running water)!
- A 62-inch pull-down hose that pretty much reaches anywhere in our kitchen.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This faucet is not only beautiful with its Matte Black finish (there are 5 finishes available), but the function so far has honestly been life-changing. At least as much as a smart faucet can change one’s life. The pot filler has also proved to be quite handy and just makes our kitchen feel luxurious.
Have I made it easier for you to decide on a kitchen faucet? Wink, wink! Let me know if you have any specific questions about our Delta faucet, or just choosing a faucet in general. I’m always happy to chat about a good kitchen remodel.