My kitchen faucet is probably one of the most used fixtures in my house. It always seems like someone is using it for something. But this means it’s an important element in our day to day life. When it comes to replacing it, it feels like an important decision. A decision with a number of factors that will affect it.
My kitchen faucet has been used for:
- Washing hair (sometimes you need a second wash but not a second shower)
- Cleaning up after making slime
- Filling pots or measuring cups for cooking (or at least trying to)
- Washing overflow dishes that don’t fit in the dishwasher
- Hand washing (even though I tell them to do it in the bathroom around the corner)
- Foot washing (yeah, I caught on of my kids cleaning their foot in it – don’t even ask)
- Filling the dogs water dish
- Drinking from (the males in my house apparently have no use for a glass)
- Science experiments
- Cleaning off dirty flip flops (again, what the heck were they thinking?)
And any number of other things I wasn’t around to see, and am probably glad that I didn’t. Mental note, clean the kitchen sink again….
Putting some thought into your new kitchen faucet can help make sure the faucet works well for your family but also looks good in your kitchen and fits your budget.
How To Choose a Kitchen Faucet – Find Your Style with a Danze Faucet
Choosing the right faucet for your needs and your style brings up a number of questions.
What style is my kitchen?
The first choice you need to make is to determine the overall general style of your kitchen. Most faucets, including Danze products are characterized into three different categories of design.
- Traditional style is warm and refined with old world Americana charm.
- Contemporary style is modern and minimal with clean, simple, sleek lines.
- Transitional style marries traditional and contemporary for a modern but comfortable and cozy feel.
If your kitchen doesn’t really seem to fit in any specific category, that’s fine. It means you have more options to have fun and be creative with your choice of faucet.
Which finish do I choose?
Chrome, brushed nickel, copper, satin black? Well, you need to look around your kitchen and decide which color makes the most sense. If you have a stainless steel sink, for instance, a chrome faucet finish is probably the best fit.
If you have a solid surface or stone sink, you have more flexibility with your faucet color so then you may want to look at the color of your cabinet hardware. If your hardware is chrome, you likely will want to select a faucet that comes in a chrome finish for a cohesive design.
If you don’t have cabinet hardware, look at your light fixtures or your appliances for cues as to which finish will best work in your kitchen.
What features do I need?
Do you want a single handle faucet, a hands free faucet, a high arc faucet? How many holes are in your sink deck? Do you have extra holes for a built in soap dispenser? What about wall mounted faucets?
Make sure that the features you want are compatible with your existing sink. Some manufacturers have deck plates available for mounting a single hole faucet onto a sink design for a three hole faucet. But make sure it’s available before choosing the faucet of your dreams, or you may have to replace your sink to get the faucet that you want.
Things like water temperature and water flow are fairly standard on most faucets today, but if you have had an issue with your existing faucet, you may want to research faucets with higher flow rates.
What is my budget?
It really helps to know your budget before you begin to shop for a kitchen faucet. There is such a wide range of options, you don’t want to choose something that ends up being unrealistic.
Price is affected by finish choice as well, so keep that in mind when choosing your faucet.
Danze by Gerber
Danze by Gerber is an innovative company that has been providing fun and refreshing fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens for a decade. They have dozens of collections available in a range of designs, durable finishes, quality and functions of showerheads, kitchen fixtures, bathroom faucets, accessories and more.
About the All-New Draper® Kitchen and Bathroom Collection
Thoughtfully crafted with an inspired aesthetic, the new Draper bath and kitchen collection features vintage coin-edge details for a modern take on a traditional design.
The Draper kitchen faucet is perfect for traditional kitchens and may work in your transitional style kitchen depending on the other design elements in your kitchen.
About the New Vaughn™ Kitchen & Bath Collection
Carefully curated with a streamlined aesthetic, the new Vaughn kitchen and bath collection features a dynamic and sophisticated transitional design.
The Vaughn kitchen faucet is designed for a transitional style kitchen but may also work in a modern kitchen depending upon how modern your kitchen is.
The Best Kitchen Faucet for You
The final design choice is up to you. Your kitchen may be more eclectic and not fall into one of the three main categories. Choose the style you like provided it works with your existing sink.
If your kitchen is a work in progress and your new faucet is just one element of future design changes, then choose the faucet that fits the future design vision of your kitchen. That way you don’t have to replace it again down the road.
Remember to answer these key questions to help guide your decision:
- What style is my kitchen?
- What finish do I choose?
- What features do I need?
- What is my budget?
For more information about Danze’s faucet lines checkout Amazon for a complete collection. They also make exceptional bathroom, shower, tub, and various bathroom accessories.
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