This week at the flip house, my plumber is installing the kitchen faucet. For that space, I chose a champagne brass single handle faucet with built in pull out sprayer and it is a beauty.
I also just replaced the faucet in my kitchen in California, again a sleek single handle faucet with sprayer in a matte nickel finish. And I’ve got my eye on a few different options as an upgrade to my studio kitchen after I replace those countertops. So faucets are on my brain this month.
As with everything, prices vary, but you can find affordable and stylish kitchen faucets for under $450 and often for half that price. When you think of how many times a day you use a kitchen faucet, good quality and function are key. Style is also important since you’re the one who has to look at it every day.
Things to pay attention to when deciding on a faucet are the clearance from the handle to backsplash and also the spout reach, make sure it fits your sink! Other details to check on with these single handle versions are 1) the docking strength of the pull down sprayer, 2) the flexibility of the hose, and 3) the strength of the water stream. Not all require an escutcheon (the wide plate that sits on top of the countertop), I like them better without but it’s a personal preference.
Keep in mind many of these come in several finishes from chrome to bronze to brass, so if you like the style, click over to see what other finishes the faucet is available in. I rounded up only those with high ratings and good reviews to give you greater confidence.
If you’ve recently added a new faucet to your space, let me know which one you chose!