When choosing faucets for a newly remodeled home, it is important to choose only high quality faucets that are both durable as well as stylish. Moreover, the most important feature when looking for a faucet should be the internal mechanism. Quality faucets will always contain ceramic cartridges and brass fittings. Always steer clear of any faucets with plastic shells, seals or handles. It is important to ensure that the faucets chosen contain a drip-free ceramic cartridge which will guarantee years of trouble free service. Before purchasing any faucets for a home renovation it is necessary to consider the quality, size required, as well as the overall decor.
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When renovating a kitchen, every homeowner wants to turn an ordinary space into a trendy and modern kitchen. A great way to modernize the kitchen is by installing brand new kitchen faucets. Typically, kitchen faucets are constructed from solid stainless steel or from solid brass. Both steel and brass are very durable and will withstand heavy use. Furthermore, kitchen faucets are available in various configurations including single hole, 3 hole, and 4 hole configurations. The type of faucet will depend on the number of openings in the kitchen countertop. Kitchen faucets are an essential part of the kitchen and should, therefore, be durable as well as practical for everyday use. The finish of the kitchen faucets will depend on the overall décor and should accentuate and complement the newly designed kitchen.
There are many different types and styles of bathroom faucets available today. The type of faucet required will depend on the spread, which is the number of openings in the countertop. The most common bathroom faucet types are single lever, center-set, and 3-piece sets. A single lever faucet is simple to install and features a single handle that controls the water pressure and temperature. Furthermore, there are many marvelous designs that will accentuate any bath decor. A center set faucet typically comes as a one-piece set. It is used to cover a 4 inch spread. Many of these faucets are quite fashionable and easy to install. Moreover, three-piece faucet sets come in many different styles and need three separate holes: one for each handle, and one for the spout. The three pieces are not connected and can be mounted as far as 16 inches apart.
When shopping for bathroom or kitchen fixtures, combo deals are a great way to save time and money. Purchasing a sink and faucet combo deal ensures that the fixtures are compatible and will complement each other. Furthermore, all the necessary mounting hardware is typically included with the combination set. When purchasing a bathroom sink and faucet combination, it will come with the mounting ring, pop-up drain, as well as all the faucet mounting hardware. Furthermore, when purchasing a kitchen sink and faucet combination, the set will usually come with the sink, faucet, as well as the matching soap dispenser, and all the necessary installing kits.
Bar faucets should be compact yet sturdy. Although the bar faucets will not be as heavily used as kitchen faucets, it is still important that they last a long time without needing repair or replacement. Bar faucets are typically single lever faucets and require only one countertop opening for installation. They are most often used to wash glassware, prep foods, as well as to clean the prep area around the bar. Bar faucets are available in many different sizes, styles, as well as finishes. Typically, it is recommended that the finish of the bar faucet matches the finish of the kitchen faucet; however, if the bar area and the kitchen sink area are not near each other, it is not necessary to match the finishes.
Bathtub faucets are available in an array of styles, sizes, as well as finishes. Furthermore, bathtub faucets are typically 3-piece faucets or 5-piece faucets. The 3-piece bathtub faucets feature a spout and two handles, one for the hot water and one for the cold. Furthermore, the 5-piece tub faucets feature a spout, two handles, as well as a handheld shower, and a diverter. The diverter is used to switch the water flow from the tub spout to the handheld shower. Furthermore, bathtub faucets can be deck mounted, wall mounted, or free standing. The type and style of the bathtub faucet will depend on the type of a bathtub that is installed as well as the overall decor of the bathroom.
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Pot fillers should be a staple in any newly updated kitchen. Pot fillers are easy to install and maintain, they fold up against the wall and do not take up a lot of space, and they fill pots and pans with ease. Furthermore, pot fillers are especially essential for homeowners that love to cook and entertain company. Cooking, especially for a large group of people, can be a tiresome task; however, having pot filler by the stove is a great way to cut down on prep time and to alleviate the heavy lifting of pots and pans filled with water.
Laundry faucets, often referred to as utility faucets, are available in an array of sizes and finishes. These faucets are typically mounted on the utility sink itself; however, they can also be wall mounted behind the laundry sink. The laundry faucets will typically have dual handles but can also be single lever. Furthermore, when choosing a laundry faucet, it is important to choose a faucet that is durable and is constructed from solid brass or solid stainless steel; moreover, it should contain a ceramic cartridge. Typically, the spout on the laundry faucet is larger and has a longer reach than a standard faucet spout.
Installing a new shower system is a vital part of any bathroom remodel. It is important to install shower faucets that are contemporary, durable, and highly functional. Many shower faucets will include handheld showers, adjustable shower bars, body jets, as well as ceiling mount or wall mount shower heads. Shower faucets are installed before the bathroom is tiled; therefore, it is necessary to assemble all the connections for the shower system prior to completing the shower renovation. Once the connections are made and the rough-in valves are installed, the wall can be tiled and the trim can be installed on the outside of the wall. The trim for the shower faucets is available in many different finishes to match other fixtures in the bathroom.
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Since bidets are increasing in popularity, there is a wide variety of bidet faucets that can be installed with the bidets. These faucets are both stylish and functional. Bidet faucets can be divided into two main categories: American bidet faucets and Euro bidet faucets. The main difference between the two styles is that the American bidet faucets are designed to fit a 3-hole bidet, while Euro bidet faucets are designed to fit a single hole bidet. Therefore, the American bidet faucets will have two handles and a vacuum breaker while Euro bidet faucets will have a single handle and spout that may pull out.
Commercial faucets are a staple in any kitchen that is used for high volume food preparation. Typically, commercial faucets are found in restaurants, schools, airports, hotels, as well as catering halls. Commercial faucets can be mounted on the countertop or on the commercial sink; they can also be wall mounted. Many commercial faucets will feature a pullout spout or a separate pull out hose. The pull-out feature on the commercial faucets is ideal for pre-rinsing food during the preparation process. Furthermore, in addition to standard commercial faucets, many manufactures also make commercial faucets with infrared motion sensors to increase efficiency.
Faucets are the most versatile plumbing fixtures. Faucets are found in all areas of the home including bathroom, kitchen, bar area, as well as the laundry room. Each and every faucet is different and unique in its style and specifications. The wide array of faucets allows homeowners to have the freedom to install the faucets that accentuate the overall design decor while still being highly efficient and very durable. Faucets are heavily used on daily basis by all members of the household; therefore, choosing the ideal faucets for the home should be a top priority in any remodel. It is important to install faucets that are trendsetting yet very practical.