Bar faucets are made with a spout that has a high arc because most bar sinks are small. A high arc faucet makes it more convenient to use the sink and faucet. Most bar sinks are used for dispensing water, however, during parties, a bartender or host can use the sink to clean glasses.
Considerations Before Purchasing Bar Faucets
Some of the things you should consider before purchasing your bar faucet is your budget, the size your sink, the style of your kitchen, the finish, the quality, and the function. Bar faucets range in price from $50 up to $1,000 or more. Since most bar sinks are small, you want to be sure you select a small faucet. A bar located in a kitchen should have a matching bar faucet. If your bar area is not in your kitchen, you can select a different style - one that will match the room where your bar is located. Finishes are available in a wide variety of options, stainless steel, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, black, white, wrought iron and more.
The size of the faucet is an important consideration. You will want to make sure you do not purchase a large faucet, one that overpowers your sink. Most bar faucets are smaller than kitchen faucets so you should not have too much difficulty with your decision. It helps if you have the dimensions of your sink to get a visualization of how the faucet will look on the sink. Even better if you buy your sink and faucet at the same time, but not a requirement. Buying sinks and faucets at the same time will allow you to select the right products that have a perfect balance.
With so many products available today, you can find the perfect bar faucet to match a modern, traditional, or basic style. The style is also created by the design of the handles. Bar faucets have one or two handles. A one handle bar faucet is easier to use and you have a choice between a rounded handle or a lever handle.
A kitchen faucet finished in an oil rubbed bronze should have a bar faucet finished in the same finish. You don't want to have mismatched finishes so be sure to select a style and finish that matches your kitchen faucet. Bar faucets are available in chrome, oil rubbed bronze, classic stainless, pewter, stainless, wrought iron, black, white and even gold.
No two bar faucets are alike. Manufacturers offer their own warranties and it is important to know that you get what you pay for. If you choose a cheap faucet, you could be subject to seeing a tarnished finish or the chrome chipping off after a few years. Many faucets are built to last and investing in a product that will not have to be replaced in a few years will save you money and time.
Standard bar faucets have a spout without a sprayer. With this selection, you can choose to have a side sprayer. Your sink will require two holes - one to accommodate the faucet and the other hole will be used for a side sprayer, or a soap or lotion dispenser. If you want a side sprayer and a soap or lotion dispenser, your sink will need to have three holes. A popular choice for bar faucets is a pulldown sprayer. This function makes it easy to clean the sink and will fill glasses with water quickly.
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. Use these tips to help you select perfect bar faucets for your home.
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