Pullout Kitchen Faucets
A pullout kitchen faucet is one of the most popular choices today. For those who have a pullout kitchen faucet, you know why it is popular. With the convenience of cleaning the sink by pulling out the faucet and spraying the entire sink in no time, to filling large pots and pans quickly. Some pullout kitchen faucet models have long hoses that extend beyond the sink to fill a bucket of water. A well built pullout kitchen faucet has an option to change the stream of water from a spray to a stream with a touch of a button. This faucet is quickly replacing faucets with the well known side spray - a separate nozzle that is not attached to the faucet.
A pullout kitchen faucet has a built-in sprayer that is pulled out from the main part of the faucet. There are many different styles and designs. The pullout faucet does not have the plastic spray wand that is susceptible to mold and mildew. Pullout faucets are becoming more popular and as a result, more designs are on the market. Finishes are available in stainless steel, chrome, and many other colors.
When selecting your pullout kitchen faucet, consider the size of your sink. You will want a faucet that is proportionate in size to your kitchen sink. If you have a small sink, you should buy a small kitchen faucet. And vice versa - a large sink can accommodate a large faucet. A large sink with a small faucet will not look good. The spout of a pullout kitchen faucet can be a low arc or a high arc. A high arc pullout kitchen faucet will allow more room for big pots and pans in the sink. If you already have your sink, be sure the brand of faucet you purchase is going to fit in your sink.
After you decide on the style or design of your pullout kitchen faucet, you will be able to select the finish. Chrome and stainless steel are popular choices because they are the easiest to clean and resist water spots. And they are usually the least expensive. There are many other finishes available - oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, matte black, white, copper, brass, wrought iron, and more. Each manufacturer offers different finishes.
Be sure to take into consideration the design of your kitchen. A good rule of thumb is to select the design based on your decor, i.e. traditional, contemporary or modern. Then select your finish to match your decor or existing appliances. If you have black appliances, a black faucet will be a nice accent to your kitchen. If your decor is contemporary, a finish in stainless steel or chrome adds a touch of elegance to a contemporary design. In a French or old style kitchen, you can choose a design that matches the decor and the finish to compliment an antique-type decor could be an oil rubbed bronze or wrought iron.
There are many manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Be sure to check the manufacturer's warranty. If you pay a little more money for your pullout kitchen faucet, there is a good chance you will get a better warranty.
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