Single Handle Kitchen Faucets
Before you purchase your kitchen faucet, you should know how much you want to spend, and what style, finish, and functions you are looking for. There are many faucets on the market today and you should have no problem finding the perfect single handle kitchen faucet.
In addition to the style of the faucet, you can also choose the finish. The faucet's finish will attribute to the style in your existing decor. If your home is decorated in a traditional, old world style, a faucet finished in an oil rubbed bronze or wrought iron is the perfect finish. If your decor is contemporary, you can choose a stainless steel finish to compliment your design. The functions are also important. Do you want a faucet that has a pullout or pull down sprayer, or a side sprayer?
A single handle kitchen faucet can make life easier in the kitchen. When the person cooking is constantly washing their hands or using the sink, a single handle kitchen faucet makes turning the water on and off easy. The faucet can be operated with an elbow, preventing potentially contaminated hands from touching the faucet.
A single handle kitchen faucet is manufactured with a lever-style handle. The flow of water is controlled by turning the handle up, and the water temperature is controlled by turning the faucet to the right or the left. Getting the perfect water temperature is easy, by simply moving the handle from the right or left adjusts the temperature.
Advantages of a Single Handle Kitchen Faucet
The ease of use makes the single handle kitchen faucet a great choice for families with small children and the elderly. With a two handle faucet, one has to adjust the water temperature by using two handles. With the ability to turn the water on and off with the back of your hand, your forearm, or elbow, the single handle faucet definitely makes life easier.
Some single handle kitchen faucets come with a pull down or pull out spout. This makes cleaning the sink easy. You can also extend the hose on the pull down or pull out spout, making it convenient to fill large pots. Washing your hair, someone else's hair and bathing pets is simple due to the pull out or pull down spout, capable of getting to those hard to reach places.
Other advantages to a single handle kitchen faucet are cost, installation and variety of designs. A single handle kitchen faucet is normally less expensive than other faucets. The installation process is easier than a two handle faucet, as the single handle faucet is installed in one hole in the sink. With a two handle faucet, three holes in the sink are required. This makes the single handle kitchen faucet a good choice for the do it yourselfer who wants to do their own installation. The single handle kitchen faucet has become very popular and therefore, there are many different designs or styles to choose from.
The single handle kitchen faucets are economical and stylish. With the wide variety of designs and finishes - from a polished chrome to oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, wrought iron and more, you should have no problem selecting a single handle kitchen faucet that is the perfect compliment to your kitchen.
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