Get to Know Your Kitchen Faucet Options for Your New Home
May 16, 2020, Author: Karen Stanley
When it comes to kitchen faucet options in your new home, there’s a broad variety of designs that have been carefully selected by our designers. Whether your style is classic, modern, or something in between, you’ll find a fit that goes beautifully with the rest of your design choices. Let’s get to know the types of finishes for your faucet options!
Chrome tends to have the most shine out of all the finish options, even surpassing stainless steel. The finish is chrome plating on top of the faucet that can be made of a variety of other materials. As one of the most classic types of finish, it fits well with both modern and contemporary kitchen designs. One of the best ways to clean chrome fixtures is with a simple vinegar and water mixture to get them looking like new.
Spot-resist Stainless Steel:
This spot-resistant finish resists fingerprints and water spots to keep the brilliance of the fixture. This stainless steel still has a reflective sheen with it, but it comes in a more sophisticated and subdued hue, making it extremely versatile. Unlike traditional stainless steel, this stainless steel is easier to clean since it is designed to repel water spots and fingerprints. A tip for cleaning though is to always dry it with a microfiber cloth, after wiping it down. It helps the faucet keep its polished look.
This type of finish is used for its aged and bold look and is what you would call a living finish. The color and hue can change over time; continuing to develop as it ages. Created by treating the bronze, it has a dark and slightly-worn look. Any kitchen wanting a bit of a rustic touch would do beautifully with this type of faucet, however, it can add a unique touch to any kitchen. Being extremely durable, they are a great option for both kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Matte Black is bold yet versatile and naturally complements a modern kitchen to a modern-farmhouse style. Its satin finish and color are created by powder coating the faucet and then curring it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the finish and faucet durable enough to last for years.
Black Stainless Steel:
This faucet works well when it comes to avoiding smudges and fingerprints, as opposed to traditional stainless steel. With a classy, dark finish, these have less shine than the traditional stainless steel or chrome, and more shine than the matte black finish. Just like the spot-resistant stainless steel, wiping the faucet with a dry microfiber cloth after cleaning is a great way to polish it off, and keep it looking like new.
Brushed gold brings a modern touch to a classic tone. With a little less shine than traditional gold faucets, these are more versatile for a variety of styled kitchens. Like the oil-rubbed bronze, it has more shine than the matte finishes, but less shine than the chrome. If you are looking for a modern-luxury feel, this is a finish worth considering in your new home.
A few tips for picking your kitchen faucet:
See faucet options in person at our design center, and installed in our beautiful models.
Note pricing at your design appointment, so you know where you want to invest the most.
Consider how much of an arch you want. A higher arched faucet is a great route to go if you plan on washing larger pots and pans or serving platters. The sink also makes a difference in easily washing pots and pans. Explore different types of sinks here.
Decide whether you want a pull-down sprayer for washing fruits and vegetables, rinsing the sink out, and to make washing pots and pans simpler. Explore the different options at the design center to see which one you enjoy the most.
Whether you just decided to build, or are in the middle of designing your new home, get to know your kitchen faucet options for your new home. Schedule an appointment to visit us at the design center, or take a virtual tour of our models here.