Choosing the Best Kitchen Faucet for Your Home

If you want to update the kitchen faucet in your home, there are several factors to consider.  Many times, people choose a faucet based on what it looks like, and they don’t consider if it will be a faucet that is logical for the kitchen.  While you are looking for new faucets when you update your kitchen in West Palm Beach, FL, take a list of what you’d like in a new faucet so that you don’t forget anything!

The Sink

It is important to match your faucet to your sink properly.  Are there enough holes in your sink for your new faucet?  Or, too many?  You can usually find cover plates for extra holes if you replace your faucet.  Consider putting these on your shopping list if you want a faucet that has a single handle.


Cooking in a great kitchen is a luxury most want.  A good faucet can change how awkward it is to cook certain meals in the kitchen.  A single handle faucet allows you to use one hand for the water and your other hand to hold food.  This is convenient when you are trying to drain items or when you have dirty hands and don’t want to touch the handle.

A sprayer is always convenient.  If you have a spray handle that pulls down from your faucet instead of a side sprayer, you are less likely to have problems and leaks.  It is also easier to grab it with one hand and spray, instead of working with two or three different handles while you try to cook.

Consider the Finish

The finish of your faucet is important because some of them can chip or scratch, making your new handle look worn faster.  The most durable finish for a faucet is chrome.  It is also the easiest to keep clean.

If you want assistance with the installation of your appliances, faucets, or plumbing for a new sink, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is always ready to assist you in updating your kitchen!