Choosing a Kitchen Faucet
By focusing on what you need your new faucet to accomplish, you can quickly narrow down your choices and find a faucet that fits both your wants and your needs. Do you value a faucet that is easy to use? A touchless faucet may be your best choice. Are you more concerned with getting a precise water temperature and flow? A double-handle faucet can give you the precision you are looking for. Are you looking for a faucet to reach every corner of your large sink basin? A pull-out or pull-down faucet will make rinsing your large sink basin a breeze.
Besides this, it is important to keep in mind the configuration of your sink basin. Whether you are purchasing a new sink basin or installing your faucet into a sink you already own, make sure the faucet is compatible with the number of holes the sink basin has. Some simple faucets, like the single-handle faucet, may only need one to two holes. On the other hand, double handle faucets need at least three holes in the sink basin. It is not advised to drill another hole if your sink basin does not have enough predrilled, so it is important to be sure the faucet and sink are compatible before purchasing. If there are too many holes, deck plates or covers can be used to cover them up.
And lastly, keep in mind the style of your kitchen and existing appliance finishes. Matching the finishes of your other appliances will help keep the room harmonious. Some styles mix and match finishes, though it is best to keep to two different finishes in one room to avoid a disjointed feeling, according to Allison.
Source: The Spruce