If you are looking towards a more glamorous kitchen and are ready to make an extra effort to maintain it well – aesthetically and for hygiene reasons – then there is far more to opt for, going beyond the typical stainless steel options that have been fitted since ages. For instance there are the single and bowls crafted from material such as porcelain, glass, as well as stainless steel. Then the way they are fitted also varies. There are those that have a mounted dish-rack or a draining board.
As for the style it could be retro, modern, futuristic or antique. It could have a matt or metallic finish. However, there is one important devise that actually becomes a prominent deciding factor with regards to its attractiveness – the faucet. Kitchen faucets have come a long way from the initial heavy and ordinary steel ones. They were standard moulds and the simplest to fix. But, in the last decade kitchenware designers have been developing newer kitchen sink faucets that add to the aesthetics of the kitchen and make washing the utensils a delight.
Nowadays people are opting for the faucets and cold water spouts that are separate. Or then there are the new ones that have single spouts with an easy to control temperature device fitted within. Another interesting option are those fitted with an additional hand-spray that makes it easier to wash the heavy utensils that are rather difficult to hold and rinse under a running tap.
When purchasing faucets, one need not worry about the pricing. Yes, while there are the rather expensive and delicate ones that require extra care to maintain, there are also the discount kitchen faucets. Like clothes and other accessories have a season, so also is the case with all household requirements. Even sinks and faucets are sold in after season sales in order to get rid of the older stack and make place for the new designs. During such sales one can purchase the rather expensive ones at discounted prices.
A homemakers delight is generally the bronze kitchen faucets. These are available in various moulds and are easy to maintain. They neither corrode nor rust, unlike other metals. These are also available in various finishes that also include the antique finish.
There are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind when purchasing kitchen faucets. These are listed as follows:
-For the coming years the faucets are going to be turned on and off a number of times a day, for this purpose durability needs to be taken into account.
-Convenience is an important factor. One does not one that opens so easily that children can have the kitchen dripping almost all the time. Nor, should it be so tight that one would need additional tools to open it as and when required.
-Appropriate and safe temperature control is an important factor. The temperature should not abruptly shift from extreme cold to extreme hot.
-Warranty period should be those that last a lifetime, protecting against leaks and drips.