DDC kitchen essentials – faucets

Kitchen Planning Series

by Sue Womersley – kitchen faucets

if you are designing a kitchen for a first time – this series of basics is for you

FAUCET ESSENTIALS

There are many options in both style and function to select from.

Handles

  • single handle | double handle

Spout Function

  • standard | articulating | pull down | pull out

Spout Height | Spout Reach

  • standard | high arcing
  • 2 basin | 1 basin

Installation type

  • single hole | double hole | wide spread | deck mount | wall mount

Handle Style

  • lever | cross | square

Finishes

  • chrome (most cost effective)
  • stainless steel | oil rubbed bronze | matte black | champagne | gold | nickel
  • polished | brushed | antiqued | 2 tone

Professional

  • high arch gooseneck for filling + cleaning large pots | multi-function spray head |

Other faucets

  • bar sink | pot filler | water dispenser | side spray (if not a pull down or pull out)

Technology

  • Touch on + off option

Water Pressure

  • measured in GPM (gallons per minute) – check for reduced flow for water conservation – kitchen faucets are typically a maximum 2.2 GPM

Quality

  • Best – solid brass body lasts longest – heavy | Good – plated zinc alloy body | Run, don’t walk, away from plastic body

My name is Sue Womersley, Designer of Interiors + Cabinetry in White Rock, BC

I work with Armadio Kitchens in Morgan Creek, South Surrey and Cambie Street, Vancouver and would be happy to meet at the showroom to discuss your dreams for your kitchen.