When remodeling your luxury kitchen, you’ll want to be sure to think of everything, including the kitchen faucet. At first, this might seem like an easy selection to make during your design process. However, there are a lot of options that you’ll want to consider and things to think about even before you begin your shopping journey. So let’s walk through the features you’ll want to look for and narrow down your choices before you walk into that alluring yet overwhelming showroom.
How to Choose a Luxury Kitchen Faucet
You want your home to function without you even needing to think about it. Everything should be tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle. The kitchen faucet is no exception, so here’s what you need to consider before shopping.
Budget is always the first thing to think about before you go shopping for anything! It doesn’t matter if it’s a car or a faucet. This is the easiest way to narrow down choices and eliminate things that are way under or way over your budget. Determine how much your faucet will take up your overall luxury kitchen budget and speak with your designer about your options.
Faucets come in a few installation options. Depending on the style or design of the faucet, it might need a single hole in the sink, two holes, three holes, or sometimes even four. Most faucets don’t go above three, but if you’re adding on soap dispensers or filtered water faucets, you might need more. How many you can fit on your sink will depend on the size of the sink, but if you haven’t chosen the sink just yet, you can alter your sink choice based on your faucet choice.
Of course, this is the part everyone loves! Look through all the pretty faucets to find the perfect one for your design. While it can be fun to scroll through endless options when you’re ready to select a faucet, we recommend you hammer out your aesthetic and stick to your design. Looking at every option available might get you sidetracked, and you might end up loving a faucet that won’t suit your overall style. Instead, explain your vision to your professional designer and allow them to lead the way to ensure you have a seamless design and the perfect faucet for your aesthetic.
There’s a lot to consider, including finishes, color, design details, handle styles and attachment styles. How the faucet is installed onto the sink will determine how your faucet looks in the end.
How your kitchen faucet operates will affect how you use it, and it will either make you love the kitchen even more or turn into frustration every time you have to use it. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the perfect kitchen faucet. It will depend on your taste, lifestyle, and preferences. First, consider the height and reach of the faucet. Can it reach every corner of the sink? Is it high enough to fit your big pots under?
Next on the list is the type of sprayer you want. There are several options, and even within these options, there are multiple types. The three main kinds are pull down, pull out, and stand-alone sprayers. Which one you prefer will depend on how you use your faucet. Many homeowners like the pull-down options because they are easy to use, minimal, and often don’t affect the look of the faucet at all. Sprayers on the side of the faucet are slowly going out of style, but they are still a great option if they are your preferred method.
Lastly, consider the levers of your faucet. There are single lever faucets where you use one lever to turn on and rotate the lever to determine the temperature of the water. These are easy to use with one hand and often used when accessibility is a concern. However, it can be hard to control the temperature of these, and while they are easy to use, some prefer the precision of two-handled faucets. These are more traditional and often come in more traditional styles, but there are more and more on the market that caters to a more modern style as well.
Some of Our Favorite Kitchen Faucets
If you’re having difficulty deciding, it might be a good idea to look at some inspiration to get your imagination working. So while it’s great to go through the list above, it’s a good idea to do some dreaming and look through a bunch of options. To help you on that journey, here are some of our favorite luxury kitchen faucets.
With a traditional silhouette and double lever design, the EMPRESSA Bridge faucet by BLANCO is perfect for a traditional-style luxury kitchen. It has six finish options and features a pull-down sprayer with dual flow patterns.
Linus by BLANCO is a simple and elegant kitchen faucet that would flow nicely in a modern kitchen. It comes in 12 colors and is a pull-out sprayer with dual flow patterns.
This faucet by Perrin & Rowe is a bridge design with a pull-down sprayer. It comes in five color options and could suit anything from a traditional to modern style.
Achieve that modern farmhouse aesthetic with this Lux side handle faucet by ROHL. It features a pull-down sprayer and comes in six colors, including that iconic matte black finish.
With the help of this guide, you can find the perfect luxury kitchen faucet for your kitchen. Remember to take the time to consider your preferences before going shopping and maybe spend a minute to look at our favorites to get more inspiration!
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.