When you remodel a kitchen or a bathroom you are confronted with a plethora of options. Choosing the correct plumbing fixture is all about finding the right combination of quality and price, while achieving the look you’re after.

Aspects to Consider When Choosing a Faucet

How the Faucet Was Made — In many cases a faucet created utilizing a cast molding will probably be more durable than just one pushed in a machine.

Interior Components — Even the very stylish, expensive-looking faucet could have cheap plastic parts inside. A faucet with quality components inside will be more inclined to stand up to being turned off and forth many times.

Furthermore, a quality valve will help to prevent abrupt changes in water temperature as possible change from cold water into hot water. This is extremely important because it can prevent people from being scalded.

The Number of Handles — This is typically a matter of personal preference. A majority of bathrooms and showers are equipped with single-handle faucets, but if you prefer, you can opt for a faucet with a handle for warm water and a handle for cold water.

In this case, consider whether you’d prefer the two handles mounted together or if you’d like a widespread faucet that has each handle and the spout all mounted separately. Typically, widespread faucets cost greater.

Finishing — Common finishes include: stainless steel, gold plating, pewter, polished brass, chrome, brushed chrome, and powder-coated enamel.

Polished brass will shine well, chrome will resist tarnish, and powder coating can be produced in a variety of colors. While you do want to decide on a fantastic finish, keep in mind that the top finishes are going to be on the pricier faucets.

Warranty — In a world where nothing lasts forever, it is great if you can find a faucet that offers a lifetime warranty from leaks.