5 Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Faucet You Need to Know Before You Buy

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Not so fun fact – I’ve gone through 4 kitchen faucets in the last two years. It’s been a frustrating (and pricey) lesson that not all faucets are made equal. With my new kitchen renovation, I wanted a faucet that not only provided style but functionality too, here are a few things to consider when choosing a kitchen faucet.

5 tips for choosing a kitchen faucet what you need to know! After my kitchen renovation I chose the Huntley Kitchen Faucet. I love the scrub brush for washing fruits and vegetables!

Before I share what faucet I chose, I wanted to share few tips.

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Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

5 tips for choosing a kitchen faucet what you need to know! After my kitchen renovation I chose the Huntley Kitchen Faucet. I love the scrub brush for washing fruits and vegetables!

  1. Know how many holes you have. You may need a deck plate to cover any existing or if you only have one, you may need to drill into your countertop. It’s easier to go with less than more.
  2. Keep the finish of your hardware in mind. I personally don’t believe there are any hard and fast rules when it comes to home design but, personally, I prefer my kitchen faucet to match the finish of my kitchen pulls and handles. It’s easy on the eyes and makes the decor aesthetically appealing.
  3. Spray features. When it comes to choosing a kitchen faucet, the more spray options the better. I don’t want a trickle, I also want a jet steam so I easily clean stuck on food.
  4. Faucet height. Most faucets are in front of a window, but if yours is below cabinets – take some measurements before you buy.
  5. Hose length. This is a feature that I missed the first few times I was choosing kitchen faucets. Take into consideration the size of your sink (my old sink was a large one, and I couldn’t stretch the hose enough to clean the bottom corner), if there are any plants nearby you would like to easily water, or if you have coffee maker next to the sink to easily fill (I can’t be the only one who gets annoyed when I have to take the reservoir out of my Keurig each time).

5 tips for choosing a kitchen faucet what you need to know! After my kitchen renovation I chose the Huntley Kitchen Faucet. I love the scrub brush for washing fruits and vegetables!

Huntley Kitchen Faucet

I’m really liking my new kitchen faucet, it has good pressure (my last one didn’t) and it looks great! It also feels like it’s a quality product. My second last faucet felt cheap (even though it cost over $200) and the switch to change from a stream to spray broke the first day, so it was nice to see that the Huntley Kitchen Faucet was strong.

American Standard’s Huntley Kitchen Faucet is loaded with functional features (who knew a kitchen faucet could have such things) included:

  • Selectflo 5 spray functions
    1. Stream – to fill water jugs and pots quickly
    2. Spray – to rinse pots and pans
    3. Jet – to add pressure to the spray to clean baked on messes
    4. Mist – great for watering plants
    5. Pause – to briefly stop the spray.
  • Detachable scrub brush – my favorite feature.
  • Memory position valving– Turn the valve on and off at preferred temperature setting without readjusting the handle position each time
  • High arching spout
  • Optional metal soap dispenser and deck plates that fit up to 4 holes

5 tips for choosing a kitchen faucet what you need to know! After my kitchen renovation I chose the Huntley Kitchen Faucet. I love the scrub brush for washing fruits and vegetables!

I want to focus on the detachable scrub brush a little more. This feature is so simple but so awesome! There is a detachable nylon bristle scrub brush that attaches directly to the faucet. The features of the scrub brush included tougher blue bristles for scrubbing and soft gray bristles for more gentle cleaning.

I use it for cleaning fruits and vegetables, I love it!

The best part? The brush is dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean.

This post has been sponsored by my friends over at Home Depot. I received compensation for my time, all opinions are my own.

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30 comments on “5 Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Faucet You Need to Know Before You Buy”

  1. I have the same faucet and I am totally in love. I did not use the soap dispenser because yep, it meant drilling another hole ( Kent has turned it into a Tequila dispenser on the outdoor bar, how smart is he)

  2. These are great tips. You have to put some real thought into picking out finishes like these. Thanks!

  3. I have never seen a faucet with a detachable scrub brush before. That’s awesome! I could totally put that to use in my household. I need this faucet for my kitchen!

  4. We bought a new Kitchen faucet a few weeks ago. It is now my favorite feature in my Kitchen. Your tips are great!

  5. We just remodeled our kitchen. It took me forever to pick out the faucets. So many choices.

  6. I never really thought about all of this when it comes to a kitchen faucet. I guess height is definitely important!

  7. It’s those little things like knowing how many holes you need to attach the faucet that can make a home project go smoothly. I’ll definitely refer to these tips when we are ready to remodel our kitchen!

  8. I would love to get a new American Standard’s Huntley Kitchen Faucet. It has so many cool features I would love to try.

  9. I have been looking for a new kitchen faucet to change things up. The American Standard’s Huntley Kitchen Faucet has everything I am looking for.

  10. Ok, how cool is that spout head? I totally go through faucets like “water” too. They always seem to end up leaking on me.

  11. These are awesome tips for people who are shopping for a good faucet. I love that there’s a detachable scrub! It’s definitely going to change how you clean up! I love it.

  12. That detachable scrub brush looks amazing! If I had one, it would definitely get a lot of use.

  13. Ah, these are important things to consider. I wouldn’t mind updating our faucet. There is a lot of changes I want to make to our kitchen.

  14. It has been a while since I looked at kitchen faucets! I had no idea how many awesome features there are now! I love that scrub brush.

  15. I love the look of the new faucets on the market these days! I would love something different!

  16. Thanks for the tips! I have not considered some of these things. I want to upgrade our sink. I need to keep all these things in mind.

  17. Great tips. I don’t like renovating but I do look at my faucets and want to change them all the time. I love how yours look.

  18. I definitely understand what you are going through. We had the same problem. I initially choose a faucet that I liked and looked good in the store but it didn’t work well in my existing sink. Great tips you are sharing.

  19. These are great tips! I am in the process of finishing my bathroom too! 

  20. Thanks For Great Tips!! Really helpful tips to choose a perfect faucet for our kitchen.

  21. It sure was nice how you pointed out that when choosing a faucet for the kitchen sink, it’s best to choose one with more spray because there were different types of cleaning for different types of dish dirt. I will surely recommend that to my older sister because she told me that she plans on getting her kitchen remodeled next month. Considering that she lives with different types of people, from our grandma to her kids, who eats different types of things. I think this will benefit her the most. THank

  22. Randa, it was a great post from you.

    I agree with you regarding considering the number of holes. If you are just renovating your kitchen, you will need to understand the number of holes that you have. For example, your kitchen sink might only be able to accommodate a single hole faucet. In such a case, you need to let your kitchen sink to dictate the type of faucet that you need to buy.

    Remember, there are single hole versions, two holes, three holes, and four holes. This will be decided upon pondering on the dimensions of your kitchen sink. Then you will have a successful renovation. You will want to avoid a situation whereby the circumstances force you back to the market since the sink and the faucet are not compatible.

    I recently wrote an article regarding the factors that you should consider before you choose a kitchen sink faucet. It is a 2,000+ words post that gives a detailed analysis of this area.

    If you get a couple of minutes, kindly, check it out. I do respect your opinion and will welcome your feedback.

    Here is the link to the post: https://pizzchzz.com/choose-kitchen-sink-faucet-important-hints/

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