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Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

Make your sink work for you by choosing a kitchen faucet that fits your needs, space, and preferences. Riverbend Home offers single- and double-handle kitchen faucets in a variety of styles and finishes to suit your home, from practical and low-profile side-spray faucets to sleek and stylish contemporary designs. Explore our selection from top brands, including American Standard, Delta, Newport Brass, Blanco, Brizo, and Symmons. Whether you’re replacing a worn-out faucet or choosing new fixtures for a kitchen remodel, you’ll want to consider the type of faucet that will work best for your space and preferences, the number of holes and mounting configuration of your sink, and the faucet style and finish that will complement your existing décor.

Types of Faucets

The type of kitchen faucet that will work best in your home depends on your space and how you use it. If your sink is on an island or in front of a window, a gooseneck faucet offers classic appeal and plenty of room for washing dishes; for a sink mounted underneath cabinets, opt for a lower-profile option to ensure it will fit. For dishwashing convenience, we offer faucets with spray functions: Pull-out faucets, pull-down faucets, and faucets with side sprayers all make rinsing easy, and each has its own benefits. If you do lots of food prep with raw meats or messy ingredients, consider touch or touchless kitchen faucets that work with just a tap or even no contact at all. We also offer specialty faucets, including bar and prep faucets, pot fillers, and hot and drinking water dispensers.

Faucet Installation: Wall-Mount or Deck-Mount Faucets

A faucet can be installed several ways, so take care to choose the configuration that suits your space. Most kitchen faucets are deck-mounted, meaning they attach to the narrow strip of countertop between the sink and the backsplash. Deck-mounted kitchen faucets come configured with 1 to 4 holes, and the number you need depends on your sink’s design. Prefer a faucet that requires fewer holes than exist at your sink? A deckplate covers the extra holes and adds a sleek look to your countertop. We also offer wall-mount faucets and pot fillers that attach directly to the backsplash; these are ideal for small city apartments and other kitchens short on space, or to make less work in a large kitchen where the cooktop is far from the sink.

Faucet Finish & Style

Explore faucets in a wide range of styles and finishes to complement your home. Choose from classic chrome, brushed nickel, or oil rubbed bronze, or opt for a more glamorous look with gold-, rose gold–, or even champagne-colored faucets. A sleek, slim gooseneck faucet with a single handle and minimalist styling complements a contemporary kitchen, as will a faucet with a streamlined squared or perfectly rounded frame. For a farmhouse-style kitchen, consider a faucet in oil rubbed bronze or a black finish with classic handles that exude old-fashioned charm. With options running the gamut from functional pull-out kitchen faucets to semi-professional faucets, Riverbend Home offers elevated and uncomplicated kitchen faucet styles to satisfy a wide variety of needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best kitchen faucet?

The best kitchen faucet is attractive, functional, and durable. Consider the size of your sink, the design of your kitchen, your dishwashing and food prep needs, and any extra features you want. A kitchen faucet with pull-down, pull-out, or side spray functionality makes rinsing or washing dishes easier, while a semi-professional faucet or pot filler adds an industrial aesthetic to your kitchen and simplifies big jobs. To help minimize the spread of germs, opt for a touchless or hands-free kitchen faucet.

What is the best brand of kitchen faucets?

Delta, Moen, and American Standard are often considered the best kitchen faucet brands, but you’ll also find high-quality faucets from Symmons, Newport Brass, Blanco, Brizo, and other trusted plumbing brands.

Should I get a touchless kitchen faucet?

There are many benefits to a touchless kitchen faucet, which operates with the help of a motion sensor. A touchless faucet minimizes messes and eliminates the spread of bacteria, can help conserve water, and adds a contemporary aesthetic to your kitchen. A touchless faucet is often more expensive than a standard kitchen faucet, but if it works with your budget, makes an excellent choice for enhanced efficiency, safety, and style in the kitchen.

Are kitchen faucets universal?

There is no universal kitchen faucet size. Most kitchen sinks feature one to three mounting holes to fit a standard faucet with a centerset, single-hole, or widespread design. An additional mounting hole will accommodate an optional side sprayer, soap dispenser, or small plumbing appliance, for example, an instant water heater.