Kitchen Faucets: Choosing Wisely

April 18, 2017 - Posted by: earthelements

When it comes to kitchen faucets, you have options. Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, there are faucets in many materials and finishes to choose from.  Think of your faucet as the jewelry of your sink, but it can’t just be about looks, it needs to work with your lifestyle and cooking needs. This is where pull-out vs pull-down kitchen faucets come into play. Here are some of the key differences.

Pull-Out Kitchen Faucets

Pull-out faucets generally have a shorter spout and longer hose. This is particularly convenient if you want to do something like fill a pot while it is on the stove. This faucet type is often paired with a double sink. Because they are more compact, this style is great for smaller kitchens, or kitchens with cabinetry directly above the sink.

Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets

Pull-down faucets usually have a taller spout and a shorter spray hose and are designed to pull down into the sink area. For deep, single sinks, like the currently trending farm sink, a pull-down faucet may be ideal. A pull-down offers a quicker fill-up, and makes cleaning a larger sink easy.

Decision Time

Once you understand the difference, it’s time to choose a brand. Again, if you consider your faucet the jewelry of your kitchen sink, it is an investment worth loving.

Graff kitchen faucets come in pull-out and pull-down varieties. Both are made with a stainless-steel exterior and brass internal technology. It's a sure bet, when it comes to fashion, function, and budget.

Dornbracht offers high-end designer styles and finishes. Their pull-out models have a wider reach than most and their pull-down models offer extreme functionality with multiple spray modes and an ergonomic design. Dornbracht offers beautiful products, unbeatable finishes and advanced technology.

Looking for unique? Italian manufacturer CEA (pronounced chay-ah) got its start in sea fairing ships. All products are made of marine grade stainless steel. Italian sleek, and durable with fun colored silicon tubing and unique finishes makes CEA stand out in a crowd. CEA's kitchen faucet with hand shower has the look of a standard pull down faucet, but contains a longer hose for an extended reach. The best of both worlds.

Choose the faucet that suits your space and go for it!  Get something you love, after all, you are going to use it every day. 

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