If you’re upgrading your kitchen or working on making your bathroom more your style, picking the right faucet is critical. The sink is a center of activity in both rooms – you’re going to spend some time there, and you want it to be an attractive, functional space. HGTV calls faucets ‘bling for the bath’ – they’re like jewelry, for your home.
When you’re choosing your faucet, it’s important to keep in mind how it will work, both with your lifestyle and with the plumbing you already have in place. If you’re keeping your existing sink in place, you’ll want to be sure your new faucet fits and this may limit your choices to a certain degree. When it comes to the question of faucet finishes, what we’ve found over the 20+ years we’ve been licensed plumbers in NYC is that people are happiest with the finish they personally like the most – design trends come and go, but when you’re living in the space and interacting with the fixture multiple times a day, it’s a good idea to really enjoy what it looks and feels like.
Kitchen Faucet Installation
The fastest, most efficient way to get your new kitchen faucet installed is to have a licensed plumber put it in for you. Searching on the internet will reveal that faucet installation isn’t overly difficult – but it does require tools, and a good amount of time, especially if this is the first time you’ve done any DIY plumbing. Additionally, it can be a messy job. Have the plumber handle the hassle.
Money-saving tip: if you’re upgrading your kitchen & will need the plumber for several jobs, including appliance installation, gas line service, water line installation, drain installation, and more, schedule to have this work done all at the same time, rather than over the course of several separate service calls.