The Keys to Selecting the Most Used Appliance in Your Home

The kitchen serves as a central gathering place for family and friends and is a source of culinary inspiration for the home cook. Given the importance of the kitchen, it should come as little surprise that the sophistication and complexity of today’s kitchens continue to increase. Our showroom has responded to this changing dynamic by constantly introducing and specifying new products that combine innovative design and technological sophistication with superb functionality. Plus, many of the new products are really, really cool.

Similar to other fixtures and appliances found in today’s modern kitchens, kitchen faucets have kept pace by offering features that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There are faucets with pull-down and pullout sprays; contemporary, transitional and traditional designs; built-in water filtration systems and hands-free/electronic models that can be operated remotely, with a touch of a finger or turned on as a person approaches and turned off either at a touch or when a person moves away from the faucet. There are kitchen faucets whose water stream changes colors to reflect changes in water temperature and flow rates. Our clients have the option of installing commercial-grade faucets typically found in the finest restaurants. Many kitchens that we design feature multiple preparation stations, requiring a faucet for each area. Kitchen faucets today even include high temperature limit stops that preset temperature to prevent the possibility of scalding. It’s a great feature for our clients with young children.

The kitchen faucet is the most used appliance in the home. It has to continuously perform and serve an extremely important aesthetic function. We understand that kitchen faucets can set the tone for the room. Our showroom designers coordinate the function, quality, design and finish of a kitchen faucet with everything else in the kitchen. Our clients feel great about the choices they make selecting kitchen faucets that are best suited for their project.

The factors to consider in selecting kitchen faucets include:

  • How frequently the kitchen is used
  • Design of the kitchen
  • Number of work stations
  • Number, configuration and size of each sink
  • Finish of appliances
  • Style of kitchen cabinetry

Selecting a kitchen faucet is not easy. It is not uncommon for our clients to become overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of features and designs available in the marketplace. The Internet has accelerated information overload. Customers searching on sites such as www.houzz.com for a kitchen faucet will receive a choice of more than 70,000 different models to choose from. It’s nearly impossible to know which one is best for a specific application. That’s where our expertise helps make the selection process easier and less stressful. We also can explain the cost differences in kitchen faucets that can range from $60 for models found in home centers to those with price tags exceeding $1,500.

Our showroom professionals help our clients make sense of the options best suited for your kitchen and budget. Our role is to help you select the style and finish that you want while we take care of the technical and performance aspects of faucet selection that will make you smile every time you use your faucet. If you need help selecting a new kitchen faucet or a new kitchen makeover, please call us at 603.472.4080, email us at scannon@gscabinetry.com to make an appointment or come to our showroom located at 384 Route 101 Bedford, NH 03110.

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