Renovating and re-decorating around your house is probably one of the most important things you will ever have to do when it comes to big purchase in your life because it is definitely an investment. Once I decided to purchase this house, I knew that I would have to take it upon myself to stay on the latest renovation ideas on the forefront. So, when the time came to replace the fixtures in my kitchen, I knew that I would have to do my homework and really narrow down the field with those that I could really stand having for many years. I know that it can be a time-consuming process, so I took the liberty of asking as many of my friends and co-workers for their advice and luckily I was able to thoroughly narrow down the field. Now I take it upon myself to advise readers on faucets for their home.
Of course, if you know nothing about picking a new faucet, you are lucky in that there are a ton of resources online available to help you. Choose any site, click a few times, and within seconds you are privy to more information than you possibly could have bargained for about a kitchen faucet. From there, you have to determine what are your preferences and then if you have any styling issues that must be addressed. Now that I know how to take care of any renovation or repair projects in my house, I do not get nervous when I have to possibly unclog a sink as I have already done it before and it was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be.
Choosing Your Kitchen Faucet
You want to make a wise decision about your faucet since it will be one of the most used parts of your home. Find out the exact specifications of your kitchen faucet down to the number of holes that are needed for installation, and be prepared with all of your tools so that the installation process can go as seamlessly as possible.
Measuring Faucet Reach and Size
You want to check all aspects of the faucet before you order or you may be returning some things. The faucet should be the right height and width or else you could possibly end up with splashing water all over the floor every time the faucet is used. You should measure the area from the backsplash to the faucet, and then you will be able to estimate better all the other measurements.
The term center spread refers to the distance from the hole’s center to the hole to the farthest hole’s center on the other side. Know these terms before getting in too deep and you will save yourself from headaches as you try to narrow down the field of contenders. For me, I know that at the end of the day, it is a combination of perfect measurements and aesthetics that will make or break the overall look of my renovated kitchen with these new faucets.