One of the simplest ways you can make a beautiful and practical upgrade in your kitchen or bathroom is to update your faucets. Faucets can often look outdated very quickly, so updating older fixtures is a quick way to make a room more inviting for you and your family. New faucets also offer a lot of features and finishes which means that you can choose both aesthetic and function. Here are three reasons why you should install new faucets:
- Functionality – For a room like your kitchen, a faucet can make a big difference with the features it offers. Faucets that have a taller design, swivel neck, and a pull-down sprayer offer a lot of practicality and will make your kitchen feel that extra bit more functional. Remember to consider the spout height and reach by adjusting for any shelves above the sink as well as the size of the sink.
- Durability – Faucets come in many different finishes and some are more durable than others. For faucets that get heavy use, chrome is the most durable and easy to keep clean. Nickel is another durable option, but harder to keep clean since they show fingerprints and water spots more easily. A best practice is to choose a finish that matches your existing hardware, but if you are planning to replace your hardware then you can choose from a wide range of finishes.
- Value – Kitchen and bath remodels offer a return on investment of up to 85% of the initial cost. Many times, you can make a noticeable impact just by updating fixtures. If you are looking to make some simple changes with big value, updating your faucets is a great place to start. New fixtures are also usually more efficient which will offer you even more value by saving money on your utilities.