A Guide to Choosing Faucets

Guide to Faucets

Faucets can range from angular and futuristic to rounded and traditional.

Faucet style and color adds the finishing touch to your kitchen and baths, enhancing the dynamics of the space and harmonizing with the other design elements in the room. If your bath has sleek, modern vanities and tile, you’ll want a faucet that complements those features. The same is true in your kitchen – if you opted for a farmhouse sink, you would likely choose a more traditional faucet. Beyond the style and finish you prefer, new faucet technologies are trending – such as motion-activated and hands-free models – along with energy efficient low flow faucets. We can help you navigate these options to find the perfect fixtures for your new custom home!


The design of a faucet is a matter of personal preference, but you’ll want to consider both the functionality and the look. Single handled faucets control both water temperature and flow rate. Double handled faucets control temperature and flow rate separately for hot and cold water. Faucet designs range from ornate to simple, clean lines, from curved to angular, and can express your individual style. Allow the overall aesthetic of your room guide you.


Although the design of your faucets should be prioritized over the finish, most of us have a strong opinion about finish color. Chrome, stainless steel, and bronze remain popular choices, and you may have noticed that warm-toned brass fixtures are experiencing a bit of a renaissance. If you’re undecided, consider that brushed finishes hide water spots and fingerprints more easily than their polished counterparts, and the finish color you select for your bathroom faucets typically includes accessories such as towel bars and light fixtures.


There are various ways to mount kitchen and bath faucets. In today’s kitchens, you’re most likely to find a single-hole faucet mounted on the countertop, rather than the sink. In the bathroom, there are more choices – single-hole one handle faucets, center-set, and widespread fixtures. Widespread applications have three separate mounts – one each for hot and cold plus the spout. Most common is a center-set faucet, which will accommodate both single and double handle designs. Single-hole one handle faucets are popular with more contemporary and modern lines.

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