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Kitchen Design Basics

You’ve got a remodeling request that just came your way. Or maybe there’s a new construction project that you’ve just signed up to do. You might be trying to do the work on your own in your home to save on labor costs. Whether you’re a professional or you take the DIY approach, kitchen design basics always create a unique set of challenges.

There is always a set amount of space that is dedicated to the kitchen. A new construction project has a little more flexibility, but there are still some insurmountable boundaries that are present. You’ve got flooring considerations. There are cabinetry issues that must be handled. What do you install? Can you re-face an existing cabinet?

What about the kitchen sink? And does the kitchen faucet need an upgrade as well?

What Is the Size of the Kitchen?

The available space of your kitchen must be the first step in your evaluation process. Most kitchens are relatively small, averaging 200 square feet or less. Some homes may even dedicate less than 100 square feet to this central room.

That 100 square foot size is important. It is the benchmark that is used by the industry to create a fully functional space. You can still install cabinets and have counter space in a kitchen that size. Anything smaller and you’re forced to begin compressing the fixtures and features.

Having a small kitchen isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With modern technologies and innovative features, a one-wall kitchen can still be more than a simple gallery. It just requires a creative, unique approach to the remodel or design. Ingenuity will always conquer space limitations in all but the most extreme circumstances.

One of the easiest ways to create a warm and inviting kitchen is to keep the Triangle Approach in mind as you build a design. For most homes, including apartments, flats, and condos, there are three points of contact that receive daily attention.

  • The sink.
  • The stove.
  • The refrigerator.

A kitchen design basic element is to create a triangle of movement between these three contact points that is tight and refined. When you can make the space efficient, it becomes easier to cook, work, or find a snack in time to beat the return of a show from a commercial.

That means focusing on the features that these three elements can provide. A refrigerator can double as an ice-maker and a drinking water distributor. The stove can also host the microwave above it while still reserving space for an exhaust vent. At the sink, the best kitchen faucets provide a multi-functional approach to accomplish multiple chores with good speed.

Features and efficient movement aren’t enough. There must also be a good kitchen layout for the remainder of the design elements to make the space become as inviting as possible.

The Best Kitchen Design Layouts to Use

Once you’ve figured out how to incorporate the Triangle Approach for your 3 key elements of the kitchen, then you’re ready to build out a design that makes it easy to access that triangle at all times. There are four common design options that are routinely used in homes and businesses today.

#1. The Corridor. This is the most common design option. It provides a walkway through the kitchen, offering cabinetry and counters on both sides of the walkway. The design can still be used in small spaces as well, especially if the sink is on one side of the corridor and the fridge is on the other side of it.

#2. The “L” Kitchen. This design is similar to the corridor approach, but it utilizes a “L” shape to the corridor so that accessing the core appliances and fixtures is very easy to do.

#3. The Island. This type of kitchen uses the same design elements of the L kitchen, but has enough space in the middle of the room that an island can be built. The island might hold the sink, the stove, or be extra cabinetry and counter space. The island can be any shape, though efficient space is often created when the L shaping is added to this extra space.

#4 The Horseshoe. This design option is good for homes that either have a large space for their kitchen or the structure of the home puts the kitchen into a natural “U” shape. The benefit of this design option is that it provides added storage space and can often include a pantry.

One design consideration that is often under-utilized is cabinetry height. Many homes have a cabinet above the refrigerator that is not accessible to a person of average height. Some kitchens have shelving that is too high for the average person as well. Bringing the cabinets down from the ceiling can solve many of these issues.

Cabinets that are not flush with the ceiling also create a cleanliness issue. Over time, a gap between a ceiling and the top of a cabinet can even be a fire hazard. Grease moves upward with smoke particles from cooking if an exhaust fan is working inefficiently. Those particles settle on the top of wood cabinetry. With enough heat, that grease can turn to oil and then catch fire.

There is no easy answer here. Talk with your clients. For homeowners, think about how you might use that space. Then you can design elements that work with your faucets, sink, and appliances to have the best possible use of your space.

Flooring and Your Kitchen: Here Are the Requirements

The kitchen floor must meet certain requirements. It is the most popular room in most homes, which means it receives the most traffic. The floor must be able to stand up to consistent moisture exposure. It must be comfortable to stand on for long periods while cooking, cleaning, or doing other kitchen-based chores.

And then the flooring needs to look fantastic. One of the elements that makes or breaks a home sale is the condition and aesthetic value of the kitchen floor.

Here are the requirements that you’ll want to think about when working out a basic kitchen design for a remodel or a new construction project.

Do make sure the flooring is stain-resistant. Tile floors are an excellent option, but they do need to be sealed to prevent staining. As an added bonus, tile tends to be one of the cheaper options that is available, but still meets durability requirements.

Don’t use carpet for your kitchen. You’re just asking for trouble if you do. It might seem like common sense, but there are more carpeted kitchens out there than you might realize.

Do think about using a hardwood or laminate flooring. Not only are these flooring options popular because of their nature-driven themes, but they are easy enough to maintain or repair if necessary. This flooring option can add a lot of value to the kitchen and the overall home. Avoid softer woods, like bamboo, for the best results.

Don’t let the flooring lapse under your appliances. Some homes stop the flooring from extending underneath the refrigerator or the stove. This can unbalance the floor and lead to structural issues. Although flooring under these appliances can be a hassle to clean and maintain, it’s a better solution than the alternative.

Do think about vinyl flooring, but make sure it is rated for the kitchen. It will still look nice, but reduce the cost of the project compared to other flooring options. By the time you’re ready to replace your kitchen faucet, the flooring will need to be replaced as well. Think about 7-10 years of life for this flooring option.

Kitchen Counters and Your Sink

If there’s one place where quality should not be ignored, it is the kitchen counter. The kitchen counter is the most-used surface in the average home. Not only does the counter add to the look of the kitchen, but it also enhances its usability.

The cheapest solution is usually a laminate counter. It is a good all-purpose option that can withstand moisture, but it won’t withstand heat. Patterns, imagery, and solid color designs are all available and the quality of this option has been improving in the last decade. You just can’t use a laminate counter as a cutting board.

For the safest solution, go with a granite counter. Not only do they increase the value of the home, but they can withstand the splashing and mess that typically comes from the kitchen sink.

One trend that comes and goes for kitchens is the use of a wooden counter. It provides a rustic, homey feel to the kitchen, but requires a lot of care. The counters must be routinely sealed to prevent moisture damage. Marks may form from pans, cups, and other common kitchen tools. From a price consideration, it’s about the same cost to install a wooden counter as it is to create a tile counter.

And then don’t forget about the backsplash. Protecting your kitchen drywall from cooking and water damage is extremely important.

Never Under-Estimate the Power of a Kitchen Faucet

Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$287.35
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Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
$287.35
479 Reviews
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
$216.43
1,674 Reviews
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
$440.00
342 Reviews
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
$299.95
2,623 Reviews
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$271.30
262 Reviews

Kitchen faucets are the unsung heroes of every home. The good ones are often ignored, but the bad ones never escape notice. Without a good kitchen faucet, it is almost impossible to complete your chores in a reasonable amount of time.

A poor kitchen faucet can also set up homes and businesses to future water damage issues. Leaking and dripping may occur below the sink, which is rarely inspected on a regular basis. Water is the patient destroyer, seeping through cabinets, walls, and floors to the lowest possible level.

Given enough time, it is possible for a leaking kitchen faucet to encourage mold development, cause rot within a sub-floor, or damage cabinets that neighbor the sink beyond repair.

When looking at your kitchen design basics, include a diamond-coated or ceramic disc valve faucet on your list of necessary items. Make sure the faucet is backed by a lifetime warranty for the purchaser as well. That way you will effectively lower the risk of something bad happening.

Make sure any homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance policy includes water damage from a leaking faucet to possibly limit financial losses. 

Kitchen faucets come with several fantastic features today that make it easier to complete your sink chores as well. Faucets can pull down, pull out, or go in other directions. There are multiple spray patterns available, including jet sprays that rip away stuck-on food particles. Faucets include side sprays, soap dispensers, or even fixtures that allow you to install a filtered drinking water system if desired.

There are several finishes available with the modern kitchen faucet to benefit the overall design and appearance of the kitchen as well. Chrome is the most popular finish for most homes and businesses since it goes with almost anything and requires little maintenance.

A kitchen with Earth tones might benefit from a kitchen faucet with polished brass, antique copper, or oil-rubbed bronze. A kitchen with stainless steel appliances will crave a faucet that has a similar finish. There are colored finishes, matte black finishes, and nickel finishes that all provide that last needed boost for the perfect kitchen.

Now is the Time to Create Your Dream Kitchen

There’s no question that times have been hard for many households since 2007. Wages have been low. Raises have been few. Some homeowners have struggled to just hang onto their homes and not always with success.

But times are changing. Home values are rising. Salaries in many areas are beginning to go up again. Homeowners have been putting off remodeling projects or building new homes because they’ve been saving money.

Now is the time to act. Many kitchens are 10+ years old because of these financial challenges. They are in dire need of an upgrade, whether it is professionally designed or the DIY approach is taken. Start with the kitchen faucet, work your way around the kitchen triangle, and create your dream space today with these design basics.

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Kitchen Faucets and Nature-Driven Designs

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu

Millennials have redefined many industries. Kitchen faucet designs have not been left out of the mix. What many Millennials and the following generation prefer in their home and kitchen designs is authenticity. That has led to a trend where nature-driven designs have slowly risen in demand.

Numerous manufacturers have begun to incorporate the patterns and shapes that Mother Nature offers into several faucet designs. It is a way to create an organic design for the home that powers revenues, increases home values, and satisfies customers.

Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
LUOFDCLDDD Water-Tap Taps Kitchen Sink Deck Mounted Brass Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Flower
Oinsky Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer,Stainless Steel One-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet,Ergonomics Handle (Brushed Stainless)
Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
LCBLC Kitchen Faucets Mixer Taps Antique Brass Finished Hot And Cold Deck Mounted With Flower Design
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
LUOFDCLDDD Water-Tap Taps Kitchen Sink Deck Mounted Brass Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Flower
Oinsky Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer,Stainless Steel One-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet,Ergonomics Handle (Brushed Stainless)
Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
LCBLC Kitchen Faucets Mixer Taps Antique Brass Finished Hot And Cold Deck Mounted With Flower Design
$271.00
$144.80
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$216.55
Price not available
8,539 Reviews
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Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
$271.00
8,539 Reviews
LUOFDCLDDD Water-Tap Taps Kitchen Sink Deck Mounted Brass Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Flower
LUOFDCLDDD Water-Tap Taps Kitchen Sink Deck Mounted Brass Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Flower
$144.80
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Oinsky Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer,Stainless Steel One-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet,Ergonomics Handle (Brushed Stainless)
Oinsky Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer,Stainless Steel One-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet,Ergonomics Handle (Brushed Stainless)
Price not available
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Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
$216.55
2,179 Reviews
LCBLC Kitchen Faucets Mixer Taps Antique Brass Finished Hot And Cold Deck Mounted With Flower Design
LCBLC Kitchen Faucets Mixer Taps Antique Brass Finished Hot And Cold Deck Mounted With Flower Design
Price not available
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What Nature-Driven Design Options Are Available?

There are several ways that manufacturers are using kitchen faucets to bring an inspired element of Mother Nature into the home. Here are just a few of the many examples that are available right now.

  • SAN-EI offers a kitchen faucet line called “Pineapple Room” that mimics the look of its namesake fruit, which is often associated with hospitality and a welcoming attitude.
  • Moen offers the Powder Room Collection, which offers a kitchen faucet design that is reminiscent of bamboo.
  • Finial Avian offers a two-handled kitchen faucet that offers design elements which are inspired by birds.
  • Kohler offers a faucet they have called “Symbol,” which puts forth water into a sink basin in a similar way that a fountain displays water.

Many of the design options are available through other manufacturers and are available for almost any budget. The Moen bamboo-inspired faucets, for example, have high-end competition from brands like Porcher or Water Décor.

These faucets may have nature-driven designs, but they are crafted in such a way that they can work with almost any installation point. For many, an escutcheon isn’t necessary. Just pull out the old faucet, put in the updated design, and you’ve got a great new look to show off.

Hand-Forged Designs and the Modern Kitchen Faucet

In the quest for authenticity, some brands have taken their kitchen faucets to another level. Sonoma Forge is blazing a trail in the world of kitchen faucets that are hand-finished, appear to be forged, and provide a home with a rustic appearance. The advantage of a Sonoma Forge faucet is that no two faucets are exactly alike, even within the same design series.

The disadvantage is the price. The added craftsmanship within this brand has the kitchen faucets priced around $1,300.

The trend to customize faucets is not going to go away anytime soon. On the average remodeling project, a customer will spend up to $300 per faucet to receive the look they want. When you can make authentic designs available for new construction or a remodeling upgrade, you’ll have an easy upsell point that can drive better revenues.

Don’t forget about the finish of the faucet. Gold-plated, nickel-plated, and brass or copper finishes all have higher margins than chrome, though chrome finishes are consistently the #1 type of faucet purchased.

Stay up to date on the best kitchen faucets and you’ll create an authentic experience for your clientele.

What do you think the next trend will be for the kitchen faucet industry in the next decade?

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Best Kitchen Faucets to Recommend as a Contractor

As tempting as it would be to offer the most expensive kitchen faucets to your clients, the best kitchen faucets to recommend are typically between $100-$300 each. Chrome is the most popular finish, which means you’ll need several design options from brands with great reputations to drive purchases and installation jobs.

Here are the best options that receive consistently good ratings from homeowners, contractors, and plumbers to consider adding to your inventory today.

Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
KOHLER 596-VS Simplice Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, 3-Spray Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Vibrant Stainless, High Arch
Kraus KPF-1602SS Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-rinse, Stainless Steel
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
Delta Faucet Kate Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Brushed Nickel with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Soap Dispenser, Stainless 16970-SSSD-DST
Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
KOHLER 596-VS Simplice Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, 3-Spray Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Vibrant Stainless, High Arch
Kraus KPF-1602SS Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-rinse, Stainless Steel
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
Delta Faucet Kate Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Brushed Nickel with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Soap Dispenser, Stainless 16970-SSSD-DST
$216.55
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Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
Delta Faucet Leland Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink with Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9178-AR-DST
$216.55
2,179 Reviews
KOHLER 596-VS Simplice Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, 3-Spray Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Vibrant Stainless, High Arch
KOHLER 596-VS Simplice Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, 3-Spray Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Vibrant Stainless, High Arch
$199.00
3,326 Reviews
Kraus KPF-1602SS Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-rinse, Stainless Steel
Kraus KPF-1602SS Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-rinse, Stainless Steel
Price not available
766 Reviews
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
Moen Arbor Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer and a Reflex Docking System, Kitchen Sink Faucet Featuring Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7594SRS
$271.00
8,539 Reviews
Delta Faucet Kate Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Brushed Nickel with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Soap Dispenser, Stainless 16970-SSSD-DST
Delta Faucet Kate Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Brushed Nickel with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Soap Dispenser, Stainless 16970-SSSD-DST
$254.74
2,413 Reviews

#1. Delta Leland Pull Down Faucet

There’s a little bit of everything with this beautiful kitchen faucet. The gooseneck design brings in an element of nature to the kitchen. SpotShield technologies prevent water stains from forming on the faucet, providing a beautiful look all day long. The pull-down spray head is slightly larger than other models, allowing for a firmer grasp to the hand. It comes in 4 finish options, has a maximum deck thickness of 2.5 inches, and comes with the escutcheon for sinks that want a 3-hole installation.

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#2. Kohler Simplice Pull Down Faucet

If affordable luxury is the request, then this beautiful kitchen faucet delivers the goods. It offers a high-arc design, nearly 17 inches in height, which is perfect for filling pans or kitchen chores. The magnetic docking system is one of the best offered at its price point, providing a consistent user experience. The spray head features 3 functions instead of two like most kitchen faucets of this type, providing a sweep spray in addition to aeration and rinse.

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#3. Kraus Single-Handle Commercial-Style Faucet

It is a stainless-steel finish that features a brass construction for precise flow controls and temperature manipulation. The side pot filler is one of its many selling points, but the spray wand has a nice reach and good pressure to it. This model is one of the few commercial-style designs that offers rubber nozzles for easy cleaning as well. Once installed, the spout can rotate 360 degrees. It is backed by a manufacturer’s lifetime limited warranty.

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#4. Moen Arbor Single-Handle Faucet

This simple pull-down kitchen faucet is perfect for smaller kitchens are tight installation points. It features a surprising amount of maneuverability and self-retraction is secure. The pull-down spout can offer the standard rinse or an aeration feature that helps with washing dishes and other kitchen chores. It works best in 1-hole sink configuration, but can be installed with a 3-hole design as well.

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#5. Delta Kate Series with Soap Dispenser

This kitchen faucet fills a 3-hole design, offering a separate handle from the spout to create a distinctive look. Diamond-seal technologies help to make this faucet be leak-free for homeowners. Pex supply lines are pre-installed and help to keep water from coming into contact with potential metal contaminants. This faucet completes with the ADA and low-lead laws.

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The best kitchen faucets to recommend are going to be budget-friendly, beautiful, and easy to install. Use these ideas with your own and it will become easier to close the deal on your next job.

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Matching Kitchen Faucets to the Kitchen Sink

Although there are several finishes available today for kitchen faucets, chrome is still the top choice for most homeowners. Why is that? There are three key reasons make it a finish that is consistently part of the best kitchen faucets.

  • It’s cheap. Chrome faucets are usually priced 25% less than other finishes. There are several entry-level models that are priced less than $100.
  • It is easy to clean. If you give chrome a quick polish, it looks fantastic. The mirrored look is very satisfying for homeowners to experience.
  • It matches the kitchen sink. Most kitchen sinks are metal-based, not porcelain based. Stainless steel is used quite often. Chrome matches well with that type of sink. Chrome also works with most common types of porcelain sinks.

Knowing how to choose the correct faucet for the kitchen sink will make it much easier to close the contract on your next job. Here are the advantages and disadvantages that come with a chrome finish, along with other common finishes, to ensure the best possible user experience once installed.

Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$287.35
$216.43
$440.00
$299.95
$271.30
479 Reviews
1,674 Reviews
342 Reviews
2,623 Reviews
262 Reviews
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
$287.35
479 Reviews
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
$216.43
1,674 Reviews
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
$440.00
342 Reviews
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
$299.95
2,623 Reviews
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$271.30
262 Reviews

The Advantages of Kitchen Faucet Finishes

Chrome: This finish comes in matte, brushes, and polished options. It is durable, works with most kitchen designs, and is the most economical option in most markets.

Nickel: This finish comes in polished, brushed, and satin options. It’s just as durable as chrome and very easy to clean. It’s the most affordable way to add an upscale or upgraded look to a kitchen while still keeping to a tight budget.

Bronze: This finish comes in brushed, polished, or oil-rubbed options. It is the best type of faucet to use if scratching or surface damage is the primary concern of the homeowner.

Brass: This finish offers satin, antique, and glossy options. It works best in a kitchen that focuses on a vintage or antique look. It is solid, sturdy, and a good long-term investment.

Enamel: This finish comes in almost any color, but white and black are the two most common finishes selected. This is the faucet to use when color needs to be added to the kitchen.

Stainless Steel: This finish is offered in matte, brushed, or polished options. It is almost as economical as nickel or chrome. It won’t tarnish or corrode like other faucet options. 

The Disadvantages of Kitchen Faucet Finishes

Chrome: This finish shows water stains easily, especially if there is hard water present. It must be wiped down frequently to maintain a nice look.

Nickel: This finish scratches easier than chrome does. It can also tarnish over time. Older nickel faucets seem to lose their plating faster than other faucet finishes.

Bronze: This finish option is something that people either really love or they really hate it. Not usually the best recommendation if a home is going on the market in the near future.

Brass: This is the best option for straight-up durability. It is also the costliest kitchen faucet option unless a homeowner wants something that has been hand-forged.

Enamel: This finish scratches very easily. Even steel wool or a metal pan scraping against it can cause the finish to wear off.

Stainless Steel: There are no real disadvantages to using this finish.

By understanding how each finish works with the kitchen décor and what its durability happens to be, you can offer solid recommendations to every client. That, in return, increases the likelihood that you can make a deal happen.

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Kitchen Faucet Features that Build Profits

Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$287.35
$216.43
$440.00
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Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
Delta Faucet Antoni Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Commercial Style Kitchen Sink Faucet, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Matte Black 18803-BL-DST
$287.35
479 Reviews
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
Delta Faucet Keele Spotshield Stainless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer,Kitchen Sink Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Magnetic Docking Spray Head,Spotshield Stainless 19824LF-SP
$216.43
1,674 Reviews
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
KOHLER 22972-2MB Crue Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer, Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass
$440.00
342 Reviews
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
Kraus KPF-1603BGMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, Brushed Gold/Matte Black
$299.95
2,623 Reviews
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
Moen Genta LX Chrome Single-Handle Modern Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Reflex Docking Head, Faucet for Kitchen Sink, Laundry, Utility, Bar has Power Boost for a Faster Clean, 7882
$271.30
262 Reviews

The best kitchen faucets need to get the basics right. It should provide water at a consistent pressure. It may be required to meet low flow requirements, such as California’s 1.8 GPM or less mandate. It should be able to provide water to every corner of the sink so that kitchen chores become easier to do.

The basics are good, but they don’t build profits for you. If you’ve been asked to provide recommendations, an RFQ, or a direct estimate for a lead and kitchen faucets are part of that process, then here are the features you will want to promote so you can build in better profits for the job while keeping your offer competitive.

#1. Finishes

Kitchen faucets come with tough finishes, period. The only exception to that rule is on the cheapest faucets that are sold at discount retailers today. Bronze faucets seal better with physical vapor disposition (PVD) for better performance and durability. Chrome is cheaper, but can be scratched pretty easily. For a good compromise between the two extremes, suggest stainless steel. It doesn’t show scratches easily and often resells better than chrome.

#2. Spray Selector

How can an operator change between a rinse or a spray stream? For many kitchen faucets, a button is installed on the top or bottom of the faucet. Trigger the button, change the stream. Buttons should stay in the same mode until the user changes the setting or the water is turned off.

#3. Side Sprayer

For a 3-hole sink installation, a separate sprayer may be the right feature to install so you can build some extra profits. The installation of this feature is simple and straightforward, but adds some extra labor to your final estimate. You could cover it with a brass stopper for an extra touch of class to the look of the kitchen and a small boost to your bottom line too.

#4. Temperature Settings

Some kitchen faucets today are designed to maintain a specific water temperature. This feature works even when the faucet is turned off. Some faucets require the operator to turn the feature on, but for most pull-down faucet designs, it is an automatic feature that requires no controls. It’s a good feature to consider adding for households that use their faucet frequently, but with intervals.

#5. Magnetic Locks

This feature is useful to have when the spray head needs to stay connected to the spout when it isn’t being used. The lock keeps the head in place so it doesn’t need to be unlocked every time the faucet may need to be used. Stronger magnets perform with better consistency.

As a bonus feature, you may wish to talk about adding a drinking water faucet to a 3-point installation. You get to run a separate line and install a filter or reverse osmosis system, which builds revenues, while the homeowner receives fresh drinking water on-demand.

Added features make life easier. They also build profits when they are offered in a logical way.

What are your favorite faucet features that bring you upselling opportunities?

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Danze Faucet Brand Review

Maybe you’ve got a client who loves the look of a Brizo kitchen faucet but doesn’t love the price tag that comes with it. Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade the look of your home and want to self-install your new kitchen faucet, but your budget is tight and you need the best combination of quality and price.

With a Danze kitchen faucet, you have one of the pound-for-pound best manufacturers in this space. You’ll find modern designs, traditional comforts, and commercial-style options to create the perfect look at a variety of price points.

You’ll discover with Danze, the kitchen you or your client have always dreamed about can become a reality.

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About Danze as a Brand 

Danze describes themselves as a brand that is “young” and “playful.” They are self-described as being independent thinkers, savvy within their market space, and believe that the world is full of possibilities.

“We’re grounded and humbled by the idea that people, all over America, are using Danze products every day in a multitude of ways.” 

Their goal as a brand is to reflect the importance of style independence, understanding how their customers think, and being able to add something to the life of each person that uses one of their products.

The company was founded in 2000 and is currently based in Woodridge, Illinois. They are currently operated as a subsidiary of Globe Union Industrial Corporation, which is also involved in the manufacturing of other brands, such as AquaSource kitchen faucets.

Globe Union has more than 10,000 associates under their corporate banner. They are a publicly traded company, currently headquartered in Taiwan, and sell multiple products to customers in over 30 countries every day.

As with their Danze brand, Globe Union sells everything from bathroom accessories to showerheads to kitchen faucets.

“Globe Union applies world-class technology and processes to provide our customers a continuous stream of innovative, high-quality products.”

How Good Are Danze Kitchen Faucets? 

Danze kitchen faucets are sold by a variety of retailers, both online and the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Even local hardware stores are known to carry this brand from time to time. They are one of the few brands that look to incorporate modern styling to create a customized look while still being able to meet the budgetary demands of the average consumer.

In our research on this brand, we averaged the rankings of every retailer that accepts public reviews for Danze kitchen faucets. It came to a 4.0 out of 5.

We also took a look at forums, complaint websites, and similar content that collects public data regarding brand complaints. At first glimpse, the average rating for Danze on these platforms is just 1.4 out of 5.

When we dug deeper into what the reviews actually depicted, we discovered that many of the reviews weren’t for Danze. They were for an online kitchen and bath store that functions as a drop-shipper and has difficult return policies for consumers to follow. Although the ratings are associated with the Danze brand for online search purposes, they are not directly associated with the brand and should be ignored.

There is a noticeable difference in ratings between the gooseneck, commercial, and two-handle designs created by Danze. Their commercial-style kitchen faucets receive the highest ratings, averaging a 4.4 out of 5. The two-handle designs average an even higher rating, at 4.5.

In comparison, if the single-handle gooseneck kitchen faucets are evaluated on their own, the average is just 3.6.

For Danze, that means an emphasis must be placed on shopping outside of the collections that offer a one handle design with a gooseneck arc for the best possible results.

Kitchen Faucet Types That Are Available from Danze 

Danze manufactures several types of faucets so that the perfect look and functionality can be added to almost any kitchen. You’ll find the following types of faucets are available in most of the collections that are currently being marketed.

  • Pull Down and Pull Out Kitchen Faucets
  • Pot Fillers
  • Single Handle Kitchen Faucets
  • Two Handle Kitchen Faucets
  • Dual Control Kitchen Faucets

Danze also has several convenience faucets and bar-type faucets that are available for installation which may work in certain kitchens.

Styles are contemporary, traditional, and transitional within this brand.

For the best value option, we highly recommend the collection that is called Opulence by Danze. Although this collection is priced a little higher than their other collections, the level of variety that is available, along with the fashion-forward looks that fuse old and new together harmoniously, is difficult to beat.

Take the single-handle pull-out kitchen faucet that is included with the Opulence collection. It offers elements of nature-driven design with a wider profile and top handle, yet the convenience of a pull-out design that meets most low-flow GPM requirements. This faucet operates at a maximum 1.75 GPM.

There are 6 different finishes available with this faucet, which is a single-hole mount design that comes with an optional deck plate. It offers a two-function faucet, with a spray or an aerated stream. Take the aerator out and you can achieve a maximum flow rate of 2.2 GPM for areas that do not have restrictions.

It is also a faucet that is quiet and can operate in virtually any kitchen. The spout height is just 7 inches, while the length is 8.5 inches. That design prevents a lot of splashing that other faucet designs tend to provide. It’s low lead compliant and uses ceramic disc valves to create a durable, tight seal that will last over time.

With some plumbing or faucet installation experience, DIY’ers can successfully install most Danze faucets without much problem. Installation guides and videos are available online. On the Danze website, you can download a PDF of their official installation manual, a spec sheet for your preferred faucet, and an illustrated parts list. 

Danze provides a more affordable way to bring a modern upgrade to any home or create the perfect look for new construction. It’s definitely worth a closer look by anyone who is looking to install a new kitchen faucet in their home or business.

What Is the Warranty of a Danze Kitchen Faucet? 

Danze guarantees that all non-electronic parts of their kitchen faucets will be free from defects in craftsmanship and materials for as long as it is owned by the customer. This warranty is in effect from the moment of purchase.

Electronic parts on Danze kitchen faucets are supported by a 5-year warranty. Commercial warranties, if they apply are limited to 5 years and 1 year respectively.

Customers who purchase and install a Danze kitchen faucet outside of North America are provided a 1-year warranty only.

During the warranty period, the brand will replace any part that proves to be defective under these conditions when operated using “normal” residential applications. If replacement is not practical in the sole discretion of the brand, then the faucet may be replaced or refunded in exchange for the return of the defective product.

Using steel wool, chemicals, or abrasive cleaners on the faucet may void the warranty.

If the installation instructions provided by Danze are not followed properly, then the warranty is voided immediately. Original proof of purchase is required to process a warranty claim. The defective parts or the faucet must be made available to have the warranty claim considered.

To begin the warranty claim process, dial 1 (888) 328-2383. The customer service line is open 8am-8pm on weekdays or 9am-6pm on Saturdays. All times are based on the Eastern time zone, either in standard time or daylight savings time.

Specific warranties may also vary in each state or province.

If you have recently purchased a Danze kitchen faucet or will be installing one for a client, be sure to use this product registration link to ensure a warranty claim can be successfully created should it be necessary.

Prices to Expect with Danze Kitchen Faucets 

A majority of Danze kitchen faucets can be found between $200-$300. This incorporates multiple design options, including the commercial-style Parma faucet with a chrome finish.

There are premium faucet options that are priced higher than $300. The Parma trim-line single handle pull-down kitchen faucet, for example, is priced for around $350 on most websites. The Opulence collection by Danze begins with an MSRP of $309 for a single-handle bar faucet in chrome and goes up to an MSRP of $862 for a two-handle bridge faucet with a side spray in antique copper.

If you’re ready to be inspired by a new look, whether it’s for yourself or for a client, then Danze offers numerous ways to create the perfect kitchen. You can even see how current Danze customers have installed their faucets to get a glimpse of what it could look like in your own home.

One thing is for certain: you have the chance to find or offer the perfect look for a remodeling project or new construction with this brand. It is affordable. It is durable. It will get the job done.

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Glacier Bay Faucet Brand Review

Glacier Bay kitchen faucets are an excellent entry-level option for homeowners seeking to replace or upgrade at home. It is a brand, not a manufacturer, so where you choose to purchase these faucets matters quite a bit.

Glacier Bay is currently owned by Home Depot and is considered one of their house brands. Not only will you find kitchen faucets for sale with this branding, but coordinating sinks, mirrors, vanities, and even toilets are available.

You can find them for sale at your local Home Depot store or through their online platform. Glacier Bay products are also available through several e-commerce platforms, including Amazon and eBay.

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About Glacier Bay as a Brand

Glacier Bay is intended to be an affordable brand that markets itself to homeowners, DIY installers, and professionals who work on remodeling projects or new construction. Because it is a house brand of Home Depot, these faucets are widely available to consumers throughout the world.

Various acquisitions by Home Depot over the years has influenced the design, quality, and features that are available with Glacier Bay products. In 1996, Home Depot acquired a home improvement retail chain in China called The Home Way, which provided access to that retail market and additional manufacturing opportunities.

Home Depot also purchased Your Other Warehouse, which gave them access to the Home Decorators Collection. This brand functioned as a vendor for Home Depot before they were purchased, allowing their ideas to be incorporated into the Glacier Bay brand when appropriate.

Although Investopedia reports that Glacier Bay products are “only carried at Home Depot locations,” there is additional availability online for these kitchen faucets. Care must be taken when purchasing a faucet, however, to ensure that the product isn’t being resold as that would potentially void the warranty on the product.

How Good Are Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucets?

Glacier Bay kitchen faucets are considered an entry-level brand. Because of that, you’ll find a limited variety of product designs and features available in each collection. Expect to find one or two solid features that work with the basic principle of a kitchen faucet.

Our review of ratings for these kitchen faucets centered around Home Depot as that is where a majority of the sales take place. There are limited ratings available on a few other e-commerce platforms as well and those were included with the Home Depot data. We discovered through this research that the overall rating of this brand is 3.8 out of 5.

We did not find any reviews or ratings for Glacier Bay kitchen faucets on common complaint-based websites.

Most consumers speak of this brand as being a quality faucet that distributes water consistently. Installation for most models from this brand is fairly simple, so DIY installations are possible under the right conditions.

The primary complaint that trends through a majority of negative reviews for this brand is a lack of consistency within the electronic components of certain models. Even when the product is professionally installed, there can be immediate and sudden issues with features like a motion sensor or touch technology.

Another common issue that Glacier Bay owners face is a lack of access to repair parts. Home Depot does not always stock the replacement parts that are needed in local stores, which requires an online purchase and a waiting period to repair the faucet, even if a professional has been hired to do the job.

Where Are Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucets Manufactured?

Glacier Bay faucets are manufactured by Home Depot through partnerships that have been created with international companies. These kitchen faucets may be manufactured in China, Taiwan, or Israel. That lowers the overall retail price for this brand while still maintaining ISO-9001 certification.

There are several different finishes available through these various manufacturers, from chrome to oil-rubbed bronze. One popular finish on some faucets is called Heritage Bronze.

Although there are several different locations around the world that handle manufacturing, each faucet features a basic brass construction, a ceramic cartridge that is washerless, and a high arc design, even on pull-down or pull-out models. That gives homeowners a drip-free experience while having more room at the sink to complete their kitchen chores.

One advantage that Glacier Bay offers as a brand is return accessibility. For many kitchen faucets that are defective, the owner is forced to ship the item as a return to receive a warranty-guaranteed refund. Because this is a house brand for Home Depot, consumers can often return their product to the store with proof of purchase to receive an immediate refund that may include taxes that were paid – not just the purchase price.

What Is the Warranty on a Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet?

Home Depot guarantees that Glacier Bay faucets are “manufactured under the highest standards of quality and workmanship.” The guarantee is that the original purchaser of the kitchen faucet will receive a drip-free, leak-free ownership experience under normal residential use for up to 20 years. If leaks or drips develop within that time frame, then the parts to repair the faucet will be provided free of charge to the purchaser.

Sprays are covered differently under this warranty than faucets. A spray is guaranteed to be free from defects in craftsmanship or materials for just 12 months from the date of purchase.

Some models are described by Home Depot as having a “limited lifetime manufacturer warranty.” Be sure to read the actual warranty provided for the specific Glacier Bay kitchen faucet you prefer. Some descriptions state that a lifetime warranty applies, but the actual document refers to a 20-year warranty instead.

Labor charges or damage caused during the installation are not covered under the warranty. Commercial, business, and industrial use of Glacier Bay faucets are not covered by the warranty either. For homeowners that also run their own business from home, this may cause the warranty to be considered void.

Warranty claims are asked to be made in writing. The claim must include an explanation of the defect which has occurred and must include proof of purchase, along with your personal contact information. Send this claim data to the address below.

Glacier Bay Faucets and Sanitaryware
2455 Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339-4024 

It is also possible to make a warranty claim by calling 1 (866) 863-9931, but evidence of the defect will be required in some way for the claim to proceed.

Be sure to follow the buying guide provided by Home Depot to ensure the best possible response should a warranty claim need to be filed.

What Faucet Types Are Available Through Glacier Bay?

Home Depot has created a variety of kitchen faucet types and styles that are budget-friendly, making it possible to enjoy an upgraded look in the kitchen without going broke. These are the most common types of kitchen faucets that are available through Glacier Bay.

  • One Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucets
  • One Handle Pull Out Kitchen Faucets
  • Two Handle Kitchen Faucets with Side Spray
  • Wall Mount Kitchen Faucets
  • Commercial-Style Kitchen Faucets

One of the best values offered by the Glacier Bay brand is their Series 400 line of commercial-style kitchen faucets. Available in chrome or brushed nickel, the one-handle design provides fast access to water control. It features a high-arc spout and thumb access to switch between the available sprays. 

The Series 400 kitchen faucets are ADA-compliant and feature a brass housing for durability. It meets low flow guidelines at 1.8 GPM minute, offers a spout reach of 16 inches, and can be deck-mounted to work with either 1-hole or 3-hole sink configurations.

Now here’s the best news: the retail price on this commercial-style faucet is up to 50% less than comparable models from other brands and manufacturers.

What Is the Price of a Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet?

Glacier Bay is one of the most affordable brands in the industry today. Almost every kitchen faucet that is offered can be found for less than $100. Several models can be purchased directly from a local store. If shopping online, Home Depot offers some uses an option to pick up their order after 4pm locally.

For those who do not have access to a local Home Depot, however, there are more restrictions placed on the ordering process. Home Depot does not make every faucet model available for purchase online.

Other e-commerce platforms have a limited supply of Glacier Bay kitchen faucets that are priced equally to Home Depot pricing in many instances. Certain models, such as faucets with a white finish that are quite popular, may have more availability on other platforms.

Expect to pay around $100 for your new Glacier Bay faucet. Basic models can be found for less than $75, however, and certain basic models with no features can sometimes be priced below $50.

If you’re looking for a value brand that still provides an upgraded kitchen aesthetic at the sink, give Glacier Bay some consideration. It is a brand with greater availability, easier returns, and affordable prices. For the homeowner on a budget, that is a combination that is just too good to ignore.

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Kraus Faucet Brand Review

Kraus kitchen faucets are designed to bridge a specific gap in the industry. Many homes don’t get to benefit from the staying power and versatility of a commercial-style faucet. Part of the reason is due to cost, but the size of a commercial faucet is also a concern.

Many home kitchens just don’t have the space to support a true commercial faucet.

Kraus has created several collections that solve these problems quite effectively. You’ll also find several traditional-type faucets are available with this brand for those who prefer a standard residential look.

In total, there are around 50 different kitchen faucets from which to choose from Kraus for your next remodel, upgrade, or new construction project.

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Kraus KTF-3101BG Oletto Contemporary Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, 19 7/8 Inch, Brushed Gold
Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden 18-Inch Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Dual Function Pull-Down Sprayhead in All-Brite Finish, Stainless Steel
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KRAUS Britt Touchless Sensor Commercial Pull-Down Single Handle Kitchen Faucet in Matte Black, KSF-1691MB
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Kraus KPF-1673SFSMB Nolen Dual Function Pull, Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Single-Handle, 16 3/8 Inch, Spot Free Stainless Steel/Matte Black
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Kraus KTF-3101BG Oletto Contemporary Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, 19 7/8 Inch, Brushed Gold
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Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden 18-Inch Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Dual Function Pull-Down Sprayhead in All-Brite Finish, Stainless Steel
Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden 18-Inch Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Dual Function Pull-Down Sprayhead in All-Brite Finish, Stainless Steel
$109.00
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Kraus KPF-1603SFSMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, 24.75 inch, Spot Free Finish Stainless Steel/Matte Black
Kraus KPF-1603SFSMB Artec Pro 2-Function Commercial Style Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout and Pot Filler, 24.75 inch, Spot Free Finish Stainless Steel/Matte Black
$296.93
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About Kraus as a Brand

Kraus has their headquarters in Port Washington, New York. Their goal is to create a greater appreciation of urban architecture within each kitchen faucet design, but still having an emphasis on a minimalist style.

“At the root of our beliefs,” their website states, “we hold that relaxation is paramount and your home is your private spa.”

What drives Kraus forward is a desire to create something perfect for everyone who needs a kitchen faucet. To do so, the brand draws inspiration that comes from all walks of life. This perspective is then combined with modern manufacturing technologies, an emphasis on innovation, and investments into stronger components so the best possible fixture can be created.

When a home can be a private spa, it creates comfort because the personal routines of every household can be followed without interruption. Instead of focusing on problem-solving, families can focus on finding a way to accomplish their goal for the day.

Diversity. Ingenuity. Fresh ideas. Impeccable customer service. Kraus believes that manufacturing sophisticated equipment is the first step, not the last, toward achieving success. By creating numerous styles that meet the demands of everyone, it becomes possible to combine value and performance in a meaningful way.

That is how Kraus sets themselves apart as a kitchen faucet manufacturer.

How Good Are Kraus Kitchen Faucets?

Kraus kitchen faucets are widely available from a variety of retailers. Several e-commerce platforms offer their products as well. For the purposes of this brand review, we only reviewed sites that accept reviews, ratings, or rankings to evaluate their reputation and public perception.

We found Kraus to have an above-average reputation, coming in with a total score of 4.1 out of 5.

What is notable about Kraus kitchen faucets is the consistency seen across multiple sites. The pros and cons of this brand can be summed up in these key points.

  • Kraus manufactures kitchen faucets that are designed to provide a contemporary look for a price that is reasonably affordable. It is a product that is comfortable, effective, and easy enough to use.
  • Installing a Kraus kitchen faucet is reasonably easy and the included instructions for each faucet are simple to follow. Although a professional installation is usually recommended, this is one of the few brands where a self-installation isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing.
  • To keep the price point low on some faucets, Kraus has incorporated plastic components that do not have the same durability as the faucets that contain metal components.

One of the best examples that follow these three key points to the letter is the Kraus KPF-2250. It is a single lever pull-out faucet with a traditional design instead of the commercial-style design. It comes with a stainless steel finish and features and features a dual-function pull-out sprayer.

The hose on this faucet retracts smoothly and an included counterweight provides a consistent user experience. It has a lead-free construction and the spout swivels 120 degrees. To keep the price under $100, however, Kraus has included several plastic components that can dent or scratch when it experiences an impact, like from a knife, or if the faucet is accidentally dropped into the sink basin.

We found that the average per-faucet rating climbed as the price rose. Entry-level models are typically ranked between 3.7-4.2 out of 5, while the premium commercial-style faucets tend to be ranked between 4.2-4.7 out of 5.

Invest into the best kitchen faucet your budget can afford and you’ll increase the chances of receiving a product that you’re going to love presenting to your clients or installing in your home.

What Types of Kitchen Faucets Are Available from Kraus?

Kraus offers four basic styles of kitchen faucet to consider.

  • Commercial-Style Kitchen Faucets
  • Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets
  • Pull-Out Kitchen Faucets
  • Bar Faucets

One of the unique categories of faucet that is offered by Kraus is their DIY collection. There are 6 total faucet models that are recommended to those who plan on performing their own installation. You’ll want to look for these specific model numbers as you search for the right faucet for your kitchen.

  • KPF-2600
  • KPF-2610
  • KPF-2630
  • KPF-2700
  • KPF-2720
  • KPF-2730

Each model offers a different user experience. You’ll find gooseneck designs and multiple finish options, but each faucet is a single-handle model.

Kraus faucets can be quite large, which is perfect for kitchen layout designs which incorporate islands or large sink areas. Kraus offers 10 different models that have a faucet height of at least 20 inches, with 3 models in the 30- to 40-inch category.

A variety of materials are also used in the construction of a Kraus faucet. You’ll find solid brass, metal, stainless steel, and tempered glass tend to be the most common options. There is one model, the KPF-1750ST Geo Axis, which offers vitreous China.

Finishes include chrome, satin nickel, and stainless steel. There are 6 models which offer oil-rubbed bronze. Two models offer the spotless and stainless black onyx finish. The KPF-2240CH, which is discontinued, can occasionally be found with a gold finish. The Geo Axis is available with a brushed nickel finish.

If you’re not sure about what faucet may work for your kitchen, be sure to review our guide on nature-driven designs in the modern kitchen.

For professionals, be sure to review our guide on which faucet finishes bring you the most revenues.

What Is the Warranty on a Kraus Kitchen Faucet?

When you purchase a Kraus kitchen faucet, the first thing you will want to do is register the item. Kraus offers an online product registration page that only takes a couple of minutes to fill out. You’ll need your order number and the SKU of your specific faucet to complete the form.

Kraus then offers a limited lifetime warranty for their kitchen faucets. It covers against defects in the materials or the workmanship used to create the product. Replacement parts are provided without charge or, in some instances, a replacement faucet may be sent. A refund of the purchase price may be considered instead for certain individuals.

There are some exclusions and conditions to the warranty that must be noted. Light maintenance is required for the warranty to be valid. Specific care and maintenance instructions are included with the faucet’s documentation.

You’ll also need to have the original sales receipt or order number. A proof of purchase must be included with the warranty claim for it to be applied. There are no exceptions to this stipulation.

Damage which occurs during a self-installation is not covered by this warranty. Commercial use of a Kraus kitchen faucet automatically voids the warranty.

You will also need to purchase your Kraus faucet from an authorized retailer.

This warranty applies for customers who have installed their faucet in the United States, Canada, or Ukraine.

In North America, all warranty claims should be sent to the following address.

Kraus USA Inc.
12 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

Homeowners can contact customer care by dialing 1 (800) 775-0703. Email contact is also possible at [email protected].

Professionals who need to process a warranty claim on behalf of their clients or received a damaged product to install should contact customer service at (516) 801-8955. Professionals should use the email address [email protected].

Authorized partners should call (516) 801-8954 or email [email protected].

What Are the Prices to Expect for a Kraus Kitchen Faucet?

Most Kraus kitchen faucets are priced between $150-$300. This includes many of their commercial-style faucets that are designed to work in the home.
Several entry-level models are available for less than $100. These models are usually of the traditional design, with a single handle, and provide basic sink support. Some may be pull-down or pull-out models.

In the $100-$200 range, you’ll begin to see some of the commercial-style faucets. These are typically pull-down models that come with a chrome or stainless steel finish. Kraus offers a few gooseneck faucets with a high arc design within this pricing category as well.

Kraus also offers several kitchen systems that include one of their faucets, but these systems are usually priced above $750 and include a double-basin sink.

Most homeowners will find a good faucet that fits the look of their kitchen for around $175.

Kraus kitchen faucets are an excellent investment for an upcoming project. If you like the idea of providing or using a commercial-style faucet, then this must be one of the first faucet brands to consider.

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Moen Faucet Brand Review

Moen provides the cornerstone to building a fantastic kitchen. Not only do they produce world-class kitchen faucets, but all the other components and hardware you may need is also easily available. You’ll find several faucet types, filtration faucets, garbage disposals, and all the modern accessories which makes it easy to get work done at the sink.

And Moen also makes several different types of kitchen sinks to consider as well.

Here, however, it is all about the faucet. You’ll find that there are several collections from which to choose, each with its own strengths so that you can create the perfect look. Whether you’re a professional or just wanting to remodel your own kitchen for a quick upgrade, Moen has something tempting to offer.

Moen 7255ORB Belfield Traditional Two Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Moen Adler 87233SRS Spot Resist Stainless Zinc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Power Clean, Button, and Retractable Wand, ADA Compliant, Classic Style, Fashion-forward, Built to Last
Moen Align Spot Resist Stainless One Handle Pre-Rinse Spring Pulldown Kitchen Sink Faucet with Power Boost for a Faster Clean, Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer for Bar, Farmhouse, 5923SRS
Moen Paterson Matte Black One-Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Spray Head and Power Boost, Includes Interchangeable Handle, S72003BL
Moen 87028SRS Edwyn Spot Resist Sta Inless 1Handle Deck Mount Pulldown Kitchen Faucet, 7.5, Stainless Steel
Moen 7255ORB Belfield Traditional Two Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Moen Adler 87233SRS Spot Resist Stainless Zinc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Power Clean, Button, and Retractable Wand, ADA Compliant, Classic Style, Fashion-forward, Built to Last
Moen Align Spot Resist Stainless One Handle Pre-Rinse Spring Pulldown Kitchen Sink Faucet with Power Boost for a Faster Clean, Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer for Bar, Farmhouse, 5923SRS
Moen Paterson Matte Black One-Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Spray Head and Power Boost, Includes Interchangeable Handle, S72003BL
Moen 87028SRS Edwyn Spot Resist Sta Inless 1Handle Deck Mount Pulldown Kitchen Faucet, 7.5, Stainless Steel
$271.91
$133.99
$361.63
$370.78
$166.86
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Moen 7255ORB Belfield Traditional Two Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Moen 7255ORB Belfield Traditional Two Handle High Arc Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze
$271.91
55 Reviews
Moen Adler 87233SRS Spot Resist Stainless Zinc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Power Clean, Button, and Retractable Wand, ADA Compliant, Classic Style, Fashion-forward, Built to Last
Moen Adler 87233SRS Spot Resist Stainless Zinc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Power Clean, Button, and Retractable Wand, ADA Compliant, Classic Style, Fashion-forward, Built to Last
$133.99
5,586 Reviews
Moen Align Spot Resist Stainless One Handle Pre-Rinse Spring Pulldown Kitchen Sink Faucet with Power Boost for a Faster Clean, Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer for Bar, Farmhouse, 5923SRS
Moen Align Spot Resist Stainless One Handle Pre-Rinse Spring Pulldown Kitchen Sink Faucet with Power Boost for a Faster Clean, Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer for Bar, Farmhouse, 5923SRS
$361.63
2,492 Reviews
Moen Paterson Matte Black One-Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Spray Head and Power Boost, Includes Interchangeable Handle, S72003BL
Moen Paterson Matte Black One-Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Spray Head and Power Boost, Includes Interchangeable Handle, S72003BL
$370.78
230 Reviews
Moen 87028SRS Edwyn Spot Resist Sta Inless 1Handle Deck Mount Pulldown Kitchen Faucet, 7.5, Stainless Steel
Moen 87028SRS Edwyn Spot Resist Sta Inless 1Handle Deck Mount Pulldown Kitchen Faucet, 7.5, Stainless Steel
$166.86
2,018 Reviews

About Moen as a Kitchen Faucet Brand

Moen was founded because of a dark night in Seattle. Al Moen was cleaning up after a hard day at work in 1937 and went to wash his hands at a standard faucet for the time: a two-handle design. He turned on the faucet and then moved away quickly because the water was too hot. That problem led Moen to a unique solution: the single-handle faucet.

It would be an idea that revolutionized the kitchen and bath industries. Moen finalized his invention in 1939 and production for it began in 1947. The first 12 faucets that came off the line were purchased for $12. In just 3 years, Moen would begin to gain national attention thanks to their faucets being included in the pre-fabricated kitchens that were being sold by Hotpoint at the time.

It wouldn’t be until 1970 when Moen would make another surge. With their Boutique collection, the brand began to enter the upscale premium market for faucets. In 1979, the brand returned to the two-handle design, but with a patented washer-free cartridge. Non-metallic cartridges would be introduced just a couple of years later.

In total, Al Moen worked for his company for 45 years. In that time, he was awarded more than 75 patents.

His legacy continues to live on with the innovations that come from its brand. In 1997, with LifeShine, Moen became the first manufacturer to offer a lifetime finish guarantee. Pure Touch faucets were first introduced in 1998 to be the first that offered a pull-out filtration faucet. Then, in 2012, MotionSense offered a high-quality hands-free solution for the kitchen.

For more than 75 years, Moen has been a leader when it comes to innovation within the plumbing and kitchen design industries. That’s why many professionals and homeowners think of this brand as one of their top choices.

How Good Are Moen Kitchen Faucets?

Moen kitchen faucets are rated consistently high across almost every collection and model that is offered. For such a large and influential brand, that level of quality is difficult to find in any industry. Numerous retailers offer this brand for sale, but for the scope of this review, we limited our evaluation to authorized sites that also collect public reviews and rankings.

Moen receives an average product score of 4.4 out of 5 as a brand. Many of their individual models are ranked even higher.

There a handful of websites which collect reviews and complaints regarding the Moen brand as well. On these sites alone, the average score for the Moen brand is 2.65 out of 5. It should be noted that the complaint sites solicit reviews for all Moen products and not just their kitchen faucets.

Several of the negative reviews that are not posted on retail sites are also contributed by anonymous posters.

What helps to reinforce the solid ratings for Moen faucets is their extensive set of resources that is made freely available to professionals and homeowners. There are several videos available that take you through the various kitchen products manufactured by Moen, including design and plumbing solutions.

There is content available about how to incorporate thoughtful designs into the modern kitchen. You can even find several videos that are dedicated to overcoming plumbing obstacles for the average homeowner.

At the heart of the Moen experience is the desire to put the customer at the very center of the design process. From the days when Al Moen decided that there was a better way to make a kitchen faucet, the goal of this brand has been to identify customer needs and then turn that information into insights.

Those observations then drive the development of unique inventions and exclusive technologies that make it much easier to complete daily household chores.

Maybe that’s why if you ask the average stranger on the street to name a faucet brand, one of the most common answers just happens to be Moen.

What Type of Kitchen Faucets Are Available from Moen?

Moen offers almost every type of kitchen faucet design that is currently offered in today’s industry. Both professionals and homeowners benefit from this variety because it means almost any kitchen design can receive an excellent faucet addition for a price that is surprisingly fair for such high quality.

These are the types of kitchen faucets that are currently available from Moen in their various collections.

  • Pull Down Kitchen Faucets
  • Pull Out Kitchen Faucets
  • Low Arc Kitchen Faucets
  • Gooseneck Kitchen Faucets
  • Single Mount Kitchen Faucets
  • Two Handle Kitchen Faucets
  • Deck Mount Kitchen Faucets
  • Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucets

Moen divides their kitchen faucet designs into four general categories: general kitchen work, bar and prep work, beverage faucets, and utility faucets.

You can then browse their collections by looking through three primary style options: modern, traditional, and transitional. Each collection has 4 different finishes which may be available as well. Chrome is the most popular finish in the Moen brand, but bronze, matte black, and spot-resist stainless steel are worth a good look as well.

Many of Moen’s kitchen faucets can work with a variety of water filtering systems. Innovations like PowerClean, which reduces sink splash, or Reflex designs which feature a spray head that fully retracts, makes life easier when chores need to get done.

In all but the most entry-level models, you’ll find that Moen has combined fashion, functionality, and innovation together into a unique and beautiful collection of kitchen faucets. That makes it easier to choose the right kitchen faucet for your or your client’s needs.

What Is the Warranty on Moen Kitchen Faucets?

Moen kitchen faucets have been “manufactured under the highest standards of quality and workmanship.” The warranty applies to only the original purchaser of the faucet but offers a lifetime limited warranty that the product will be free of leaks or drips during normal use. The guarantee includes all parts and finishes will be free of material and manufacturing defects.

Commercial use, business use, or industrial use of a Moen faucet limits the warranty to a 5-year period from the date of purchase – not the date of installation.

For qualifying warranty claims, Moen may offer to send a replacement part free of charge. They may also choose to replace any part or finish that “proves to be defect in material or manufacturing workmanship.”

Moen is not responsible for labor charges or damage that occurs from improper installations, repairs, or replacements which occur except for what may be provided by local laws.

To make a warranty claim, customers can send their proof of purchase and a detailed description of the issue to the following address.

Moen Inc.
25300 Al Moen Drive
North Olmsted, OH 44070-8022

In the United States, replacement parts that are covered by the warranty can be obtained by dialing 1 (800) 289-6636. Canadian customers can dial 1 (800) 465-6130.

The warranty described applies to all current Moen faucets and any that were purchased after December 1995.

What Is the Price of a Moen Kitchen Faucet?

Moen offers a wide range of designs so that any kitchen can benefit from the look and functionality of their product. That means there are a variety of price points to consider for homeowners and professionals.

For the entry-level upgrades or installations, there are a handful of kitchen faucets that are priced below $100. These models can be one-handle or two-handle designs but are limited in the number of features that are provided. Moen’s CA87888 high-arc kitchen faucet from their Caldwell Collection, for example, offers a side spray only.

Several models with numerous design options are available in the $200-$300 range. This is where those who need a new faucet will find something that meets their needs.

Moen also has a series of premium kitchen faucets, including their MotionSense faucets, that are priced above $300. These faucets are designed to be long-term products that increase the functionality of the kitchen. Pull-down designs are the most common at this price point, but there are some occasional pull-out models and wall-mount faucets to look at.

Moen kitchen faucets are one of the best large-scale manufacturers of kitchen faucets in the market today. They have always been on the cutting-edge of innovation and their reputation is excellent. With Moen, you have an excellent opportunity to find the perfect kitchen faucet.