Often described as the heart of the home, the hard-working kitchen acts as a family’s gathering space, coffee bar, meal prep station, homework hub, and more. When you’re designing a space that serves so many essential purposes, it’s important to select fixtures and finishes that are as functional and durable as they are attractive. Even though it might seem a bit overwhelming initially, choosing the best faucet for your space is easy with a little guidance.
Step One: Set Your Limits & Know Your Needs
Before you begin to explore the various faucet styles, finishes, and functionalities available today the first step to choosing the right option for you is to be aware of any limitations your project includes. These parameters may include your budget, your water pressure requirements, or your kitchen’s size and layout. Knowing this information will immediately disqualify some options and help you hone your search.
Striking a balance between design, function, and price is vital to finding a model that truly reflects your needs. Consider these guiding principles when choosing a kitchen faucet:
- Size Matters: Kitchen faucets come in numerous sizes. It is crucial to select one that fits comfortably within your space and looks appealing to the eye. Before you begin your search, jot down the height, width, and length measurements for the area you want your faucet to live.
- Style Speaks: There’s an array of faucet styles available today, ranging from convenient, hands-free styles, to wall-mounted varieties, to single and double-handle designs. Choose a fixture that complements or contrasts with other fixtures and appliances in your kitchen and fits within the overall look and feel of your home.
- Quality Reigns: Superior materials, such as Rocky Mountain Hardware’s custom bronze, offer outstanding durability over time and help prevent corrosion. While budget-friendly options may seem appealing initially, they could incur higher costs in the long run due to lesser durability.
Keeping these factors top of mind during your search will help you find a product that caters to your specific needs. With this knowledge, you can make an educated decision that satisfies your aesthetic and functional requirements without compromising value or quality.
Step Two: Focus on Features
Once you’ve outlined your project’s parameters, then you can dive into the vast array of faucet features. Consider these popular styles and design elements:
– Wall-mounted faucets, as the name suggests, mount into the wall behind the kitchen sink, creating a floating effect. Though this style is a bit more challenging to install, wall-mounted faucets provide an appealing contemporary look. Deck-mounted models, which attach to the top of the sink or the countertop, are more common and provide easier installation.
– Pull-down sprayers are time and energy-savers in the kitchen. Many modern kitchen faucets incorporate sprayers with versatile settings, including stream, mist, pause, and rinse capabilities. This multitasking feature makes cleaning dishes and the sink basin a breeze.
– Touchless faucets help keep the kitchen and sink area clean and tidy. These faucets have motion sensors incorporated, so there’s no need to touch faucet handles with messy hands.
Another feature to consider is spout design. Rocky Mountain Hardware offers both arched and straight options: Arched spouts feature a curved shape that lends itself to more traditional interiors, while the straight spout’s clean, streamlined look complements a more modern home. With a multitude of faucet styles and features available today, you’re guaranteed to find one that seamlessly fits into your aesthetic and lifestyle.
Step Three: Find Your Finish
Rocky Mountain Hardware specializes in handcrafted bronze hardware, accessories, and fixtures that lend a rich quality to any space. We create high-quality faucets using two bronze alloys: white bronze and silicon bronze. Silicon bronze is known for its coppery coloration, while white bronze is prized for its burnished silvery hue. Both options are finished with a lustrous patina that is applied by hand to create one of twelve different hues, and an aged appearance that is both elegant and timeless.
Whether you gravitate toward cooler tones or warmer hues, we have a faucet finish that suits your style.
White Bronze Finishes
Rocky Mountain Hardware’s white bronze finishes feature a silvery hue with a touch of warmth. These finishes really shine in a space with cooler tones.
– White Bronze Dark: deep charcoal
– White Bronze High Polished: luminous, reflective silver
– White Bronze Brushed: satiny silver with gold undertones
– White Bronze Light: a touch darker than White Bronze Brushed
– White Bronze Medium: a touch darker than White Bronze Light
Silicon Bronze Finishes
Our silicon bronze finishes have a coppery glow to them and look great in spaces with warmer tones.
– Silicon Bronze Brushed: a satiny light gold
– Silicon Bronze Light: a satiny gold, just a touch darker than Silicon Bronze Brushed
– Silicon Bronze Medium: a coppery brown with gold undertones
– Silicon Bronze Dark: a chocolate brown
– Silicon Bronze Dark Lustre: a dark chocolate brown
– Silicon Bronze Rust: a brown with red undertones
Your faucet is the focal point of your sink and it can elevate the overall look of your kitchen. Rocky Mountain Hardware offers luxury faucets that provide timeless appeal and suit all kinds of aesthetics and lifestyles.