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How do I Choose the Best Modern Kitchen Faucets?

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When deciding among modern kitchen faucets, look for a quality brand name manufacturer. A chrome plated brass or stainless steel model of faucet with a warranty is likely to be your best choice. Make sure to check for ease of installation and consider the faucet's size in relation to your kitchen sink. While modern kitchen faucets should always have a clean-lined look, you can choose your preference of straighter or curvier lines.

Curved modern faucet styles tend to look like an upside down letter J. These are also known as goose neck faucets. In addition to the more common cylindrical goose neck style, there are also flattened versions. These flattened faucets that are almost ribbon-like in their appearance can really stand out in their looks and attractively accent a clean-lined, industrial decor.

The height of the arc on a goose neck faucet can vary greatly, so it's best to think about what would best suit your sink area. If possible, try out working faucets in showrooms because some high-arced styles may splash too much if your sink is shallow. For this reason, a high-sided sub-mounted or top-mounted vessel sink tends to be the best choice for goose neck modern faucets. Wall-mounted faucets may also cause excess splashing if they are installed too high or have a shorter tap.

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Although vessel faucets tend to feature a shorter tap style, they can be extremely appealing in a modern interior. Vessel modern kitchen faucets have the top part of their tap cut away to show the flowing water. Vessel faucets for bathrooms as well as kitchens are usually straight-lined in their design.

Other straight-lined kitchen faucets are available in simpler looks. Many of these are shaped much like the number 7. An ultra-modern variation on this basic look that you may want to consider if you're looking for a more unique kitchen faucet is a multi-jointed flexible type. Lengths of cylindrical pipe are attached with movable joints to allow these uniquely modern kitchen faucets to be bent at different angles. This type of faucet is available in sink-mounted models as well as those that are wall-mounted and extend outward as needed.

A pull-down hose feature attached to a kitchen faucet can help reduce splashing by directing water flow more closely into the sink. Hoses with a multi-functional spray head can allow you to run water in a stream such as to fill up a pot to boil pasta or to create a full-spray effect to wash fruit or vegetables. Modern kitchen faucets with a spray hose feature also make sink cleaning easier.

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