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How do I Choose the Best Oil Rubbed Bronze Kitchen Faucet?

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If you want your kitchen to appear rustic, with fixtures that appear antique yet appealing, consider buying oil rubbed bronze fixtures. One of the most popular items in this finish is the faucet, but it should be noted that there are various kinds of oil rubbed bronze faucets on the market. Before choosing one, you should consider the shade, as they tend to range from brown to black in color. The handles should also be considered, as you can choose whether to have one or two, and can also select their design. Finally, consider extra features that you might desire on an oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet, such as a pullout sprayer or a matching soap dispenser.

You might think that all bronze faucets are the same color, but they actually tend to vary widely. For example, some are light brown, while others appear to be closer to dark gray or matte black. Some feature a single solid shade, but others have speckles of color, or are particularly shiny. Keep in mind that each brand features a slightly different color from the next, which is why you should try to purchase all your oil rubbed bronze kitchen fixtures from the same manufacturer. Otherwise, you may end up with a faucet that looks brown, while your kitchen cabinet knobs appear dark gray.

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Another choice that you have is the amount of handles you would prefer on your oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet, taking into consideration the size of your kitchen sink. A larger sink often looks best with two handles on its faucet, while small sinks can avoid looking cramped by sticking with a single handle. No matter how many faucet handles you choose, it is up to you to select a style, as well. You may like simple, modern handles that are straight, or you could prefer a more ornate, curved style. On the other hand, you might choose the cross-shaped design for your oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet, as this style is often considered modern, unique, and easy to grip.

Before you choose the finest oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet for your home, you should take into consideration the features you want. For example, a pullout sprayer is often helpful when washing dishes or cleaning around the sink, so consider a product that comes with this feature built-in. Additionally, if you do not like cluttering up your sink with bottles of soap, you can usually get an oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet that comes with a matching soap dispenser. Such features are typically included on the most expensive faucets, but they are often worth the cost to homeowners looking for convenience and style.

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