When building the perfect living space, the magic is in the details. Consider the faucet. As important as any other fine feature in your home, faucets speak to your personal taste and lifestyle. Whether you’re refreshing your kitchen or planning the perfect basement bar, it’s important your faucet balance purpose with style. Here’s our guide to choosing a faucet that’ll make your life a bit sweeter.

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Pilar Widespread Kitchen Faucet with Spray in Venetian Bronze and Mateo Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Arctic Stainless

Get A Handle On It
To ensure your new faucet is a blissful mix of form and function, consider your day-to-day activities and ask yourself: How often will I use this faucet? What will it be used for? With answers in hand, you can take the crucial first step in faucet shopping—picking the handle. You have two choices: single-handle or two-handle. A classic two-handle faucet may satisfy the needs of your home’s low-traffic zones, but high-traffic areas, like a kitchen, are the perfect place for innovation. Chic single-handle faucets bring a minimalist touch and the opportunity for the latest in hand-free technology, like Touch2O Technology. Inspired by the way users interact with their faucets, Touch2O makes kitchen tasks easier by giving you a new way to turn on the faucet when your hands are full. Touch anywhere on the spout or handle to activate the water flow. If you want a single-handle faucet but your sink deck has three holes, don’t fret. This is the perfect opportunity to give your kitchen some additional flair—use those extra holes for a soap dispenser or beverage tap, or cover them with an escutcheon plate.

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Trinsic Pull-Out Kitchen Sink Faucet in Chrome and Esque Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch20 Technology in Matte Black

Spout It Out
Faucet spouts vary so it’s important to pick the one that gives as much ease as other areas of your home. While the classic straight-spout faucet with a side sprayer is always a respectable choice, the latest faucets feature space-saving pull-out or pull-down spouts with large ranges of motion. There are streamlined Delta faucets for both options, so choosing between either depends on what you think looks and works best with your sink deck. Don’t worry that a pull spout will lose its tension—options like MagnaTite Docking use magnets to keep pull-down wands retracting into place. Reach the next level of convenience with ShieldSpray Technology and experience revolutionized cleaning with a concentrated jet encased in a shield of water to keep splatter in check.

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Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Chrome, Matte Black and Champagne Bronze

The Finishing Touch
Now for the really fun part—selecting your favorite finish. Your faucet doesn’t have to match the other finishes in your kitchen—mixing metals is a bold, au courant way to bring a flawless touch to any interior. Matte Black, Chrome and Champagne Bronze are just a few of the striking options for the faucet of your dreams. For a vibrant low-maintenance twist, check out our SpotShield finish, designed to resist water spots and fingerprints. Now stop daydreaming about that home renovation and make your reverie a reality.