Does your kitchen faucet look like something out of the 1970s? Then you might want to take a look at the offerings available for modern kitchens. Options for today’s kitchens are interesting, varied and made to complement your kitchen décor and your lifestyle. There are many choices available when it comes to faucet size, features and style.

When looking at new kitchen faucets, there are several factors to consider. With so many different types of faucets available today, how can you choose? Here is a quick guide to help get you started.

Single Handle – This type provides a single knob or lever that controls both the hot and cold water flow.

Dual Handle: This faucet features separate knob or lever controls for the hot and cold water flow.

Sprayer: This is an added feature additional to the usual spigot. Generally, it retracts into place next to the spigot and provides a targeted spray for washing vegetables, filling pots outside the sink and cleaning the sink. Sometimes, the sprayer itself can be a part of the spigot – this configuration provides more water pressure than a side-mounted sprayer, and is one of the most-requested features in a modern faucet.

Spout Height: Today’s modern spouts have a more arched, elegant appearance than their ancestors (think swan-like neck). Arched spouts aren’t just about looks, however – they’re often a far more practical choice for providing washing room and filling large pots.

Style: Today’s faucets come in a variety of styles suited to any number of kitchen types. Sleek, modern kitchens will benefit from a contemporary faucet design, whereas vintage styles work well with traditional, country cabinetry.

Finish: Gone are the days when you only have that basic chrome faucet choice. Today’s faucets come in a variety of finishes – chrome, brushed nickel or brass, black iron, oil rubbed bronze, and more. Just make sure all of your components are available in the finish you choose.

If your current faucet style would fit right in with polyester pantsuits and feathered hairdos, it’s time to upgrade to a fairer faucet. Fahy Kitchens and Baths can help bring your kitchen into modern times. Please feel free to contact us at (315) 735-8181 or fax to (315) 735-2829. Fahy Kitchens & Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, N.Y. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated.

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