If you want clean drinking water with the pump of a handle, a water dispenser is what you need! Water dispensers are often attached to the side of a sink or a prep sink and likely incorporate a filtration system, a reservoir, a reverse osmosis system, or even a system to control the temperature to your ideal taste. They have a thin spout and low water flow and take up little space—great for wet bars.
Ideal Materials & Finishes for Your Kitchen Faucet
Chrome is durable and easy to clean and polish. Fingerprints don’t stand a chance on chrome. Stainless steel is similar to chrome in its hardiness, though with a flatter shine and a bigger price tag. Brushed stainless steel can often hide scuffs and scratches too.
Nickel comes in a variety of finishes (polished, satin, brushed, etc.) but is also more challenging to clean since water stains and fingerprints don’t come off as easily.
Flat finishes such as matte black or oil-rubbed bronze, while trendy and beautiful, are more prone to chips and scratches.
Consider the color and finish of both the sink and faucet to make sure it matches your vision for your kitchen. It’s also helpful to consider the color and finish of your existing or desired hardware in the room (such as cabinet handles or pulls) to pick a faucet finish to match or complement your style.
Bathroom and vanity faucets have fewer types than kitchen faucets, but it’s still important to know which one you need and why you need it for your bathroom.
This is the most common vanity faucet style. It contains three holes—one each for hot and cold water levers as well as the faucet—that sit close together and centered over the sink (4” between the left and right holes). The classic centerset fits small and regular-sized vanity sinks.