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Choosing the Right Faucet

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Buying the right faucet can take ages. There are many styles to choose from and measurements to take, not to mention other considerations concerning cost. If you’re a Montgomery, Alabama, resident who’s overwhelmed by the options, seek professional assistance.

Choose Your Sink Type

Before you start considering faucet styles and finishes, you must decide whether you’re keeping or replacing the sink. This is an important first step, because sinks have different faucet openings and you need to make sure you’re buying a faucet designed for it.

One hole in the sink offers a clean look, but this may limit your faucet options. Two holes provide room for a side sprayer or separate handle, while three holes are traditionally found in sinks with separate hot and cold faucets. In some cases, your sink may even have four handles, giving you more room for accessories.

Despite the fact that faucets seem like straightforward fixtures to install, try not to get in over your head. Consider the common plumbing issues before installation to avoid future problems.

Determine Your Style

Whether you’re buying a faucet for a bathroom or a kitchen, you need to figure out your design style. There are typically three options to consider: modern, transitional and traditional.

Modern faucets typically have clean lines with industrial-inspired finishes. They perfectly suit any urban space, but they may lack the character some homeowners are looking for.

Traditional faucets certainly have character, because they resemble antiques with warm, burnished finishes and elegant curves. The downside, however, is that traditional styles aren’t always as functional as modern concepts.

Transitional styles bridge the gap between the two, offering sweeping lines and contemporary overtones with traditional aesthetics.

If you’re feeling confused once you’ve purchased your new faucet, enlist the help of an expert who can install it correctly. Call Air Conditioning by Luquire at 334-230-5870 for quality plumbing services.

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