Faucets are one of our favorite updates to make in a kitchen. Affordable and practical, they instantly elevate the look of any kitchen. From a home improvement standpoint, faucets are a sound investment for both the feel and practicality of your kitchen. Whether you’re renovating an outdated home, looking to fix a leak issue, or getting a space ready to sell, a quality kitchen faucet is a must-have.
If you’re updating your home, the three faucets we’ve included on our list can all quickly and easily be installed without a plumber. These faucets are also a great option if your current faucet is leaking. The US Geological Survey site has a calculator that can estimate how much water is being wasted in your home by a leaking faucet. Focusing on just your kitchen, one slowly leaking faucet can release 1,440 drips per day, which adds up 34 gallons of wasted water every year. Rainbow International estimates that fast dripping faucets can waste up to 330 gallons per month. Not only is that bad for the environment, it’s bad for your water bill!
For those homeowners preparing to move or flip a property, deciding on upgrades that will appeal to a mass audience without breaking the bank can be difficult. According to HGTV, remodeling a kitchen for resale should include hardware and appliances that fit the price point of your neighborhood, while keeping in mind a design that appeals to many buyers. The three faucets we’ve included on our list do just that, with traditional and modern stylings that will fit in any kitchen. Check out our top choices below!
1. Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet
With Motionsense technology that gives users a handsfree, touchless experience, the Moen Arbor Kitchen Faucet will turn any kitchen into a smart kitchen. The faucet has two sensors, enabling users to wave their hand over or in front of the faucet to turn it on and off. This not only helps to decrease the spread of germs on handles, but also makes it easier to turn on the faucet when your hands are full. The Moen Arbor can even be used as a traditional faucet, with a lever attached to the base.
Pros: The retractable nozzle is made with the Moen reflex system, which always brings the nozzle directly back to the dock. The Moen also has power clean spray technology, which provides 50 percent more spray power than other pull-down and pull-out faucets.
Cons: The Moen Arbor is the only smart faucet on our list, but because of that it’s also significantly more expensive than the other two options.
2. Delta Leland Kitchen Sink Faucet
Made with their patented DIAMOND Seal Technology, which reduces leak points for a lifespan that is double the industry standard, the Delta Leland Kitchen Sink Faucet is a great option for anyone who wants a faucet they can depend on. The Delta uses MagnaTite Docking, a powerful magnet that securely retracts the pull-down nozzle after each use. A button on the side of the nozzle gives users a choice between a solid and rain shower spray. The easy to install faucet is designed to fit over single or three-hole sinks.
Pros: The Delta uses ShieldSpray Technology for a spray that is strong enough to cut through hard to remove messes, while the faucet’s protective sphere cuts down on water splatter by 90 percent.
Cons: The Delta will drip if the lever is not correctly pushed back into the off position after each use.
3. WEWE Single Handle Kitchen Faucet
Featuring a modern design that combines durable stainless steel and a brushed nickel finish, the WEWE Single Handle Kitchen Faucet will upgrade any kitchen. Like the Delta, the WEWE can be used on sinks with single or three-hole openings and has a rust-resistant finish. The WEWE has a swivel spout that makes it easy to reach pots or plants on the counter. We like that the WEWE comes with a three-way spray setting, including stream, spray and pause.
Pros: The WEWE is the easiest faucet on our list to install, with the pull-down hose and water line hose already pre-installed together to make it easy for users to install the faucet in 30 minutes.
Cons: The stream on the WEWE is not as powerful as the Delta or Moen.