Faucets That Function
Modern faucets deliver high style without sacrificing function. Here are the features to shop for when selecting your kitchen's most fashionable fixture.
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Some homeowners today want a faucet that also delivers purified water on demand. Filtering faucets start at $300 and are usually housed under the sink; others are situated inside the spout. "Anti-scald" faucets let you set the maximum water temperature, which is important if you have small children in your home. Another choice is a filter system with a dispenser that delivers both hot and cold drinking water.
Schlesser, whose newly renovated kitchen boasts a top-of-the-line faucet by KWC, says he tries to convince clients that the kitchen faucet is a key purchase — not the place to cut costs. "You can get them excited about the oven and fridge or dishwasher, but there are huge differences in quality and functionality of an inexpensive fixture that looks great and the engineering marvel of a great faucet."
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