Whether you’re renovating your home or you just need to replace an old faucet, there are a few questions you can ask to help identify the right model.
It may be tempting to choose a nice-looking faucet out of a catalogue. But, unfortunately, looks aren’t everything when it comes to choosing the right faucet for your whole family. By asking yourself five simple questions, you can be sure to choose the faucet that meets all your needs, so that it will be a long time before you need to replace it again.
Who will be using the faucets?
Where will the faucet be located?
What type of sink do you have?
How important is sustainability?
What’s your budget?
1. Who will be using the faucet?
Start by considering the needs of your family. Do you have small children or grandparents living with you? Does anyone have special needs? If so, safety and usability may be high priorities. The shape and colour of the basin faucet can make it easier to control for those with reduced eyesight, small hands or undeveloped motor skills.
The HANSAFIT for example, have an easy-grip black lever and an eco-button for not only limiting water flow for increased sustainability but also water temperature to prevent scalding, a common concern for families. The lock can be bypassed by pushing the button when there’s need for hotter water or more water flow. Specially designed for the elderly, the HANSACARE product families feature ergonomic design and clear hot and cold markings for people with limited eyesight.
Automatic or touchless faucets are a good option for both children and the elderly as they can help prevent any germs lingering on sink faucet controls from sticking to hands. This improves health and hygiene in the home and keeps everyone a little safer.
2. Where will the faucet be located?
If the faucet will be in the kitchen, whether you have a dishwasher is important. If you do, you will need a model with a dishwasher valve. Also, consider whether you need to wash large pots and pans by hand. If so, you will need a higher spout.
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If the faucet is for the bathroom, again, consider whether you need a washing machine valve. If the faucet is for the utility or laundry room, what tasks will you use it for? If you wash large machinery or equipment, you will need a higher spout. If you use the room for changing or bathing your baby, perhaps a washbasin faucet with a Bidetta hand shower, like a shower kit, such as HANSADESIGNO Style 51682281 is a good idea.