Kitchen Faucets: Pull-Out vs. Pull-Down vs. Side-Spray
|April 4, 2013||Posted by Matt under Featured Products|
If you’ve been thinking about installing a new sink in your kitchen, you’ve likely discussed which faucet will pair best with your new purchase. After a little research, you’ll find that there are a few different types of faucets to look into: pull-down, pull-out, and side-spray. What are the advantages, disadvantages, and differences between these three types of faucets?
Pull-Down faucets are exactly what they sound like: a hanging faucet with the ability to pull down from the fixture for easier mobility to wash and rinse. The faucet is connected to a tube that can be extended and maneuvered. Moen’s Reflex system is very popular and renowned pull-down system, known for its security, stability, and easy retraction.
Pull-Out faucets are similar to Pull-Down except instead of pulling the faucet down to expose the tubing and rinsing ability, you pull out, in a horizontal manner. The results are the same: a wide range of motion, rinsing and washing, and replacing the faucet back to its original position.
The Danze Opulence kitchen collection has a variety of pull-out faucets in many finishes, including chrome, polished nickel, polished brass, antique copper, oil rubbed bronze, stainless steel, and satin black (shown below).
A Side-Spray is the faucet sprayer that is separate from the main faucet. It is usually off-center, to the right or left, can be pulled out to wash, rinse, and spray, and may retract automatically or be put back into place manually.
The Danze Sirius collection offers the Side-Spray option in a non-conventional way. Seen here, the Side-Spray is a rectangular shape instead of the traditional rounded style. This kitchen option is available in chrome and stainless steel.
Ultimately, you will be choosing your faucet for its utility and aesthetic. Feel confident choosing whichever style of faucet suits your lifestyle, comfort level, and ties-in to your kitchen design.