A New Kitchen Faucet

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Replacing a kitchen faucet is one of the easier do-it-yourself remodeling projects. 

A few things to keep in mind when shopping for a new kitchen faucet are:

  • Brass faucets are desirable because of their resilience to extreme temperatures.  They rarely need to be replaced. 
  • Built-in filters that remove chlorine, lead and other contaminants are now a common feature of many kitchen faucets. 
  • Physical Vapor Deposition, referred to simply as PVD, coats the metal faucet and handles so that they do not tarnish or corrode. 
  • Pullout hoses instead of side hoses are both convenient and allow for more variation in water strength. 

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Krista Franks

Krista Franks is a writer and artist who grew up in Fayette County, Ga. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fabric Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalsim and a minor in Spanish. Her hobbies include painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, reading and dreaming. An admirer of art, nature and literature, she finds beauty in every day moments and hope in the passionate spirits of those around her.