Step 9: Pull-Down Faucet Buying Guide

Faucets
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This pro-style faucet with an extra-large arching spout, 2½ feet of hose, and a spray head designed for the full-fist grab is equally good at filling large pots or washing the family dog. ProMaster, from Kohler, $1,172.

B. MOD SQUAD A narrow spray head blends right in with the spout when retracted, making this slim faucet a must-have for a Modern-style kitchen. Lady Lux Café, from Grohe, $570.

C. FAST GRAB A saucer-shaped pull-down spout can be maneuvered with just two fingers. Culinaire, from American Standard, $455.

D. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT A tulip-shaped head and teapot-spout handle give this simple chrome pull-down faucet some added interest. Floriano, from Brizo, $424.
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    Tools List

    • bucket
      Bucket
    • basin wrench
      Basin wrench
    • adjustable wrench
      2 adjustable wrenches
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-head screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. FAUCET

    Usually comes with everything necessary for installation, except braided supply lines.



    2. BRAIDED SUPPLY LINES

    Needed to connect faucets that have rigid tubing.



    3. ESCUTCHEON PLATE

    if necessary, to cover holes in the sink rim or the countertop when replacing a three-hole faucet.