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Update kitchen faucet to enhance decor

By Ed Del Grande
McClatchy-Tribune

Q. My New Year’s resolution this year is to improve the plumbing in my home. The plumbing system itself is solid. I’m looking to make a fixture change since they are all outdated. But, like in most families, money is tight this time of year. If I can pick one plumbing fixture to change out, which one would you recommend?

A. Installing a kitchen faucet is usually an affordable plumbing project, and it can improve the look of the kitchen. Here are three popular kitchen faucet choices:

•  Pull-down or pull-out spray faucet heads: These faucets have built-in spray heads, making clean up a breeze since they are so easy to operate. Also, the sleek design can really clean up the appearance of your kitchen.

•  Filtered faucet: If you’re looking to have a kitchen faucet that can double as beverage faucet, consider a faucet with a built-in filter system.

•  Touchless style kitchen faucet: A practical choice if you do a lot of cooking. With a touchless faucet, you can prepare food and turn the faucet on and off without touching it.

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