6 Best Kitchen Faucet Brands and Their Costs: Best Functionality & Style

Updated on February 6th, 2021

Any faucet will produce running water, but the best can adapt to different kitchen needs and endure decades of daily use. We talked to a dozen plus kitchen remodel and design experts, pored through hundreds of offerings from over a dozen brands, and contacted manufacturers directly to find out who’s making the best faucets on the market.

The 6 Best Kitchen Faucets

Now for a closer look at our top six brands. We highlight a few of our favorite models in the reviews of each brand, but they all have dozens of faucets worthy of consideration. If you want to look at everything the brand has to offer, you can click the links in the list below. Links in the reviews will take you to the specific models shown.

The Best Kitchen Faucets: Summed Up

American Standard Delta Kohler Premier Faucet Brizo Vigo
All-Around Brand All-Around Brand All-Around Brand Budget Brand Statement Brand Statement Brand
Averaging $300–$500 Averaging $350–$400 Averaging $370–$750 Averaging $75–$200 Averaging $580–$932 Averaging $170–$260

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Garden Patios Costs, Plus Pros & Cons, and ROI in 2021

Patios are traditionally made with natural stone, concrete, or gravel. Pavers are an option composed of concrete and a color additive to form a tile, stone, or brick-like pieces. Patios are similar to decks as both provide outdoor space, usually in the rear or backyard of a home, for relaxing, dining and entertaining guests.

Decks Vs. Patios

While decks are often elevated structures made from wood or composite materials, patios, on the other hand, are routinely installed at a ground level.

Patio Pricing Information – Part 1

Size, of course, is the main cost factor. A small patio say 7 by 7 feet provides a cozy place for two to share a drink. If desiring a place to dine, at a table with 4 chairs, then a mid-sized patio around 12×12, or larger, is the size to consider.

Large patios offer an outdoor living room, coming in at 15 by 15 or larger. Nothing says a patio needs to be square in shape, and rounded edges, or rectangular patios are quite common.

Cambridge Pavers

The price to install is based on material times square footage. On average, patios cost from $5.50 to $25.00 per sq. ft. installed. That’s a huge gap between the low-end and high-end pricing, but the middle 80% range is closer to $7.50 to $14.00 per sq. ft. installed. Generally, the least expensive material is a gravel patio, while flagstone fetches the highest prices.

Before any work begins, planning is the first step. In some areas, you may need a building permit and a site plan to provide your local zoning office with the patio design you seek to implement.

As the approval can sometimes take weeks, other planning considerations include what accessories you may wish to furnish your patio with, along with how each item will lay out. Since everything is at a ground level, you might consider laying items on the lawn to get a feel of layout in a three-dimensional way that a site plan won’t readily convey.

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2021 Stone Siding Cost, Pros & Cons: Natural Stone vs. MSV

Stone as a siding material has two main options: natural and faux. The price difference between the two can be as much as $20 per sq. ft. Aesthetically, the two options are nearly identical and many of the benefits are the same.

via Dutch Quality Stone

Did you know? Natural stone will last about twice as long as faux stone veneer.

Faux stone, also known as Cast or Manufactured Stone Veneer (MSV) consists of concrete and utilizes dozens of pigments to achieve its color. Mostly it is made to look as close to natural stone as possible.

Often, the beauty of natural stone is overlooked. Rock can be anywhere from light in color, to dark, to even blue and red.

For MSV to mimic the natural stuff, it must also be cast from molds that are shaped by natural stone pieces. Once finished, faux stone becomes a lighter and less expensive option to ship, install and ultimately to pay for as a consumer.

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