June 19, 2020

3 Best Faucets for Farmhouse Sinks Under $150

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There is something about a farmhouse sink that just looks attractive while also saying that you run a hard-working kitchen. 

The scale and depth of these sinks make for quick and easy meal prep and cleanup. If you have or plan to get a farmhouse sink, something you need to think about is what sort of faucet you will purchase to go along with it.

You will likely want a tall faucet which can easily access all the space your farmhouse sink affords. Here we will take a look at some of our favorite faucets under $150 that work well with a farmhouse style sink. If you haven’t decided which sink to go with yet, our roundup of the best farmhouse sinks may help. 

We'll target faucets within our price range ($150 at the highest) and that have the height and size we need to access a larger, farmhouse-style sink.

3 Best Faucets for Farmhouse Sinks Under $150

1. APPASO Pull Down Faucet with Sprayer (133BBNG)

The APPASO 133BBNG with gold/copper and matte black faucet has all the perks you will need for your farmhouse sink.

A 360 degree swivel capacity means you can access all of that large sink while making sure the faucet is out of the way when it needs to be. A 20 inch hose that is weighted keeps spray from going all over the counter and a magnetic clip locks it back in place.

Customers praised this faucet for the look which many said was even more beautiful in person than pictures, but also noted the faucet had all the features they could want.

Even the high clearance of the faucet was noted by a person who loved being able to fill tall pitchers easily.

Out of 185 reviews only one person gave this artful faucet less than 5 stars and that person had ordered it by mistake and couldn’t speak to its performance. The person felt compelled to review it nonetheless, giving four stars for how it looked and stated that they are looking for a reason to purchase this faucet in the future.

Pros

  • High value for low price point
  • Weighted nozzle with magnetic clip
  • Easy installation
  • Dual spray mode: normal spray and a “power wash” mode for more water pressure
  • 360 degree swivel capability

Cons

  • Comes in black and brushed gold/rose gold color which may be limiting to folks with a different design aesthetic or those who don’t care for those colors 

2. Aimadi Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer (Dual Spouts)

For a completely different look, the Aimadi Two Spout with an LED light is an excellent choice for those in the market for an industrial-style faucet.

If the demands of your faucet extend beyond the occasional dish or hand washing and veggie rinsing to filling jugs of water, watering plants or bathing the occasional pet, you will love the versatility of this faucet.

Outfitted with two distinct faucets that both swivel to the side of the sink, you can choose to use a faucet with higher clearance or one with more power for washing stubborn food from dishes. The faucet “dock” keeps the longer spout anchored when not in use while the shorter one stays accessible for hand washing and such.

Made of solid brass in a brushed nickel finish, customers loved the heavy duty feel of this model and some remarked that comparable models cost many times the price in brick and mortar stores.

For families with small children the added safety of the color coded LED light determining temperature gives peace of mind that little hands won’t get burned.

In a classic finish and a modern look this striking faucet will be just the ticket for those with a minimalist, modern or industrial style. 

Pros

  • Dual Spout feature
  • Dual water pressure options on longer spout
  • LED color coded light indicated temperature
  • Low price point
  • Solid brass material

Cons

  • Lever on long spout must be held down when in use 

3. WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel (Pull Out Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer)

Sleek and clean looking the WEWE Faucet with a pull-down sprayer is perfect for those who love a modern, minimalist look or haven’t yet committed to a design style.

The three modes (stream, spray and a pause mode) offer versatility for lots of kitchen tasks. Pause mode is especially useful in avoiding messes on the counter top. Customers noted the quality of this product comparing it to other, more expensive models. One plainly said that you may expect the product to be cheaply made judging by the low price point when in fact it's a well made, low-cost faucet that is absolutely worth purchasing.

Exemplary customer service provided by WEWE was also noted multiple times, a pleasant surprise to customers unfamiliar with the company.

If you are new to DIY or nervous about installing a faucet, this faucet is a great choice in part because of the support you can expect to receive from WEWE.

Pros

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Exemplary customer service
  • Retractable hose 
  • 360 degree swivel
  • Excellent quality product
  • Easy installation

Cons

  • Temperature opposite of standard handle orientation (the cold water setting is designed so that the handle is pushed backward instead of forward for cold and is pulled forward instead of backward for hot).

Other Features to Consider

If you are new to the kitchen reno game or haven’t yet owned a farmhouse sink, there are a few things we recommend keeping in mind before purchasing a faucet to go with your sink. 

1. Clearance of faucet

What might seem like a nice, long faucet could potentially get annoying if it extends down into the basin of the sink too far. Although not an issue if the faucet swivels easily and can be turned completely out of the way, a low hanging tap is worth consideration especially if you cook a lot or use your sink for other purposes (bathing babies or watering plants). 

2. Water Pressure

Different faucets produce water at different levels of pressure which becomes especially important the bigger the sink. Imagine a large farmhouse sink full of dishes (or try not to…) and think of turning on a somewhat wimpy stream of water to tackle the whole sink -full.  Definitely not a fun or efficient sounding proposition. Look for a flow rate of at least one or two gallons per minute (GPMs) and if you don’t see the rate listed on the literature, don’t be afraid to call the manufacturer and ask. That said, a kitchen design expert or general contractor can give you a more specific idea of how much pressure is right for the size sink you have. 

3. Customer Service and Warranty

Once you have your new sink and faucet installed making changes is a huge inconvenience. Knowing what kind of support you will get from the manufacturer can make a big difference in your satisfaction level if something goes wrong. Besides the fact that getting to a problem in the faucet may be tricky, the cost associated with repairs can really add up and soon eclipse any money you saved by installing the faucet yourself or finding a good deal. We recommend you look into the warranty and customer support policy of the company you purchase from and take that into consideration before pulling the trigger on a particular faucet.

4. EasE of Installation

Unless you are an engineer, plumber or contractor, purchasing a product that is relatively simple and quick to install is a huge part of getting a satisfactory product. Kitchen faucets are generally not expensive enough that the added cost of installation is incidental, so finding one that goes in without a ton of stress and drama is a must. If you buy a faucet and struggle to understand the instructions or need parts that aren’t included, your experience can go from good to bad fast, and the money you spent can easily double. Thankfully, there are many options on the market that have proven excellent for first timers, just be sure to look into the experience of others before you make a final decision. 

Conclusion

The bottom line is this: When installing a faucet for a farmhouse sink you don’t want just any old faucet. You want the quality and functionality of your new faucet to match that of your gorgeous farmhouse sink.

Taking the time to think about the way you use your kitchen can go a long way in steering you toward a faucet that will make you happy for years to come.

  • Do you do a lot of cooking?
  • Do you have small children washing their hands and getting drinks of water?
  • Do you  eat at home or prefer to eat at restaurants more often?
  • How many people live in your house?
  • What color/type of material is your farmhouse sink?

These are just a handful of the options available to you if you are in the market for a faucet to go in a farmhouse sink and want to keep your cost to under $150.

Once you have an idea of how much use your sink will get and exactly how your kitchen functions you can look at specific features and hone your options. At that point let your style take over and think of your faucet as not only functional but a design statement. These steps will lead you toward a faucet that you love which also works hard for you for a long time to come.

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