Not only does the faucet you choose for your kitchen affect the overall look of the room, but if you cook a lot (or if you don't own a dishwasher), the convenience of its design will affect you every day. For our 2016 faucet guide, we've taken both form and function into consideration—and to raise the stakes even higher, set a price cap at $200. These options meet the trifecta—they're pretty, practical, and very well-priced.
This budget buy has a chrome spot-resistant finish that makes water marks and fingerprints less visible. When your hands are dirty, you'll appreciate a single-handle faucet that turns on with a flip of the wrist.
A sleek, minimalist design makes this faucet super elegant. The high arc style not only looks great, but it also leaves plenty of space for pots and pans underneath.
At less than $120, this IKEA option with a pull-out spout for rinsing dishes is a bargain. If you don't own a dishwasher, this kitchen upgrade is going to make every day a little bit easier. If you rent, you can even switch out the faucet, and then take the new one with you when you move (check out our list of other kitchen updates this works for).
The spout on this double-handle faucet can rotate 360 degrees, so it can reach every part of the sink or can swivel out of the way when you're washing a large pot. Thin cylindrical handles add to this faucet's stylish modern look.
A pull-out handle and a matching soap dispenser make this affordable faucet stand out. You can also choose between an aerated flow that's great for watering houseplants and a powerful spray for rinsing off dishes.
The design of this modern faucet is understated, but the vertical single handle is an unexpected feature. Built with drip-free ceramic disc valves, this model won't turn into another nightmare leaky faucet.
Our Previous Lists:
- Contemporary Kitchen Faucets Under $300
- 15 Single-Lever Faucets for Every Budget
- The Best Water-Saving Kitchen Faucets
This brass wall-mounted faucet with porcelain handles captures all the beautiful details of a vintage fixture. Bookmark this budget option, and use the money saved to pair it with a farmhouse sink.
A blend of classic style and modern aesthetic, this faucet has a timeless design that won't look dated in a few years. A side spray is convenient for filling up pots outside the sink.
High-tech and ergonomically designed, Kohler's Simplice offers a lot of features for a faucet that falls in the under $200 category. A magnetic docking system secures the pull-out spray head in place, temperature memory means the water will be the same temperature as the last time you used it, and control buttons let you choose between a stream and a spray.
This stainless steel faucet with an exposed spring spout lends a modern industrial vibe to a kitchen. Reviewers love its stylish design and ease of use.
We love the dark oil-rubbed bronze finish on this faucet. If you're a fan of gorgeous black and white kitchens (here's all the inspiration you'll need), consider this attractive option.
This spring spout faucet comes in four different finishes, including chrome—but how beautiful is the antique copper option above.
We love this faucet's two-tone finish, created by pairing stainless steel and black onyx. And it's as high-tech as it looks: A special aerator reduces water waste, without comprising water pressure.
Other Good Resources:
- Best Budget Kitchen Faucets - Remodelista
- Luxury vs. Bargain: Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets - This Old House
- Where to Find Gorgeous Fixtures for Your Kitchen Renovation - Architectural Digest