@aaronpk a bit late with a response here, but one annoying thing about my house is that the hose bibb on the front is immediately left of our garage door and next to our walkway to the front door. If someone doesn't put it away or if we have a sprinkler going in the front yard, the hose crosses the walkway. I would think about where you'll use it most and put it close to that without having to cross paths or driveways.
@aaronpk consider contiguous surfaces you might want to irrigate - e.g. if you have landscaping on either side of a concrete walkway, you might want bibbs that can reach each side so you could run irrigation without digging or running lines over the walkway.
Near a driveway/garage and near a front door likely make sense for things like pressure washing paved surfaces, washing cars, etc.
@aaronpk If it gets cold enough frost-free faucets should still be turned off, and if you ever need to change the faucet (for leaks and what not) you will want to be able to turn off the water without having to turn it off at the main.
@circustiger Every hose claims to be kink-free but these ones actually work. You can still mess up by yanking too hard at the wrong moment which will bend the metal shell too far, but these are pretty great.
@fgtech For the frost free part to work the valve extends inside your insulation envelope. If you get a really cold snap you want the extra insurance of shutting off farther back. Also, the manual valve makes life easier if you ever need to replace a faucet. Nothing lasts forever.
@aaronpk We have three and it’s just right, though the size of the property and placement of gardens will matter. Wherever you put them, make sure you can readily access shutoff valves, which you want even for frost-free faucets.
@aaronpk there are three at our house, one of them under the deck 🤦♀️ The frustration with the placement of the other two is that we needed a massive hose to be able to water the far back corner of the yard, and in the front yard have to drag the hose across the driveway (and around the car) to water everything. It also made setting up soaker hoses for the yard obnoxious -- having water on the garden side of the walkway would have been so appreciated. I guess it'd be handy placement for carwashing but that's better for the environment to do at a carwash 🤷♀️
@aaronpk we built a house 3 years ago. I wished I had placed more outdoor faucets and more outdoor outlets. Also, if you are doing new construction, plan ahead for power for mounted spot lights and/or cameras around the outside of the house.
@aaronpk When we had a house, we had 3, one near the garage for washing cars and rinsing tools, etc. One in the back yard for everything that happens back there and one in the front opposite the garage for watering plants and front yard play. or put one and buy a long hose :-)