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Single Hole Kitchen Faucet

May 5th, 2010

single-hole-kitchen-faucet.jpgKitchen faucets are available in such a variety of designs that it becomes difficult to figure out which one to pick up. From single-hole to four-hole models, and from chrome to nickel, one can seem metaphorically left at sea while trying to pick one that would suit our purpose the best. Therefore, it is often a good idea to assess your requirements and technical details first, and then focus on the category of faucets that will work well for your particular situation. While bridge faucets can be fixed onto two, three, or four sink holes, wall-mount ones can be fixed to the wall and not the sink. It is essential to know the technical details before one can go further.

Single-hole or single-control kitchen faucets, as they are alternatively called, use only one hole for installation. The lever on the faucet helps you to adjust the amount of hot or cold water coming out of the spout. The spout reach determines how far in the sink the water will fall. Many manufacturers include a soap dispenser along with the faucet.

There are a variety of single hole kitchen faucets; some of them are simply single hole without any extra features, but many others come with additional features like a pull-out or hand sprayer and a sidespray. While a pull-out spray entails that one can pull out the end of the faucet where the water exits from and use it as a sprayer, a sidespray on the other hand will require an additional hole in the sink to be installed. A gourmet single-hole kitchen faucet comes with a swivel spout and a pull-out spray. Basically, this gourmet faucet serves the function of two faucets at the same time. And yes, it is possible to use water from the two spouts simultaneously.

All of these designs, whether with a pull-out spray, a sidespray, a gourmet faucet, or only the kitchen faucet by itself, are sold as separate groups. Make sure you do not end up paying more for a single-hole faucet because you missed the fact that it included a sidespray when you didn’t need one.

Single-hole faucets are extremely easy to install or replace. They are available in a number of finishes like chrome, brass, and nickel among others. The quality, design, and finish you choose will determine the price you pay for it, which can be anything from $100 to $600. Designs vary from traditional to modern. Amazon.com, SinksFaucetsAndMore.com and ActionSupply.com have good collections to explore. Meanwhile, you can also take a look at what your local store offers, as this may give you a better idea of what your faucet will look like and how you might be able to install it.

Related article: Bridge Kitchen Faucet

This article was supplied by Nidhi Varma.

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