How to Choose the Right Kitchen Faucet

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

An infographic showing how to choose the right kitchen faucet

There’s really no space in your home more utilitarian than the kitchen sink, but with the right faucet, this supremely practical spot could be a beautiful focal point.

Replacing your kitchen faucet is a fairly simple update, and it can make a world of difference in an outdated kitchen. Knowing how to choose a kitchen faucet to fit your sink or countertop goes beyond the styling, but it isn’t difficult.

How to Choose a Kitchen Faucet

To get started, first determine how many holes exist in your sink (or your countertop if you have an undermount sink) with your current fixtures. This will determine what type of replacement faucet can fit into your old faucet’s place.

In the graphic above, we walk you through your options depending on how many holes exist in your current sink (or countertop).

If you have a sink with 1 hole, you can choose between either a single handle faucet or a single handle faucet with a deckplate.
If you have a sink with 2 holes, you can choose between either a single handle with an accessory (like a sprayer or soap dispenser) or a double-handle faucet.
If you have a sink with 3 holes,  your options increase. You can choose between a single handle with a deckplate, a faucet with two accessories (like a detached handle, soap dispenser, or sprayer), or a double-handle faucet with one accessory.
If you have a sink with 4 holes, you can choose between a single handle with a deckplate, a single handle with three accessories, or a double handle with one accessory.

Next, figure out what type of faucet will work best for you. Do you prefer two separate handles? Or would a single handle and several accessories better suit your needs? Use this helpful graphic to determine which faucet will suit your space and your taste!

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