Flaunting Faucets


The hardware in a bathroom or kitchen sink can really set off the room. Different designs, styles and features allow you to dress up and draw attention to the space. Always try to update the fixtures especially the faucets. Make sure if you switch out the sink faucet you also match it to the shower or tub faucets as well.

Not all faucet types work with every sink, so it’s important to make sure the faucet you choose will fit your sink or basin especially when you are remodeling a potential flip. Also be sure to know what your faucet drillings are before you make that trip to Lowe’s on your lunch break.  Here’s a look at each.

Faucet Drillings

remodeling bathrooms and kitchensWidespread Faucets- They have a spout with separate hot and cold water handles. Widespread faucets are available from 6-in to 16-in drillings for 3-hole predrilled installation basins.

Center-set Faucets (mini-widespread)-They’re made for 4-in predrilled with 3-hole installation basins. They combine a spout and valves on a single base unit. Center-set faucets may have a single-handle mixing lever or two handles mounted onto a 6-in plate.

Single Hole Faucets: They may have a single handle mixing lever, two handles or may be touchless or touch-activated. Some single hole faucets have an optional cover plate for predrilled 4-in-drill installations.

Wall-mounted Faucets: They’re available for above-the-counter and freestanding basins that require a long spout for extended reach. They won’t work with basins that have predrilled holes. Wall-mounted faucets require a separate wall-mounted valve and drain for installation. Make sure the spout is long enough for basin clearance and that the sink is deep enough to prevent water splashing on your floor or countertops.


 Faucet Colors and Finishesfaucet finishes 2

  • Black
  • Brass (antique or polished)
  • Bronze
  • Chrome (matte, brushed or polished)
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Iron
  • Nickel (brushed and pearl)faucet finishes
  • Stainless Steel




Faucet Control Options

Different Faucet Sytles

Some Different Faucet Styles

Like color and finish choices there are a variety of options for the simple act of turning a faucet on or off.

Lever Handles: Their design makes them easy to grip and turn. Lever handles are available in many decorative styles.

Joystick: A control similar to a lever, with a different look and a different range of motion.

Cross Handles: Models offer different finishes to coordinate with the room’s décor.

Knobs: These function like cross handles, but offer a different style.

Push-buttons: Turn the water on with a push instead of turning a handle or knob.

Touchless: Motion-activated faucets don’t require handles or knobs at all. Simply place your hands under the spout to activate.

Touch-activated: Like touchless models, these faucets don’t require you to manipulate handles or knobs. Activate them or turn them off with a simple tap. A handle controls the water temperature and acts as a manual control. Great for kitchens when your hands might be messy or full.


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Erik Hitzelberger has been Real Estate Investor since 2007. While learning the ropes in the market down-cycle, he now teaches others how to use his systems and leverage other people's expertise to achieve their own goals.

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