What Are the Types of Kitchen Faucets?

Kitchen faucets are one of the essential items in the kitchen. Just like other essential appliances, there is no kitchen without a faucet. 

With the numerous products that are present in the market, all you need is a little bit of guidance in choosing the right one. You should carefully select the kitchen faucets considering the materials used, finish, style, how they operate, and so on. 

This article here is going to help you understand the different types of faucets available and we’ll look at each of them in detail.

Best Types of Kitchen Faucets in 2022

Options of kitchen faucets are endless and the following are the types of kitchen faucets currently available in the market. 

1. Pull-Down Faucets

With this type of faucet, you can pull down the spray wand straight into the sink. The spray head does not come out like pull-out faucets. They come straight down into the sink avoiding water splashing all over. A built-in magnetized docking is required to put the spray wand back in its place. 

Pull-down faucets are ideal for larger or deeper sinks so you can wash off all the corners. Easy for people with mobility issues as the hose of the faucet retracts on its own.

Features

Information

Size

1/2 to 3/8 inches 

Style & design

Contemporary and transitional

Handle type

Single-handle

Faucet height

10 to 16 inches

 Faucet arc

High arc

Sprayer function

Pull-down sprayer

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Matte black, polished chrome, champagne bronze, arctic stainless

Price

Starts from $150 and goes above $800

2. Pull-Out Faucets

People often get confused with pull-out and pull-down faucets. Pull-out faucets have a longer hose and can be pulled to the farthest corners of the sink which will help you to clean things easily. 

The hose can be controlled easily and you can fill larger pots outside of the sink. Pull-out faucets come in more different styles than pull-down faucets. They have only one handle so you can adjust the temperature in one hand while using the pull-out in the other. 

Features

Information

Size

3/8 inch 

Style & design

Industrial, modern and traditional

Handle type

Single-handle

Faucet height

Starts from 7.5 inches approximately

 Faucet arc

High arc

Sprayer function

Pull-out sprayer

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Stainless, matte black, and chrome

Price

Starts from $100 and goes above $500

3. Single-handle Faucets

As the name suggests, this type of faucet has only one handle either in the middle or side of the sink to operate the faucet. You should adjust the lever to get the required temperature of heat or cold. It takes some time to get adjusted with this faucet as you have to use the same handle to get both hot and cold water.

Single-handle Faucets

Features

Information

Size

3/8 inches

Style & design

Modern and transitional

Handle type

Single-handle

Faucet height

10 to 15.5 inches

 Faucet arc

High arc

Sprayer function

Side sprayer

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Spot resist stainless, bronze and chrome

Price

Starts from $50 and goes up to $500

4. Double-handle Faucets

The spout is at the center with two handles on either side of the faucet to adjust the temperatures to heat and cold. This faucet is best suited for all types of kitchen themes adding more style. You get more water with this faucet than with a single-handle faucet. 

The handles are attached to the same central piece or a few inches from the faucet. Just like how you have separate connections of cold and hot water in your bathroom, you need to install separate water pipes for hot and cold water for double faucet handles in your kitchen. 

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Features

Information

Size

1/2 inch

Style & design

Modern and transitional

Handle type

Two-handle

Faucet height

10 to 15 inches

 Faucet arc

High arc

Sprayer function

Pull-down and side sprayer available

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Oil-rubbed bronze, brushed brass, polished chrome, Matte black

Price

Starts from $100 and goes up to $500

5. Touchless Faucets

Touchless faucets have a built-in sensor that detects the hand or any object's movement and sets the flow of water. All you need to do is to wave your hand across the sensor to initiate the water flow. This faucet is a good choice for people with mobility issues as they don’t have to twist the handle. 

Also, you don’t have to worry about color fading off because of the fingerprints and water spots. The material used in this type of faucet is fingerprint and water spots resistant giving you an all-new look for a long time. 

Touchless Faucets

Features

Information

Size

3/8 inches

Style & design

Modern and commercial style designs

Handle type

Single-handle

Faucet height

15 to 18 inches

 Faucet arc

Most of the touchless faucets are designed with high-arc

Sprayer function

Pull-down

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Champagne bronze, spot shield stainless, chrome, and matte black

Price

Starts from $100 and goes above $500

6. Pot Filler Faucets

One of the trendy kitchen faucets is the pot fillers. They are designed with an extended arm that can be swiveled to fill out pots and large vessels. They are adjustable and can be installed above the stove to avoid carrying heavy-filled pots from the sink to the stove. The pipes of the faucet can be bent while cooking and extended when needed.

Pot Filler Faucets

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Features

Information

Size

1/2  inch

Style & design

Classic, Transitional and Modern designs

Handle type

Single-handle in most of the products

Faucet height

8 to 10 inches

 Faucet arc

High-arc

Sprayer function

Extendable arm with built-in sprayer

Mounting

Wall-mount

Finish

Brushed nickel, Mediterranean bronze

Price

Starts from $400 and goes above $1000 for higher-end products

7. Smart Faucets

Taking luxury to a new level, smart faucets can operate hands-free. Connect the faucet to a gadget, record the amount of water spent, and control each and every movement of the faucet with your hand. If you’re a serious cook in your kitchen, this will be a great choice.

Smart Faucets

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Features

Information

Size

1/2 to 3/8 inches

Style & design

Modern and transitional designs

Handle type

Single-handle

Faucet height

15 to 18 inches

 Faucet arc

High-arc

Sprayer function

Pull-down spray wand

Mounting

Deck mount

Finish

Spot resist stainless, Mediterranean bronze, Matte Black and Chrome

Price

Starts from $850 and goes above $1000 depending on the features of the product

8. Wall-Mounted Faucets

Rather than fitting inside the sink, wall-mounted faucets are fitted on the wall which will save you a lot of space. This will be a good choice if you need more countertop space and an aethetcially pleasing clean look for your kitchen. They are available in different colors, styles, and finishes. So, you will have numerous choices to match your kitchen theme. 

wall-mounted-kitchen-faucets

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Features

Information

Size

1/2 to 3/8 inches

Style & design

Traditional, modern and transitional designs

Handle type

Two-handle

Faucet height

8 to 15 inches

 Faucet arc

Both high and low arc are available

Sprayer function

Pull-down sprayer

Mounting

Wall-mount

Finish

Chrome, stainless steel, brass, and brushed nickel

Price

Starts at $50 and goes up to $900

Conclusion

The information in this article was curated by our experts to help you understand the different types of faucets available in the market and how they work. Always make it a point to select a kitchen faucet that will suit your kitchen style and budget needs. Hope this article has answered the questions you had in your mind and will help you make an informed decision.

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