Different Types of Faucets for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Different Types of Faucets for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

When it comes to choosing the perfect faucet for your bathroom or kitchen, you’ll want to match form with function. But with all of the different options on the market, how are you supposed to know which is the best model for your home? Well, these are some of the most common faucets for your bathroom and kitchen.

Bathroom Faucets

Center Set

These are one of the most popular for bathrooms and feature separate handles for hot and cold water. They’re typically installed as a single body.

Spread Fit

This faucet looks similar to center sets, but rather than having a single body, the water spout and handles are spread out and require separate holes for each piece.

Single Handle

As the name implies, single handle faucets feature one handle that sits on the spouts and controls both hot and cold water. These typically appeal to those without much sink space or who don’t want to do too much drilling.

Sprinkle Faucets

Rather than using a traditional circular pattern, sprinkle faucets expel water in a rectangular shape. They tend to give sinks a more modern look and feel.

Kitchen Faucets

Pull Down

This is the most basic type of kitchen faucet and features a stationary base with a spray wand that pulls down into your sink.


Dual-handle faucets give you better control over the temperature of your water. However, they’ll need separate hot and cold water lines.

Separate Spray

This faucet features a main tap and a separate spray hose that is triggered by a handle. When one is on, the other will be off.


Motion-sensor faucets are great for reducing the spread of germs. Rather than having to touch a faucet to wash your hands after handling raw meat, you can just wave your hands in front of the faucet to get the water flowing.

Wondering what faucet fixture will be best for your home? Ask the experts at Wahl! We can help with any and all of your plumbing needs in the greater Pittsburgh area — just give a call!