The Best Types of Faucets for Your Home

October 27, 2022


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Out of all the DM’s we receive daily, there seems to be a common theme surrounding the different types of faucets we use and love. We get it! Faucets are something you don’t want to replace just a month later (it’s a pain), and finding an aesthetically pleasing and high-functioning faucet is more challenging than you’d expect.

While the overall functionality of a faucet is a key factor, the first thing you’ll want to decipher in your faucet search is the style of faucet you’re after. Does your kitchen remodel call for a pull-down faucet or a bridge faucet? Would a single-hole faucet or widespread faucet look best in your powder bathroom? They’re so many styles on the market day, but we’re sharing the models we use and love across our projects.

Scroll below for our favorite faucet styles:

Type 1: Bridge Kitchen Faucet

“A bridge faucet has two handles – one for hot water and one for cold – that are joined by a horizontal connector pipe. The pipe is exposed above the countertop rather than underneath it. It forms a “bridge” between the hot and cold water lines (Julia Blanner)”. This faucet is perfect for places like a guest kitchen, pantry, or powder bathroom.

#thelakeloft mother-in-law suite kitchen

Type 2: Single Handle Bathroom Faucet

A single-handle faucet is easily identifiable by the handle sitting on top of a ball-shaped cap on top of the faucet spout. The single handle moves side to side to control the temperature and lifts up to control the water flow. We often use this style of faucet in kids’ and guest bathrooms, as they’re the most user-friendly faucets.

#thelakeloft jack & jill bathroom

Type 3: Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucet

Widespread faucets feature separate hot and cold handles that are independent of the spout and can be mounted on the countertop or on sinks. We like to use widespread faucets in bathrooms mainly (they look great with freestanding tubs)!

#thelakeloft primary bathroom

Type 4: Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

With a pull-down faucet, the spray wand is an extension of the faucet that you pull down. We use this style of faucet in 99% if not all of our kitchen designs. Pull-down faucets are often the most high-functioning and versatile of all faucet styles.

#thelakeloft kitchen

Type 6: Kitchen Sink Beverage Faucet

A beverage faucet is smaller than a kitchen sink faucet, and it’s part of a system that includes an undercounter water filter. Most beverage faucets install with just a cold-water line. We include this faucet in the high-end custom kitchen or bar projects, and our clients never regret including on in their designs!

#thelakeloft kitchen

Type 7: Wall Mounted Bathroom Faucet

Wall-mount faucets mount to the wall behind a sink and appear as though they’re floating over the sink. Opting to do this faucet in our projects is driven more by our design wants than functionality. They tend to be much more difficult to install, but they look amazing!

#thelakeloft lower-level bathroom

Which faucet style is your favorite? Follow us on Instagram to see these faucets in action!


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