Every household uses their kitchen in a slightly different way. Many folks cook multiple-course meals for their families nearly every day, while some whip up dinner for one. Some love to bake, while others only fire up the oven when absolutely necessary. And while doing the dishes is nobody's favorite task, the amount of hand-washing we have to do varies greatly on the size of the household, access to a dishwasher, and the type of cookware that's most frequently used.

Kitchen sinks, when installed with a specific lifestyle function in mind, can easily become a centerpiece element in the kitchen, and it largely depends on the type of faucet you're working with. Each style is slightly different, and some are far better suited for certain household needs than others. Here are the most popular types of kitchen faucet styles available, so you can find one that aligns perfectly with your home life.

1. Single-Hole Faucet

This type of kitchen faucet is one of the most straightforward styles to install, as it requires only one countertop hole. Traditional single-hole styles have a lever-shaped tap located above the faucet neck, while in the above image, the tap handle is located near the base. Adjusting this type of tap to get the stream intensity and water temperature you want may take a little bit of getting used to, though the stylistic payoff is worth it. Single-hole faucets can be put in place by any plumber, and they're usually simple enough for the DIY-savvy to install as well.

2. Widespread Faucet

Widespread kitchen faucets don't have one uniform look. The widespread signifier in the name refers to the multiple countertop holes that the setup requires. Some styles combine a single-hole faucet with a side sprayer, or even a built-in dish soap pump. In the image above, the faucet is flanked by two tap handles and a side sprayer. Though it looks beautiful, this style tends to get a little gunky between the handle crevices, and it may be more practical for the home that doesn't have to handwash a large load of dishes every day.

3. Pull-Down Faucet

You may also see this style referred to as an "industrial faucet," and that's because they're true kitchen workhorses. A fabulous complement to the modern-farmhouse aesthetic, this single-hole faucet style features a long hose neck that offers a wide range of motion to thoroughly rinse off cookware. The water flow can usually be flipped from a steady stream to a stronger spray by a switch on the spout. Because it works so effectively (and it's also pretty fun to use!), it's a great kitchen faucet type for handwash-heavy households.

4. Double-Handle Single Hole Faucets

This style of kitchen faucet is a different, more classic-style take on the single-hole faucet, and it offers the same easy installation, too. Its two handles can be individually adjusted for hot and cold water, which make it easy to use, but it can potentially be frustrating at times to turn two taps on to get the perfect dish-washing temperature.

5. Bridge Faucet

Bridge-style faucets can be categorized as widespread faucets, because they require at least two holes in the countertop to install, and are identifiable by the "bridge" that connects the separate handles to the faucet neck. It adds a touch of shabby-chic style, without making a space look dated.

6. Centerset Faucet

Centerset faucets are another type of widespread faucet. They offer simple, straightforward functionality, and they're installed into two or more countertop holes. The handles, faucet, and potentially the side sprayer are all connected on one base plate. Folks who prefer maneuvering two handles for hot and cold water will find this style one of the easiest to use.

7. Wall-Mounted Faucet

Wall-mounted faucets are a gorgeous feature in a kitchen because of their unique, rustic look. Also, because they aren't mounted to the base of the sink, they won't get dirty with soap scum as quickly as some of these other styles. However, its setup may be best left to a professional, as the sink's plumbing will need to be moved in order to accommodate the new faucet position. If you have a home-renovation wish list going, this is one to add to the very top!

8. Pot Filler

Pot fillers are another type of wall-mounted faucet, and the major distinction between the two is that pot fillers are usually installed over a stove range, in order to fill pots up with water to boil. These are a pretty uncommon special kitchen feature, and you can usually tell that folks who have them probably watch a lot of Fixer Upper because of their quirky, farmhouse-style charm!

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