8 Popular Kitchen Sink Taps

A kitchen sink can provide you with a great spot for preparing food, washing dishes, filling pots and more. The sink is integral to the kitchen; just as important as kitchen lighting and appliances. There are amazing faucets you can choose from these days, including high tech options.

There are many varieties of kitchen faucets. Faucets that finish your kitchen sink in style with spray heads, double and single handle faucets, and pull-down kitchen faucets for an improved water flow and easy washing, as well as different finishes such as stainless steel. These are designed with many functional features and can make a world of difference in your space.

Pull Down

A pull-down kitchen faucet uses a spray wand that pulls down straight into the sink. This can work for cleaning dishes or produce. It is the most basic and popular type of faucet available today.

Pull-down faucets are available in many styles and budgets ranging from $75 to 2K and up.  You should stay away from the cheaper models as they don’t have the durability, nor the beauty of a well-crafted pull-down faucet.

pull down kitchen faucet
single handle kitchen faucet

Single Handle

A single-handle faucet uses a singular lever that you can position from left to right to trigger the water flow, warm or cold. It can take a bit of time to get the water to your desired temperature depending on what task you are trying to perform.


A pull-out faucet is different for how it can be pulled out directly towards you. It can work with a small button on its tap that allows you to adjust the flow of water coming out of the faucet.

The biggest difference between a pull-down and pull-out faucet is that the pull-out faucet has a body that works in a straight line. A pull down faucet is one with a curve that can only be pulled downward.

Seperate Sprayer

When looking for something more flexible for your kitchen, a separate spray faucet might be ideal for you. This uses a separate handle with a trigger that can activate a spraying motion inside the sink. The regular flow of water from the main tap will work when you are not triggering the separate spray nozzle.

The handle is linked to the water supply that comes from a regular tap. When you turn on the normal tap, the spray nozzle will be active as water can be quickly rerouted to the tap without problems.

Dual Handle

A dual-handle kitchen faucet has separate levers for warm and cool water. Sometimes, these two handles can be attached to the same central piece or they can be placed a few inches apart from each other. Either way, they would be right on the sides of the main tap. This would also require separate connections to hot and cold water just like what you might find in your bathroom.

dual handle sink faucet

Motion Detector Faucet

Another popular modern trend is a motion detection-based choice. This works with you simply placing your hand over a sensor to get the water to come out. You could also place a pot or other utensil under the tap. You can always adjust the temperature of it by simply using a lever at the base.

The sensor will typically be placed in the middle part of the faucet near its base. It should be easily visible through a dark spot. This should be used properly so you’ll actually get such a special faucet like this to work properly.

Pot Filler

A pot filler faucet is made with a special body that moves outward. It can swivel outward and go over a pot or other large item in your sink. This is identical to what you might find in a commercial sink. Some models like this are made to fit onto a wall and can link to your plumbing system from there.

pot filler

Commercial Style

A commercial style faucet uses a long flexible design. It is more flexible from the base and doesn’t have as much of a cover to it. Depending on the style you choose, you might find multiple taps for different needs. This style is designed to create a more modern appearance in your kitchen.