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When to Choose Two Faucets



How Many Faucets Does My Kitchen Sink Need?

A big decision when considering a larger kitchen sink is how many faucets to install. We normally see people opt for double faucets with sinks measuring 39 inches and above, when there is more space for multiple users. Having two faucets makes sharing the sink with your sous chef or dish-washer fun and efficient.


Any sink 39 inches or larger is a perfect candidate for dual faucets.

When entertaining with dual faucets, one side can be used as an ice and beverage station or as the dedicated prep area, while the other side of the sink remains open with easy access to running water to clean as you go. It operates almost like having two separate sinks side by side.

Working side by side makes cleaning as you go an effortless task. If you have multiple hands coming in and out of the kitchen, having an additional faucet to the side becomes the go-to area for washing hands, washing dishes, or rinsing produce.


When considering spacing your faucets, there are a few things to take into consideration:

  • Do you plan on using the sink solo or with multiple users? If your kitchen has a lot of flying elbows, you will want to make sure you have room for two people to work at the sink.

  • Is your sink single or double bowl? The dual faucets in the kitchen pictured above were initially going to be set at the middle points of two equal halves. It was decided that each faucet would be moved about an inch outward to give more elbow room. For a double bowl kitchen sink, you will want to factor in where the spray from the faucets will go. Usually one faucet takes on the larger bowl and the second faucet can swivel over the large and small bowls.

  • How far back should I cut my faucet holes?
    This depends on the stem-to-head distance of your faucet ("X", to the left). If your faucet has good reach, say 9" or more, you can be more flexible on how far back the faucet placement is. For a shorter reaching faucet, you will want to try to push it up as close to the sink as your countertop professionals will allow.
  • How far back should I cut my faucet holes?
    This depends on the stem-to-head distance of your faucet ("X", to the left). If your faucet has good reach, say 9" or more, you can be more flexible on how far back the faucet placement is. For a shorter reaching faucet, you will want to try to push it up as close to the sink as your countertop professionals will allow.
A dual faucet installation allows you to utilzie your workstation sink's features without interrupting other's access and use of the utility's functions.

Increased Efficiency in the Kitchen


There's no need to hault your prep work with a second kitchen faucet.

Opting for two faucets is a great way to maximize the efficiency of large, oversized workstation sinks. Our workstation sink accessories glide easily along the rail system, making it easy to toggle between tasks. As you slide the accessories, you can utilize one faucet for rinsing veggies in the colander while leaving the other side of the sink open for washing dishes as you go. A double faucet set up at your kitchen sink allows several sets of hands to work together in the kitchen to tackle dinnertime and clean up.

The design impact of dual faucets can be as loud and forward or as minimal and understated as you like. This really will depend on the style, finish, and size of your faucets.