Q: I am installing a wet bar in my finished basement. I’m planning on a granite countertop with an under-mounted bar sink. My question is with the faucet. I don’t want the standard candy cane-type bar faucet. I’m looking for something like a high spout, pull-out type kitchen faucet. But, a kitchen faucet is a little too big for the area. Any suggestions?
A: In this case I would suggest you keep it in the family. That may sound like unsound plumbing advice, so please let me explain.
In recent years, a new trend in high-end kitchen faucets has become very popular, and it’s called “faucet families.” Simply put, a faucet family would include a standard-size kitchen faucet for the kitchen sink and a smaller copy of that kitchen faucet for the island prep sink.
This me and mini-me look can really tie a kitchen together style-wise.
The good news is if you look around, you should be able to order the smaller style faucet separately. I recommend you find a plumbing supply house that carries faucet families, choose the style you like for your new bar sink, and then drink up all the benefits a smaller-size kitchen faucet can offer!
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