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55 E. 111th St.
PO Box 40980
Indianapolis, IN 46280
1‑800‑438‑6673
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Will it Fit My Sink?

Learning how to replace a faucet is a satisfying do-it-yourself home improvement project. Installing or replacing a faucet requires only a few tools and relatively little time, but it can make a big difference in the look and function of your room.

The first question to ask of any potential kitchen faucet is "Will it fit my sink?" To find the answer, you need to do the following:

  1. Determine the number of holes in your sink by using the pictures and descriptions below.
  2. Determine the space between the holes (applicable only if your sink has 3 or 4 holes).

Sinks generally come in one of three configurations: 6”, 8”, and 6”-16”. The faucet will cover the holes in most of these configurations. You will need to measure the width between the outer holes or estimate it by measuring the width of the deck plate.

3-Hole Sink

A 3-hole sink is very common. Here, the kitchen faucet usually has a plate that covers the three holes (called an escutcheon or deck plate).

4-Hole Sink

A 4-hole sink is the most common kitchen sink. A 4-hole-sink faucet is like a 3-hole faucet (see above), with the addition of a soap dispenser or sprayer.

2-Hole Sink

A 2-hole sink usually has one hole for a single-hole faucet and a second hole for an accessory, such as a soap dispenser or sprayer. This sink might also be a bar or prep sink.

1-Hole Sink

A 1-hole sink accommodates only a single-hole faucet. There is no escutcheon or deck plate. There are no accessories.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to a successful kitchen faucet replacement. To learn more about how to install a kitchen faucet, view our how-to videos.

Learning how to replace a faucet is a satisfying do-it-yourself home improvement project. Installing or replacing a faucet requires only a few tools and relatively little time, but it can make a big difference in the look and function of your room.

The first question to ask of any potential bathroom faucet is "Will it fit my sink?" To find the answer, you need to do the following:

  1. Determine the number of holes in your sink by using the pictures and descriptions below.
  2. Determine the space between the holes (applicable only if your sink has 3 or 4 holes).

Sinks generally come in one of three configurations: 6”, 8”, and 6”-16”. The faucet will cover the holes in most of these configuration. You will need to measure the width between the outer holes or estimate it by measuring the width of the deck plate.

3-Hole Sink

A 3-hole sink is very common in bathrooms. Depending on the spacing of the holes, you can choose a centerset, mini-widespread, or widespread bathroom faucet.

2-Hole-Sink

A 2-hole sink usually accommodates a 4” centerset faucet. This is the easiest bathroom faucet to install or replace.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to a successful bathroom faucet replacement. To learn more about how to install a bathroom faucet, view our how-to videos.