Everything You Need to Know About Bridge Faucets
With so many kitchen and bath faucet styles to choose from, many homeowners never even explore all of their options. Bridge faucets are stylish fixtures that can add classic beauty to any home. However, most stores don’t sell them anymore, so some people have never heard of or seen them before. Explore what makes bridge faucets unique for use in the kitchen and bath.
Authentic and Classic Style
For a traditional or vintage style in a kitchen, bridge faucets are the ideal fixture. They date back to the Victorian period where indoor plumbing was still a recent invention. The divided and pipe-like base is quaint and charming, working equally well in a cozy cottage kitchen or a spacious vintage villa. Few other faucet styles look quite as old-fashioned as the bridge design.
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Matching Mounting Patterns
Since all bridge faucets are two- to three-hole designs, you can’t immediately mount them on a vanity or countertop cut for a single-hole fixture. Make sure to count and measure the holes on the existing top before ordering a particular bridge faucet. For a classic style without the need for multiple mounting holes, try a gooseneck single-hole kitchen faucet instead.
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Easy Cleaning and Temperature Control
With two separate taps on all bridge faucets, it’s easy to get precise temperature control. That’s ideal in the kitchen and bathroom alike. Various styles of easy-turn taps make it easy to get just the right temperature each time, even when using the sink with dirty or full hands. The raised base design of the bridge faucet also makes it easy to keep clean around these fixtures.