Manufacturers of kitchen faucet offer single-handle and double-handle types that you can choose from. Depending on your requirements and the functions you’re looking for, you can go for either of the two.

What are the pros and cons of opting for a single-handle?

First of all, it’s easier to use and install as it only needs a single hole to be cut out on your countertop. The most advanced single-handle unit can perform the same level of control as the two-handle. And those units found on the market are all stylish that can make your kitchen stand out.

According to Doug from FaucetAssistant, a single-handle kitchen faucet has limited capacities though. And if it has hot and cold temperature system installed, it can be difficult for you to know where to turn to achieve the desired temperature of your water. Then, when it comes to leaking, you need to shut off the entire hot and cold water valves when replacing the faucet.

How about the pros and cons of double-handle kitchen faucet?

Compared with the single-handle type, a double-handle gives you more control allowing you to easily adjust water temperature according to your preference. You can also better control the flow rate of the water. Getting hot and cold water can also be better controlled with a double-handle unit.

But this type is difficult to install. It needs 3 holes to be cut out. And if the two handles leak, the cost doubles because you need to get 2 replacement handles.

Despite the pros and cons of these two types, the best option will still depend on your requirements. You also need to look into your current sink if a double-handle can be installed or if it can only accommodate a single-handle kitchen faucet. Study those benefits and advantages before you make a final decision.