Replacing a Faucet
Ryan and Chloe currently have a three-hole faucet but they are converting to a stylish one-hole faucet made by Danze. It’s Danze’s Antioch Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in brushed nickel.
You might be wondering how this is possible when the sink has two extra holes — it’s a simple fix.
A Danze faucet repair kit includes a plate that conceals the now-unnecessary two holes at the sides, leaving room just for the single-hole faucet. We selected the kit carefully because the number of holes a faucet has, and how far apart they are, is important if you’re reusing a countertop. Three-hole faucets can be arranged in a 4-inch or 8-inch spread, so you need to know the kind of faucet (and its spread) beforehand.
Finally, there’s a fun feature on this new faucet: It includes a touch-down drain assembly; you simply push down on the drain cover to retain water; push up to drain.
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