If you have a standard 20x17, you may also want to look at single hole sinks; the faucets for those can be much higher.
As mentioned in previous posts, we moved to a new place (basic structure from 1979 with some modernizing).
Anyway, my wife has decided that the master bathroom sink is too low (32 inch), but fortunately, before we had the thing ripped out, I inquired further and found out that only the height of the faucet spout really mattered to her.
The sink is a very standard 20x17 porcelain as seen at big boxes, with 4 inches between the hot and cold hole centers. In poking around online, the biggest increase I can get from a "high-arc" or "high-rise" bathroom faucet is another 4 inches of height, which is an inch or two short of what we want.
1 - Is there any reason not to use a Kitchen or Bar faucet as long as it fits the hole pattern ? We never fill the sink, so the lack of a pull is unimportant. I've seen some Bar Faucets online that have the right spout height and have 4 inch spacing, and certainly lots of high Kitchen faucets, although most require at least 6 inch spacing.
2 - Is there such a thing as an "extender" or "spacer" (or perhaps another term is used) that would raise up the existing faucet ?
3 - Any other suggestions or recommendations of specific faucets with high spouts ?
Last edited by kstuart; 04-06-2011 at 06:13 PM.
IF the center hole is large enough, most companies make plates designed to match to cover those extra holes (essentially, it is one larger flat plate). Some manufacturers make vanity pull-out faucets, which, if you are going to do something like wash your hair, is a lot nicer than sticking it under a fixed faucet, no matter how high it is. This is one example of a faucet with a pull-out for a vanity: http://www.grohecatalog.com/product/33171
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Use a Bar faucet. If you have found ones online that have 4 inch spacing and a spout height right for you, then you are in luck.
most bar faucets ARE 4" centers and as long as you do not need a drain operating rod it will work. However, most of them also have the spout directed straight down so there is not a lot of space between the water flow and the back of the sink. These days ALL sink faucets are 8", although some can be converted to 6" for the occasional Sears sink with 6" hole spacing.
I did a lot of web searching, and the 4" centers Bar Faucet looks like the best option. Bathroom Faucets seems to be low, and Bar Faucets high as part of their designs - presumably Bar Faucets need to fill a Water Pitcher or Thermos, hence the high arc.
So, since we don't use the drain plug, it seems like a good tradeoff to lose it in order to get the desired high arc.
Thanks much for your input, which helped me feel that I had not missed some important factor.
You could install a vessel sink with an extended vessel sink faucet, or you could just install a wall mount faucet at any height you want...
quote; you could just install a wall mount faucet at any height you want...
He wants to change the faucet, NOT do a bathroom remodel.
Axor Citterio BAR faucet projects forward several inches, and has a handle that women love. You can position the handle on the left, right, or center. Centering it puts it near the spout because it's a long handle. See the axor hansgrohe web site. Hope this helps kstuart.