Without a doubt, the most popular kitchen faucet is the single hole faucet with the pullout spray. And for good reason. It's easy to clean, practical, offers endless style choices and finishes at various price points. As a designer I certainly don't need to be convinced. But despite my admiration for the single hole faucet, I do have a soft spot for Bridge faucets.
The bridge faucet is an instance where function is fully expressed in the form, resulting in something beautiful and timeless. The "bridge" between the hot and cold handles is exposed -- this is where hot and cold water blends before it reaches the spout. In most faucets with separate hot/cold water handles, the bridge is no longer exposed.
Ubiquitous during the late 1800s, early 1900s, this faucet style is available in more contemporary iterations as well as the classic vintage ones.
In any given instance its architectural lines can feel almost sculptural and act as a focal point in a kitchen.
From vintage to transitional to contemporary, the following are just a few out of the hundreds of bridge faucet style options available:
Rohl Country Kitchen
Brizo Tresa Two Handle Bridge Faucet
Elkay Explore Pull Down Faucet