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Q: I plan on remodeling my kitchen. One feature planned is a small prep sink for my small kitchen island.
I only need cold water to this sink and because of the tight area a large faucet will not fit.
Any ideas on a faucet I can use? All I have seen are standard kitchen faucets. Thanks!
-- Tracy, Rhode Island
A: I know just the faucet that may work for you. In fact, I have one in my own kitchen.
It's called a beverage faucet and it can add convenience, style and a special feature to your prep sink.
First, it only uses a cold-water line, so it's a little easier to rough in and install. Second, it is smaller than a standard kitchen faucet.
Finally, most models have a filter-option feature, so you can have a dedicated drinking faucet in your kitchen.
Note: This is not a "tap"-type water dispenser. A beverage faucet looks and works like a mini-gooseneck faucet and it can even match your larger kitchen-faucet style.
All in all, I'll call that a "small" faucet with a "big" payback for your new kitchen!
Master plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of "Ed Del Grande's House Call" the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Always consult local contractors and codes.