Asked on Jan 07, 2018

How can you tell what size faucet will fit your bathroom sink?

Kim Kimbrough
by Kim Kimbrough
My daughter bought us a new bathroom sink but it comes with no faucets and no metal where it would connect to the drain we have no idea what size to buy because it's larger than our other one that we are replacing ...
  8 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 07, 2018

    Take a picture on your phone, and your size sink, measured between faucets, dia. of holes, and manufacturers name, model to the showroom and allow the guys to help you see what will work. If its an old home, take a picture of the piping below the cabinet. Is the counter wood that you can cut your opening larger, or will you need stone guys to do that.

    You could also look up installation advice on the manufacturer's website and download it.

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    • Kim Kimbrough Kim Kimbrough on Jan 08, 2018

      great idea!! Thank you!

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 07, 2018

    Bathroom faucet fittings are the same size in the United States. Just choose the style you like and install. Here is a link to help:

  • William William on Jan 07, 2018

    Bathroom faucets connections are generally standard four inches on center of the outside holes. Any bathroom faucet will fit. If you buy a double handle faucet it will have two pipe connections on the outside. The center hole is for the drain lift rod. If you buy a single handle faucet all connections will be through the center hole. The faucet will have a plate o cover the outside holes. The drain assembly is a complete kit. You can ask for assistance in the plumbing department of the home center or hardware store.

    If your existing drain assembly is still in good condition you can reuse it. They are universal.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 07, 2018

    With that sink you could probably put in any faucet you want since it has the three holes. Everything is pretty standard now and with a picture of what you have under the sink already, the associates should be able to help you get anything that you need to hook it up and get it working. Just replaced our sink, vanity, top and faucet last year, when we got a drip going and it ruined the fake wood inside the vanity. We decided to get rid of all the old stuff and put in all new and use the old vanity for storage somewhere (still haven't decided where yet).

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 07, 2018

    Your sink appears to be a very common style to accommodate a standard 3-hole faucet and two taps. Usually the width between the holes for the hot and cold taps is standard for taps sold in North America. However, there can be differences.

    Some measurements to consider in knowing if the faucet and tap set will fit your sink are shown in these diagrams:

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 09, 2018

    You're welcome. Happy New Year to you.

  • Pizzchzz Pizzchzz on Jul 10, 2018

    I think to avoid many headaches about this issue, it is good to understand the dimensions of the bathroom sink and this will help you know the right faucet. I know there are essential factors you need to consider before you buy a bathroom sink faucet. You can check out this guide

  • Kim Kimbrough Kim Kimbrough on Jul 10, 2018

    Thank you! I'm still dragging my feet about the install...I don't want to do it wrong...or make an hour project turn into a weekend project!