A quality utility-style faucet will get the job done in a laundry room.

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Q: We’re making plans to finally have a sink installed in our laundry room, and I have a faucet question. Should we look at kitchen or bathroom faucets to supply water to the sink?

A: Laundry sink faucets usually depend on the size and style of the room.

For instance, a large laundry room with nice cabinets, fancy countertops and undermount sink may look best with a high-end kitchen faucet.

But in most cases — such as in my own house — the laundry room sink may be just a free-standing tub sink.

In this case, I recommend you get a quality utility-style faucet. Some laundry sinks even come with matching utility faucets.

Utility faucets are durable and ideal for common cleaning tasks. They usually feature a swinging spout with a threaded end to attach a hose, and have two lever handles to control hot and cold water separately.

The purpose of a laundry sink is for working, so get a utility faucet that works best for you.


Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.