First, there is the pull-down faucet. An elegant pull-down kitchen faucet instantly makes a statement in any kitchen. This type of faucet is also known as a “gooseneck” faucet for its high-arc shape. Many pull-down faucets combine industrial or rustic details in the design, making it easy to apply in a variety of styles and décor. Most feature a dramatic height, creating a focal point in the space.


The pull-down design allows a user to literally “pull down” the spout, using it as a manual handsprayer. Many people find the handsprayer of the pull-down faucet very comfortable to use and to hold in their hand. It’s a great option for rinsing soapy dishes or rinsing food particles down the drain and into the garbage disposal.

Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

A pull-out kitchen faucet, on the other hand, resembles a deck-mounted faucet. And as a result, a pull-out kitchen faucet creates more of a traditional look in your kitchen. If the idea of an ultra-modern faucet feels overwhelming to you, a shorter pull-out kitchen faucet might be a better option.


Pull-out faucets take up much less headroom than a pull down model, making it a great choice for kitchens with cabinet space above the sink. Since the spray head is generally smaller than the hand sprayers on pull down faucet models, there’s less risk of heavy splashing. They can be easier to maneuver around the sink area for filling pots or vases on a nearby countertop, for example.


In fact, a pull out faucet offers a number of the same benefits as a pull-down faucet. The only major difference is the direction of removing the sprayer mechanism from the faucet base. But, there are some slight differences that could still affect your faucet purchase decision.


Avid cooks may prefer a pull-down faucet as its height makes it easier to fill tall pots and cookware. If you have a shallow sink, a pull-out faucet may be more beneficial, as it has less splashback than the pull-down model. It’s up to you to determine your kitchen needs and find the perfect kitchen faucet for your beautiful renovation.