I have a five-hole kitchen sink and recently read your article on sink holes and faucets. Here’s my issue: I’m installing a pullout faucet that will use three holes and a soap dispenser in the fourth. What do I do with the fifth hole?
A: If no other faucet accessories or required plumbing controls are needed and you end up with an extra kitchen sink hole, a few options are available. Here are three ideas to consider that range from inexpensive to deluxe.
First, you can keep it simple with a low-profile sink hole cover. Different finishes and textures are available to match your sink. Even though you’ll see the cover, it will conceal the hole.
Next, for a more decorative look at a moderate price, you can install a second soap dispenser. The second one can be filled with hand lotion so it can also be useful at the sink.
Finally, for a higher-end option, install a filtered water faucet and use it exclusively for drinking water.