Thank you for your question, Julia! This model as all other pull-down models, will have the same handle movement moving both left and right as well as away from the spout because of the design of the cartridge used. Most models advise a min. 2 1/2" (64 mm) clearance to back splash, however as a touch model, does not require the full movement of the handle unless full hot water is needed. A pull out model, while also suggesting this minimum clearance, should allow more room for handle movement.
Best regards, Edward
Date published: 2018-11-09