Detail 08

Detail 08

For a couple days now we’ve been talking about and looking at the details of the kitchen.  We walked through cabinetry and then counter tops.  Let’s see, that leaves sinks, faucets, flooring, and appliances.  I’m sure there’s more but that’s what I see right now.

Today let’s look at kitchen faucets; sounds simple enough.  Right?  Well, think about – single handle vs. two handles, pull out spray, soap dispenser, chrome, brushed nickel, bronze, and the items go on and on. 

Today’s photograph is but one of hundreds of styles and configurations that you can choose from.  Every faucet, whether it be in the kitchen or bathroom, is now required to be a low-flow fixture to conserve water and cut down on the volume of sewage.   Further, all of the toilets now are low-flow also.  Have you noticed the High Efficiency washing machines that are available now?  All of them use a fraction of the water that we once used.   Granted here in Vermont we don’t really have a water shortage but it is certainly the right thing for us to generate less sewage. 

In the kitchen one of the most recent faucet creations is the Pot Filler Faucet that’s located at the kitchen range/stove.  When I first saw this I thought it was mildly silly but after thinking it makes tons of sense.  With this faucet you can fill pots and pans with water right at the range.  How many times have we all spilled water all over the floor between the sink and the range?  I know you haven’t but it sure happens to me more than I’ll willingly admit.  This is one of those ideas that came from commercial kitchens in restaurants and has become popular in residential homes.  Check it out on line, do a search for “Pot Filler Faucet.”  Very cool.

Another feature that’s very popular is the faucet where the neck of the faucet pulls out and serves a dual purpose, it is either the faucet or the spray.

One of my favorites is the faucet that tends to look like an old fashioned well where the water comes out across a flat surface.  Many of these ideas simply add to the beauty and enjoyment of your new kitchen. 

Allow yourself to think outside the box and enjoy designing your new kitchen; it is a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend.

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