Monday, March 22, 2010
Day 996: two kitchen faucets
We're planning to renovate our 50-year-old kitchen (hopefully sooner than later) and Wes -- ever the diligent project manager -- has been drilling me about my wants and needs and trying to come up with a firm budget. Last week he asked about the faucet. Like many of you, I have a dream faucet: a beautiful two-handle bridge faucet in shiny chrome or polished nickel.
But my love -- Kohler's HiRise polished stainless deck-mount bridge faucet -- will set you back more than a grand, which frankly, isn't in the cards for this kitchen AND that doesn't include the side-sprayer, AKA, my best friend. So off I went to Overstock where the knock-offs weren't really doing it for me (though I do sort of like this one).
Then a few commercial-style faucets caught my eye, particularly this one from Vigo. I would have never thought I would like this look but there is something appealing about it. And since my tendency is to be pretty traditional, this might by just the industrial kick our future suburban-farmhouse kitchen needs. Then I remembered one of my all-time favorite kitchens and the crazy-tall commercial faucet Lindsay used there.
While it's true, most of the kitchens I save for inspiration feature a bridge faucet of some sort, I was pleasantly surprised to see this Margot Austin designed-kitchen has a fixture similar to this model. Since this room is a major inspiration for our kitchen, I think I'm on the right track.
Top photo is by Stephen Karlisch for Southern Accents, bottom photo is by Donna Griffith.