The Great Faucet Conundrum

I’ve been wearing my aprons in the kitchen a lot more recently. 

Ah, because you’ve had a chance to start cooking more now that the twins are a bit bigger, you say?

Um, no. 

Because I have a faucet in the kitchen that I HATE.

Why do I hate my faucet, you ask?

The Great Faucet Conundrum

Because it’s not well-suited for the sink!

On a daily basis, I walk away from my sink soaked in water after rinsing up a few dishes, or sometimes even after just washing my hands. 

See, I’m only five feet four inches tall, and I really think the counter tops in our new kitchen are higher than the counter tops in our old kitchen. When I stand and lean up against the counter or the sink, it hits me just above the waist. 

And somehow, when the water from the faucet that I hate in the kitchen hits the kitchen sink, it splashes up and hits ME right above the waist. Soaked, I say. SOAKED. So I’ve been wearing aprons a lot if I’m going to be by the sink. They do a pretty good job of keeping me mostly dry. 

But I got to thinking, it’s probably a good idea to replace the faucet.

Since I’m not ready to replace the sink yet, I know I want to stick with something that coordinates decently with what’s already there. My husband suggested something like this:

Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet

He likes the oil-rubbed bronze look…and so do I, actually. In fact, this would look lovely with our granite counter tops. 

However…

…the sink is still stainless steel. And so are our appliances. So I think I’m gonna stick with a stainless steel faucet. Something like…this:

Cassidy Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Touch2O(R), Stainless Steel

I like the simplicity of it, but also like that it has small embellishments. And I love that it pulls down. That’s always a huge help in a faucet, as far as I’m concerned.

Of course, you know me. I’m poking around looking for KITCHEN faucets, and I came across some amazing bathroom faucets, too! I mean, have you seen what are called waterfall bathroom faucets?!

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Isn’t that pretty?! Also strikes me as though it would be easier to clean, too. I would REALLY like something similar to that for our garden tub, but I thought it might need to be a little bit larger. Maybe like this?

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As I started browsing around a bit more, I discovered something else: vessel sinks! Have you seen these?!

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Is that not beautiful?! Now, I’ve seen the “bowl sinks”, as I call them. But I haven’t seen one like this in a rectangular shape! I kinda love it!

I guess I need to get back to the kitchen faucet issue, but now I’ve found two new home fixture items that I didn’t know about before…and of course, my wheels are spinning. What to do first?! 

Have you ever changed out any of your faucets? Do you have a favorite style? What about a unique sink? Would it work in your home?

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13 thoughts on “The Great Faucet Conundrum

  1. Height has always been a factor for me since I am just shy of 5 ft. We recently moved and got to build our home and I LOVE my faucet. I have the one you are thinking of getting with the pull down part. It makes for cleaning up easy and I have a deep sink so when I fill my pots I can easily move that to the side and fill without having to lift it. I like the streamline of it, its the little things that make things so much easier.

  2. We actually had to change out our kitchen faucet a year ago because of a leak. A plumber discovered the leak, and gave me the option of providing my own faucet, or buying theirs to the tune of $600. I made a quick run to the store and picked something that I actually really like.

  3. My road to domestic domination includes how to change out a faucet now. It’s not something I thought I’d ever do myself, but it’s actually pretty easy. These are all such lovely options. Swapping one in will be a breeze.

  4. What an annoying problem to have! I hope you get to replace your sink very soon! I love the second stainless steel option. It is by far my favorite! We had oiled bronze in our old house and it was really nice!

  5. I love the rubbed bronze look too. It would go with so many counter tops I believe. The waterfall bathroom faucets are so cool with the vessel sinks. Thanks for sharing these faucets.

  6. The faucets you featured here are so nice! I suddenly felt an urge to have ours replaced. The bowl sink has been on my mind lately and it will be in my master bath once we finally agree to have it renovated.

  7. I really always have a hard time finding a faucet when I am looking to change things in my house. Especially for my kitchen. I am super freaking picky. I love the bronze one!

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