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?
Because I have a faucet in the kitchen that I HATE.
Why do I hate my faucet, you ask?
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:
He likes the oil-rubbed bronze look…and so do I, actually. In fact, this would look lovely with our granite counter tops.
…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:
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?!
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 a widespread faucet? Something like this?
As I started browsing around a bit more, I discovered something else: vessel sinks! Have you seen these?!
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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