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Is It Time For A New Kitchen Faucet?
Kohler Kitchen Faucet Ideas
I shared with you guys last week how the JTS (aka hubby, aka Junktion Technical Specialist) not only helps with my projects but is always doing things around the house. He’s in charge of up-keep I guess you would say. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago he said “I have to work on the faucet”. I said “why?” Apparently the little screw you see here was loose and the handle that turns the water on and off was wiggly. I use a lot of technical terms like wiggly. I’m thinking it may be time for a new faucet soon so I checked out the selection of Kohler faucets on the Lowe’s website. The Cardale Kitchen Faucet has temperature memory. Can you believe that. What will they think of next! The water can be turned on and off at any temperature setting and the Sweep Spray (TM) is made to sweep away stuck-on food from dishes. If it works on rice and scrambled eggs I’m good with that.
The Cardale has a pull-down spray head. I want one of those. Since the handle pulls down there is no need for a separate spray attachment and in it’s place is a soap/lotion dispenser. Great idea. I have a not-so-attractive soap bottle that sits on the sink ledge. The faucet comes in vibrant stainless and …… oil rubbed bronze. I like the oil rubbed bronze a lot but I don’t know how it would look with our stainless steel sink. I looked at the Elliston Kitchen Faucet too. Love the sleek design. The Elliston comes with the soap dispenser too but it’s not pictured here. Can you guys tell I like the soap dispenser?
I’m thinking the pull-out handle is a must. This faucet has high temperature limit control to prevent scalding. I know I worry about the hot water when the granddaughters are helping in the kitchen. Miss Sofi always has to do everything herself. She pulls a bar stool up to the sink and washes her hands before dinner or before baking our famous chocolate chip cookies….straight from the package. The Elliston comes in two finishes, vibrant stainless and polished chrome. I like the look of the polished chrome. I love shiny things! Kohler Scratch Shield (TM) finishes resist corrosion and tarnishing, and exceed industry durability standards. That’s my faucet story for the day. It all started with a loose screw. When I find the perfect faucet……I know the perfect guy to install it (insert smiley face). Thanks for being here and have a great day!
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
I had a Moen that I LOVED similar to that pull-down version you showed. Think about how you reach for the 'on control'. I had to put mine on the left because I realized even though I'm right-handed I reach for the faucet control with my left hand.
Good tip. Thanks Maria! I think they are both beautiful too.
I love your blog, but could you please help me. Is there a way to keep from having brush strokes show when you are painting furniture? Could I water down the second coat before I seal it? I use both chalk paint and also latex paint with primer.
Thanks for your time.
Sometimes there is no getting past the brush strokes. I was really impressed with the Benjamin Moore I used on the last vintage radio makeover. The sheen was flat which I think is the biggest factor with paint strokes. I know when I use a gloss paint the brush strokes tend to show more. I have also tried watering down the paint and it helps sometimes.
The soap dispensers purpose is for hand soap.....not dishwashing soap to wash pots and pans or dishes.....
That screw is the bane of the kitchen faucet. I did not know there was a screw in there and tried to super glue it tight. My nephew bless his heart did not laugh at me but did explain. The hex key is upside down in the container so I know which one fits. I too am cruising the faucet selections. I want the pull down sprayer. I want a new sink. My right one is leaking no matter how my son puts plumbers goop on it. Love how you explain in your blog.
I have a soap dispenser - I wish they had made it a bit longer, I have to pick up pans and tilt them to get the soap in!
You will just love a soap dispenser. I got one 4 yrs ago when we remodeled our kitchen. I love it. I, too, was tired of my detergent bottle setting on the sink. I bought a Moen faucet - a "high tech" look with a modern design. It's a "high rise" over the sink so I can get deep pots under it. Now, if I could just get a "pot filler" for over the stove!