Kitchen Update – Sink and Faucet

I know it’s been quite a while since I had a kitchen update. That’s because we’ve been having too much fun enjoying or newly fully-functioning kitchen!

I wanted to highlight our sink and faucet. As silly as this might sound, the sink and faucet are one of my favorite things about the new kitchen. And they were the things that I obsessed over the least.

We went with a D-shaped sink because our kitchen designer recommended it and it seemed like a great idea. For some reason, it feels so much bigger than a square sink even though it’s about the same dimensions. And it just seemed to fit our sink space really well. We were able to find the sink on Overstock.com for about $100 cheaper than it is at Home Depot. Hubby jokes that we can stack a week’s worth of dishes into this sink because it’s so big. I try not to let that happen, but it does hold a ton of dishes and the griddle pan from our stove fits in the sink which is awesome, because we use it a lot!

As far as the faucet goes, we knew we wanted a pull out faucet with one handle. And I knew I wanted a sleek and simple design. We did spend quite a bit of time looking online for a faucet with little luck. We both agreed on this faucet at Home Depot (I can’t find it on their website, but if you want the model number, shoot me an email). I think it looks great in the space and I love the pull out head. The faucet swivels, has a pull out sprayer, can switch between a single stream and the sprayer with the touch of a button, and that top button stops the water flow completely (although I never use that). Because of all the moving parts, this faucet is extremely useful. We had the granite guys install the faucet and handle on one side of the sink and the soap dispenser on the other side. It has worked wonderfully.

As I mentioned, my sink and faucet are one of my surprisingly favorite things about our new kitchen. They make the chore of cleaning up the dishes so much less painful. (And yes, I realize I need to post about that backsplash and the spice rack we installed… And once we finish the painting, and get stools for our table, I’ll post the final “after” pics).

So what is the favorite part of your kitchen? Any cool features that you love? Or something you wish you had if you could redesign your kitchen? I’d love to hear about it.

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10 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Extra Counter and Cabinet Space”

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    jaimecooks — January 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I love the tiles behind the stove. Are those tin? It’s all beautiful. I’m totally jealous, and can’t wait to start projects of our own.

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    Jen — January 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Jaime – It’s actually faux tin. There’s a whole post about it coming up tomorrow!

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    Dorothy — January 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Looks beautiful; I love those counter tops! Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

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    living_insanity — January 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    We have the exact same set up with the stove, near the radiator which is under a window. I sent my husband a link. We want to gut our kitchen and start over someday

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    themilkmanswife — January 5, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Gorgeous! So creative and functional. LOVE it! 🙂

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — January 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love what I see so far! The cabinets are beautiful and any extra counter space-even lower-is a bonus!
    ~Nancy

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — January 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love what I see so far! The cabinets are beautiful and any extra counter space-even lower-is a bonus!
    ~Nancy

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    Amy Kingman — January 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Looks awesome!!!

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    stephchows — January 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    We redid our kitchen this summer as well and I love how it turned out! It’s so much more fun cooking in there now 🙂 Yours came out great!! I love the idea of moving things around to get more light and counter space 🙂

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    Adam V — January 25, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    We’re thinking of possible implementing something similar for a radiator under our kitchen counter. One question. How have the cabinets handled the heat and humidity from the radiator over time?

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