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The Coolest Faucet Ever

April 18, 2013  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Years ago when the Delta faucet commercials started to run on tv–I just went and found it on YouTube because it was so. cool–we were mesmerized.  Especially Chris:
You can touch it anywhere, with any part of your body–so, probably your arm is the most common, ha!–to turn it on when your hands are gross. Which is about the smartest thing I’ve heard of.  Especially since Chris, the cook around here, is constantly asking me to “please turn on the sink for me?”so he can wash his food-covered hands without getting food or meat bacteria all over.
So, that’s the faucet we went for (in stainless–yum) and we love it. Also the whole set up is one hole.  The faucet switches from a single stream to a multiple spray right on the back of the head. It also pulls down.  It’s just so streamlined.
With our new countertops, sink and faucet in place, this little section of the kitchen is drastically improved from where we started just a couple of weeks ago:
Ah, that’s better.

What do you think?

  1. DoublClik says:

    It just has such a presence. And kicked your old sink’s boot-ay.

  2. I have one and LOVE it, never going back!!

  3. The sink is looking amazing! Love the new faucet too.
    Your whole kitchen is so yummy :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Jenny
    http://www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

  4. We got that faucet when we re-did our kitchen a couple years ago and I have to say it’s one of my most favorite things in the kitchen, no, in the world. You might be surprised how quickly you adjust to just touching it and it turns on and soon you will go to your friends’ homes, not think about it, and wonder why their faucets don’t turn on. … until you realize… oh, yeah… they don’t have that faucet :)

  5. That faucet looks awesome! I want one now!!

  6. emma says:

    Years ago I read an aritcle about Guy Fieri’s kitchen design (Food Network mag maybe?) and he had a foot petal for water to come out of the faucet. So.dang.smart!

  7. Jessica says:

    Two questions: if you’re trying to clean the faucet will the water be turning on and off or can you shut off that feature? I often old onto the faucet with one hand while I scrub / wipe with a cloth in the other.

    Second – my wood floors swell and shrink with the seasons, will your countertops do the same? I absolutely love the look but I’m worried about the seams gaping at different times during the year. Are the butcher blocks too thick to have this worry?

    • Hi Jessica,

      First answer – the touch only works when the faucet handle is moved to the “on” position. So if you have it turned off, no matter how much you touch it, it won’t run any water.

      Second – yes, the countertops will “breathe.” This is one of the possible downsides. But the company sent us detailed instructions for how much space to allow, and you install the countertops without glue. Just small screws with fender washers, in over-sized holes. That way the counter can move as needed. Since our pieces are mostly small, we aren’t expecting big gaps, but we’ll keep you all updated.

  8. Love the simple/clean design. Genius idea and looks beautiful with your countertops! Some sticker shock …but it’s a little less expensive on amazon $399

  9. Lindsey says:

    I am absolutely drooling over this set up… and patiently waiting the installation of the much anticipated backsplash!! I have been contemplating switching from a double compartment sink to a single but I feel like that’s such big step. Do you see any draw backs in converting?

  10. kelly says:

    i never understood how this worked…does the faucet have to be “plugged in” to something electrical?

  11. I am in LOVE with those counter tops. Could you do a post on how you’re supposed to maintain those bad boys?

  12. SHUT UP with the before and after!!!! Does not look like the same place at all!!

  13. K says:

    I’m totally jealous! (But, ouch, the price tag!)

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