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Kitchen Faucets

Vola HV1 Mixer by Arne Jacobsen

Kris did a post on the Vola Faucet a while back, but I thought it worth a mention to show the various colors. At $780 it’s an expensive choice, of course, but considering the fact that you’d be using it several times a day everyday, it’s probably well worth shelling out the extra cash. Plus, Arne Jacobsen designed it, so you’ve got an instant classic look.

Purchase Information:

Price: $780.00
Available from: Danish Design Store

PurePro USA Corp Faucet Page 04

I’m not proud to admit it, but I’m a confirmed water-snob. I can tell the difference between spring, reverse osmosis (RO) , and tap water even by just smelling it. I can’t help it, but it’s hard for me to drink regular tap water, or even spring water for that matter. I get this talent/affliction from my mother, which means that even since I was a child, I’ve had two faucets at the kitchen sink: one for regular tap water, and one for Reverse Osmosis water. I’m currently working on remodeling my kitchen in Los Angeles (pictures to follow when it’s done, I promise) and I started to research my options for which faucet to get for my RO filter. There are usually some pretty good options available and it’s not too difficult to match an RO faucet with some of the more modern kitchen sink faucets out there. For instance, faucet 101 is a pretty good match for the Ikea Ringskar. But today while looking for a new RO filter faucet, I discovered something I’d never seen before: the 3 function faucet (faucet 208), which includes hot, cold and RO water all in one faucet. Something like this would really simplify the counter top area but still include the great function of fresh water right at the sink.

If you share my delicate palate, I really recommend that you get a home water filtration unit because it will save money and remove your need for bottled water. I completely recommend the nicest folks in the business, Pure Water Products — they’ve been doing this for over 20 years now.

Aslvik Faucet

Okay, so this isn’t the Vola faucet I’ve been coveting, but it IS almost 90% cheaper.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129
Availability: Buy Aslvik Faucet here

Temple™ Monoblock Faucet

This faucet is available in a number of finishes, like Chrome, Matte Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Antique Brass, and Brushed, Polished or Matte Nickel.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $310
Availability: Buy Temple™ Monoblock Faucet here

Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper

I would love to use the woods wallpaper in a kitchen. It does seem to be a little ubiquitous right now, but i still think it would look great.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,224.00
Availability: Buy Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper here

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Kohler Karbon Faucet

Kohler’s promoting their new Karbon Faucet, which looks to be pretty impressive.

“With its clean, crisp lines, the Karbon articulating faucet introduces a new geometry of versatile functionality to the kitchen. Intelligently engineered to hold any pose for hands-free operation, Karbon allows you to streamline your work surfaces and workflow. You can extend the faucet fully to fill large pots, lower it into the sink for food preparation and cleanup, fold it compactly out of the way when not in use, or position it anywhere in between. “

Purchase Information:

Price: $925.00-$1250.00
Availability: Buy Kohler Karbon Faucet here

Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets

Sometimes a rather small change can make a big difference- we just switched out our kitchen faucet for one similar to these (though I’m not going to post it because it got bad product reviews, which isn’t a good sign) and it felt like we updated our whole kitchen. I would recommend the version on the right, because it has the regular faucet option. Also, if you’re handy with tools, switching out a faucet is no big deal, but if it makes you nervous, hire a plumber and save yourself the stress.

Single Handle Pull-Down Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet: $199.00
Luxury Pre Rinse Kitchen Faucet: $250.00

Update: These items are no longer available through original retailer, but if you follow the link you’ll find several similar faucets. (11/19/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets here

AXOR Uno Kitchen Faucet

This is not a bad price for such a well designed and proportioned faucet, and is a good alternative to the pricier versions that top out at over $1,000.

Purchase Information:

Price: $317.85
Availability: Buy AXOR Uno Kitchen Faucet here