Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure
Posting a story about a series of faucets that range in price from $12,000 to $20,000 did a great job of getting me thinking about faucets a lot more. If you missed that post and your jaw just dropped at the mentioned price tag, you can read about these faucets here and see why they cost so much. They’re not solid gold, by the way.
Bathroom upgrade are magically words. The following article by Leon A. Frechette is from his Remodeling a Bathroom book, which is part of Taunton’s Build Like a Pro series. Did you know plumber’s putty shouldn’t be used on marble and some other surfaces? This article covers that and includes many other great tips. Bath Upgrade: Installing a New Sink and Faucet
Are you a visual learner? If so, check out this video. It’s part of a series, but this one specifically showcases a pro showing the proper steps for installing faucets and drains. You want to do this right even if you didn’t spend $20,000. Replacing a Kitchen Sink – Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains
This foot-pedal controlled faucet setup isn’t just interesting, it’s useful. The faucets and sinks shown are in a bathroom–side-by-side–but this could be useful in the kitchen and in a utility sink. Foot-Pedal Powered Faucet
If foot-pedals don’t seem practical to you, you should like this faucet design, unveiled in 2014, that breaks the norm by switching from a round spray to a wide. The “blade” is designed to sweep. Ringing soapy pans just got a lot easier. New Faucet Spray “Sweeps” Dirty Dishes