Unlike the commercial on television that begins with a faucet to design a home, I designed a kitchen and then searched for the best kitchen faucet that would be the finishing touch.
I thought the faucet we had was just fine and would work, except it had a problem. It leaked, so I replaced it with the exact same faucet. Then I had a second problem. It didn’t quite have the style and weight our massive new Krauss sink deserved, not did it complement our amazing marble counter tops.
I went to the big box hardware stores and two upscale kitchen stores in search of “the one.” I kept hearing the same words over and over again from plumbers and friends. This is what they all said.
Choose Delta. Delta is the best made faucet. Delta stands behind it’s products.
I started taking a second look because I had been brand loyal. I contacted Delta and asked them if they would be willing to allow me to review one of their kitchen faucets. I told my husband “if we don’t like it, we can always put the other brand back on.
Delta agreed and asked me to choose. After two grueling weeks of looking at their many many faucets, I chose one that had a similar style to what we already had, but it had the most magnificent feature.
It was gold. Actually they call this champagne bronze. This brass fixture would match our brass pulls.
You might be thinking that brass is old fashioned, but actually, it’s made a comeback in a new fresh, modern way.
I chose the Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull down in champagne Bronze and the matching soap dispenser.
I designed our new kitchen to have clean lines, but classic, almost French in appeal. We painted an art deco buffet that came from France. We chose carrara marble everywhere. We painted our cabinets white on top and gray on the bottom. Then we found these gorgeous brushed brass pulls from Lewis Dolan. (stay tuned for a real professional “how to paint” kitchen cabinets.
I asked facebook and my designer friends to back up my “gold” kitchen faucet choice. They did.
Here’s the best part. When it arrived in the box, it blew me away.
How excited can one get about a kitchen faucet?
Well if you’re a food blogger and at the kitchen sink all day every day, very excited.
It is bigger and so much more substantial than what we had.
The water pressure is twice what we had with our former faucet.
The look is chic, classic, grown up and stunning.
We couldn’t be happier.
Needless to say, we are keeping it right where it is.
This model also comes with the touch sensor. After I ordered this, I went to the Parade of Homes, and they had a Delta with the touch sensor, which is just extra fabulous.
The pull out spray works well. It has a button on the front that allows you to change from spray to stream without having to turn the water off.
I am planning to show you a kitchen tour and eventually a tour of our downstairs, which we refreshed this year with new paint and furniture. You can read more about our marble counters here. Perhaps I’m working a bit backwards, but please take a second to subscribe, so you will see everything.
When I was designing my kitchen, I used Pinterest for inspiration. Where do you get your inspiration?
This is a product review. I approached Delta and I chose the faucet. I would never recommend a product I didn’t fully believe in. An affiliate link is included.
You can see more about the Delta 9159-CZ-DST Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, in Champagne Bronze here.