After completing more than a dozen remodels among us, we’ve narrowed our kitchen faucet selections to a handful of tried and true stalwarts. Here’s our top 10 high-quality, high-style faucets (featuring solid bodies, ceramic cartridges, and long warranties).
Traditional Above: Julie’s top choice (she uses it in her Mill Valley, California, kitchen) is the Chicago Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucet with double-jointed spout; It’s well priced, well engineered, and features a classic industrial aesthetic; $251.79 at Faucet.com. Above: Francesca favors the classic Franke Manor House Gooseneck Bridge Kitchen Faucet. It’s ideal for use with oversize sinks; $1,242 at Kitchen & Bath Authority. Above: Sarah likes the traditional Churchman’s Kitchen Pillar Taps; £150.76 at Bath Shop 321. Above: Michelle’s favorite, the Steam Valve Original Wall-Mount Bridge Mixer features a 10-inch swivel spout (shown in brushed stainless with wheel handles); $971.25 at Quality Bath. Above: Christine likes the utilitarian look and feel of the Watermark Wall-Mount Bridge Faucet; $842.35 from Designer Plumbing.
Modern Above: Alexa’s choice, the Vola KV1 Single Handled Faucet with a double swivel spout, worked well in Janet’s London kitchen with a moderately sized sink; $997.50 at Faucet Farm. Above: Sarah’s choice for a modern space is the Gessi Oxygene High-Tech Kitchen Faucet. The faucet comes in polished chrome or satin nickel and includes a pullout double spray; available at Pirch showrooms; $439. Above: Izabella likes the Tara Logic Single-Level Basin Mixer $959.42 at Faucet Farm.
Above: Christine likes the Grohe Essence Pull-Out Faucet, which has been discontinued, but the Grohe Concetto Single-Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet is similar; $209.89 at Amazon.
Looking for more faucets? See our previous posts:
10 Easy Pieces: Commercial-Style Kitchen Faucets and 5 Favorites: Brass Faucets for the Kitchen. Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Sinks & Faucets.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 22, 2011.