Kitchen Countertop and Faucet Parings, Part One
If you are one for odd and unusual styles, then you know you aren’t one for the mundane and ordinary. You like styles that make a statement and catch the eyes like a fisherman catches fish. You’re probably tired of the outdated granite kitchen countertops that nearly every home has now. It gets boring trying to be like everyone else. So if you are on the market for a new countertop, then keep on reading about all the different types of countertops that are offered. Not only that, see how well they can be paired with all the different types of faucets that are out there because faucets are a countertop’s best friend.
Laminate countertops are formed from a thin layer of plastic laminate material bonded to a core of particleboard or medium-density fiberboard. They are wonderfully affordable for anyone on a budget and easy to install, but wears-and-tears easily.
Recommended: Gourmetier GS8771CTL Continental Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet, Polished Chrome
Transcend your home into a futuristic utopia with this faucet’s brilliant craftsmanship and modern, curved spout with ergonomic levers. Designed for optimum versatility and functionality, the multiple spray settings and extendable spout of this pre-rinse faucet make for enjoyable cleaning experience. Additionally, the rotating swivel spout leaves no area of the sink untouched as the industrial look of the exposed spring provides a residential function.
Ceramic countertops are made from individual clay-based tiles adhered over a cement-board core using thin-set mortar adhesives. For kitchen countertops, grout seams make tile a less-than-ideal countertop material. They are easy to install, so they’re friendly to any DIY-er but ceramic tiles are prone to cracking.
Recommended: Gourmetier LS8715DLSP Concord Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with Side Sprayer, Oil Rubbed Bronze
This faucet boasts a bold, sleek design with its cylindrical styling. Easily adaptable to any kitchen, the Concord single handle kitchen faucet with side sprayer is prized for its easy-to-use single handle. This makes it the perfect fixture for multitasking as you can adjust temperature and volume in one swipe. Enjoy the strong and durable brass material and oil rubbed bronze finish that will last for years to come.
Most popular countertop in the industry right now, granite slabs are made from natural stone and can be professionally cut to fit any countertop. Extremely durable and considered premium building material, yet can be fairly expensive for any DIY-er on a budget.
A lavish spark of traditionally stylized glamour is brought to your kitchen ensemble with this beautiful faucet. Whether you are striving for a Victorian-inspired kitchen or a vibrant 1950s-themed space, the unique bridge design is a highly favored option amongst those doing period-style kitchens. Because of its added architectural elements and detailing, the brushed nickel finish will pop against your surrounding kitchen decor.
Another natural stone option that is in high demand for countertops is marble, although it has limitations that should be recognized in kitchen applications. Marble’s unique appearance and veined patterns make it one of the most attractive of all-natural stones. The only downside is that it can stain easily and requires regular sealing to maintain its quality.
Recommended: Kingston Brass Concord 8-Inch Adjustable Center Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet, Brushed Brass
This faucet boasts a bold, sleek design with its cylindrical styling. Because of the horizontal pop that it gives, it is more of a centerpiece, perfect for planning a design around. Additionally, the unique look is great for a variety of styles from Art Deco to Farmhouse. The brushed brass finish will also provide a long-lasting and warm touch to your kitchen ensemble. Allow the brass construction and swivel abilities to provide a sturdy and reliant fixture as it maximizes your counter space.
Another quarried stone, soapstone has a warm, milky appearance that allows it to complement other design features without overwhelming them. Resists staining and fairly easy to clean, yet can be scratched up easily and is more expensive than granite.
Classical artistry from the late 19th Century to the early 20th Century is mirrored beautifully within this faucet’s traditional charm. As an excellent tool to quickly, easily, and stylishly fill pots, eliminate strain on your joints. Pot-fillers are useful gadgets placed directly above the stove, providing easily accessible water. The foldable swing arms of this pot filler allow for an extendable reach of up to 20″ of length and provide long-lasting function due to their sturdy brass construction.