Picking the Exact Placement for a Pot Filler Faucet
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A kitchen is a great place for adding new fixtures and features that are on the cutting edge of trends. Pot filler faucets have only been available for a few decades now, but they’re rapidly becoming more popular due to their functionality and great style. Yet while it’s obvious exactly where to place a kitchen faucet installed at a sink, putting a faucet that’s over the range top is a new experience for most homeowners. These tips help with finding the perfect placement for a pot filler, which can vary depending on the kitchen.
Height Above the Burners
In general, the faucet needs to be placed anywhere from 16 to 36 inches above the surface of the range top or stove. The large amount of range in this number is based primarily on personal preference. Try grabbing the biggest stockpot used on the stove and add at least three or four inches to its height. That will ensure that the faucet clears the top of all pots and pans used in the kitchen with ease. Trying to cut the height too close to the top of the largest pot will only leave the faucet at risk of damage during regular use.
Once the homeowner has figured out how high or low they want to place the pot filler, there’s still the question of horizontal placement. Centered placement is the most common choice, especially for larger multi-jointed designs with plenty of reach. The pot filler faucet is easily unfolded from its central position to reach all of the burners and even to the edges of both sides. Off-center placement may be a better choice if there is a particular high-heat burner that is almost exclusively used for boiling water and large pots of soup.
Considering Side Placement
Moving the pot filler off of the back of the stove entirely may make it more versatile as a kitchen accessory. Side-mounted pot fillers can still reach most or all of the range top if a large model with extended range is chosen. Yet, it’ll also run across the nearby countertop to help fill up water glasses, mixing bowls, and more when the main faucet is busy. Since pot fillers are usually filtered, they easily double as drinking water faucets for busy families.
Make the most of any pot filler faucet by optimizing its placement. For a busy enough kitchen, two or more pot fillers may be the best choice.
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