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Old 06-10-2019, 08:23 AM
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Default Current Kitchen Faucet Fad?

Haven't been in the residential building/remodeling field for a few years now and was wondering.........

In the midst of a remodel and doing everything in a contemporary style and scheme.

Using brushed nickel throughout.

Kitchen faucets.
Which ones seem to be the desired setups these days,
1) Pull out spout spray heads
or
2) The individual pull out sprayers?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:33 AM
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Not sure about fads, buy my preference is a high rise pull out, with touch on/off for water flow. Really like being able to hold temperature/flow rate adjustment and turn the water on and off repeatedly.
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Pull out spray heads!
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:34 AM
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Pull out spray head. Then no need to drill another hole.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:35 AM
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Option #1 is by far and wide the most popular now.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:40 AM
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We installed a brushed, high rise, pull out, touch on/ off 10 years ago. The touch feature was brand new back then and it was quite expensive (Delta) but it's been worth every penny. It runs on a couple of C cell batteries. I think I changed the batteries out once, maybe twice over those 10 years. You get so used to the touch feature that you find yourself walking up to sinks away from home and tapping the faucet. Usually do this once or twice before you realize - it don't work that way when you're not home.
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Now, which makes seem to be of better quality and few customers complaints?

Autoban, I take it you haven't had any issues with the On/Off Touch features?

Seems likes every faucet setup I've looked at somebody was trashing the product one way or another.

Yeah I know, read those reviews with a grain of salt.

Open to suggestions based on actual use.

Want to try and keep it around $250.
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Originally Posted by Joenic View Post
Pull out spray head. Then no need to drill another hole.
This....but we ended up still drilling another hole for a soap dispenser.
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Just looked at the "Touch 2 O" faucets.

The project doesn't dictate spending $600-$700 on just a faucet.

They do look like they would spoil ya.
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Guess I should have mentioned, this is a flip project/remodel.
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Owner put one of these in their house several years back - was pricey but was the focal point of the kitchen which as you can see is open to the dining and living rooms. Kids would have a ball with this one!


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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Now, which makes seem to be of better quality and few customers complaints?

Autoban, I take it you haven't had any issues with the On/Off Touch features?

Seems likes every faucet setup I've looked at somebody was trashing the product one way or another.

Yeah I know, read those reviews with a grain of salt.

Open to suggestions based on actual use.

Want to try and keep it around $250.

Like i posted above. We've had our Delta touch faucet for 10+ years. Not a single problem with it other than dead batteries. If I recall correctly, it was around $700 back then. I was quite skeptical at the time but it was THE style the wife wanted and after dealing with her and her ability to change her mind 200 times on everything we did for a whole-house remodel for every single thing - tiles, paint color, granite, sinks, and on and on and on, I just said screw it and did it. Haven't regretted it for a second.
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Happy wife, happy life.

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Now I'm scratching my head.

Delta 9178T-SP-DST
https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/...t/9178T-SP-DST

Delta's site shows a msrp of $600.90 for this particular Touch2o faucet while the net has a trending price right under $300.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4L0IGO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4L0IGO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1


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my son new build house has the touch faucet. they have to cut it off when they leave the house as it sometimes cuts itself on without reason and they come home and water is running.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
We installed a brushed, high rise, pull out, touch on/ off 10 years ago. I think I changed the batteries out once, maybe twice over those 10 years.
WTH I put in a Delta touch faucet about 18 months ago and we've had to change the batteries at least 3 times now. We're a busy house with a couple of kids so maybe that makes a difference? I don't think mine is right though, goes on the fritz every now and then and needs reset. I knew I was in trouble when I looked at it when I opened the box and the module has a port so you can update the firmware.
We do like the touch feature though.
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Everyone who clicked on this thread is going to start getting e-mails and pop ups about faucet replacement.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Not sure about fads, buy my preference is a high rise pull out, with touch on/off for water flow. Really like being able to hold temperature/flow rate adjustment and turn the water on and off repeatedly.
yep............
I wanted to scream when my bride wanted this dang thing............now I'm touching the camper faucet every time we are out in it.

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:03 AM
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X2 on the Delta touch faucet. Installed one at the Louisiana house in 2013, love it. Have had to change the batteries in it once, although I think it takes a bunch of AA batteries, not a C battery. When I re-do the Texas house soon, that is what is going in there too.
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I had the touch faucet from Delta, when it worked it was great, when it broke the parts needed costs almost as much to buy and replace as the faucet itself. Went back to the regular push the handle and pull it back, not much of a loss IMO.
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