Although we replaced the countertop in the kitchen and re-did the back splash a couple of years ago, we kept the original faucet because it was in okay condition and, frankly, we were desperate to save cash wherever we could. We’re of the “don’t replace things that work fine” mentality. Unfortunately, now the faucet is getting corroded and worn out, but it looks like I will have the opportunity to review a Pfister product, so an update is in our future! We’d like to keep the pull out or pull down feature (ours pulls out), but the Hubs and I are divided on whether to get a stainless steel finish (to complement our silver light fixture and cabinet pulls) or black (like our main floor bathroom faucet). Help us?
My case first: I like the black because our sink is brushed inside and stainless on the edge and I’m worried a chrome faucet will be like our current chrome faucet and not match exactly. Plus the cabinet pulls and light are a brushed silver and that adds up to just a boatload of different silvers. I think the black would be graphic and fun, and look great with the black accents in the kitchen and adjacent rooms. I found two pretty and practical styles: the Cagney pull down faucet (left) and Shelton pull out faucet (right), both from Pfister.
|Sköna Hem; Flea Market Trixie; The Blade|
Hubby’s case: I think Hubby prefers the stainless steel and chrome finishes because they pair more subtly with the existing finishes, plus it’s a more traditional choice. Our kitchen is not super modern, so I think he wants to make sure the faucet suits the look of our kitchen. He’s also not convinced a stainless sink and black faucet work together. He pointed out that two of the sinks in my inspiration shots are white. He’s sharper with this whole decorating thing than I thought! He likes the Lita pull-down model . . .
. . . but honestly, right now we have quite a few more silver faucets short listed than black, making it tricky to decide!
|Selia; Avanti; Mystique; Pasadena|
As a refresher, here’s a quick recap of the kitchen, including the newest additions. But please don’t look too closely at the first photo – the sink is not clean!
Help us decide and cast your vote in the comments! Black or silver? And, which style? Anonymous comments always welcome 🙂
P.S. I haven’t been asked (or paid or perked) to write this post. I just need a little help making this decision before selecting a faucet to review. Thanks so much for your input!