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Islands with main sink — how did you choose your faucet

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

Kitchen remodel. Keeping cabinets - painting them White Dove. Doing some minor cabinet modifications.

My next decision is the sink and faucet.

We are taking down our pony wall of our peninsula to have one level countertop Our sink is in the center.

Since I've had this stepped up counter, it's easy to "hide" things on the other side. But now I'll have one flat surface.

For those of you who have your sink (especially a main sink) in your island, did you have a hard time choosing a faucet? It is so prominent in the space. Also, did you opt for a dish soap dispenser?

I prefer a single hole faucet - and a pull out sprayer is a must. I'll spend up to $750.

My cabinetry is on the traditional side, but I'm going for a more transitional look overall, based on the other choices in the space, such as a 42" stainless chimney style hood to replace the micro over the cooktop.

Here is what I have now:

My current sink is a stainless double bowl - 7" deep.

I have a Grohe Lady Lux faucet in a satin finish - but it's an older model.

The lighting over the peninsula will be changed. Either a different set of pendants, or no pendants in favor of recessed lighting. (which I already have in the main part of the kitchen) — but that's another post!

The peninsula section measures 130" x 42"

I plan to do a single bowl 9" deep sink - Blanco Silgranite: (but in a slightly lighter color called Anthracite)

Either soapstone or Virginia Mist countertops - so essentially black counters.

Blanco Drop-In Super Single Bowl Silgranit II, Drop-In Sink, Cinder · More Info

This is what is on the other side of the peninsula - sorry for the dark photo. It is supposed to be a breakfast nook, but we use it as a sitting area. Very casual, sisal rug under the skin. Can't really see it, but the round coffee table has an aged dark copper top. May replace or remove that hanging fixture too.

So - what do you think as far as style of faucet? And what are your thoughts on the built in dish soap dispenser?

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