The Kalia Cite kitchen faucet

INTERIOR STYLE- Sheri Peterson

Tap into a beautiful kitchen

  • Mar. 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.

How often do you stand in front of your kitchen sink?

Many of us spend a significant amount of time there, using the faucet countless times a day. It’s important to have a good quality faucet, one that not only looks great but acts as a work horse. It’s on, off, tugged and pulled at, swiveled around, and must function well.

There are countless numbers of features for faucets like single levers, pull down spays, pause flow features, or touchless sensors.

Budget is also a consideration, faucets can range from $99 to $999. Remember to ask about warranties and look to see if parts are plastic or stainless.

The Ensuite Victoria, 3400 Douglas, carries the Kohler brand. The Ensuite has recently been renovated, offering new displays and product. Kohler offers beautiful tstyle and a limited lifetime warranty with faucets ranging from $225 to $600. One of my favourite Kohler faucets is the Purist (about $475). Its simple modern lines make it an understatement. It’s easy to use and has temperature memory when turning off and on.

Splashes at 740 Hillside is in a beautiful brand new building.

This locally owned company has seven locations on the island and has been in the plumbing business since 1892. Their new showroom is modern and bright offering a crazy amount of suppliers and budget options. Their Kalia Cite kitchen faucet (on sale for $269), is a stunning clean gooseneck style which is perfect in a modern kitchen – I love it! Delta makes a budget minded faucet, great for a rental suite. This single lever model is about $113.

The staff at both these businesses are specialists in all plumbing fixtures. Make an appointment before you go in and spend some time reviewing all the pluses and minuses. Remember to enjoy the process, the kitchen faucet can be fun!

Sheri Peterson has been an interior designer for 22 years in Victoria. She designs for commercial, residential and hospitality clients.

 

 

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