Now to Choose the Bathroom Sink Faucets

We had determined during our trip to France in 2011 that we really enjoyed high arced faucets.

The tall spigot in our Paris apartment.
The tall spigot in our Paris apartment.

Both sinks in our flat in le Marais were vessel sinks with tall spigots.

Our kitchen faucets are tall.
Our kitchen faucets are tall — this one at the prep sink is 2 inches shorter than the one at the wash-up sink.

We used tall faucets in the kitchen.

The conservatory sink faucet.
The conservatory sink faucet.

We also picked a tallish faucet from Ikea for the conservatory bathroom.

The Pottery Barn high arc faucet has a modern vibe and costs $549.
The Pottery Barn high arc faucet has a modern vibe and costs $549.

But in the master bathroom, while I want a high arc I also want a more traditional style rather than modern.

The beautiful faucet at Restoration Hardware is tres cher.
The beautiful faucet at Restoration Hardware is tres cher.

I checked out Restoration Hardware which has a model called 1940 Fleetwood for a mere $985 and I need two. Fahgeddaboudit.

Delta Lorraine -- $139.
Delta Lorraine — $139.
Kohler Elliston -- $159.
Kohler Elliston — $159.
Grohe's Wexford -- $199.
Grohe’s Wexford — $199.

I took a look-only trip to Lowes and found a few attractive models which made me realize the taller the better.

Delta Kinley -- $149.
Delta Kinley — $149. (6 inches tall)
Moen Banbury -- $119 in chrome, $139 in satin nickel.
Moen Banbury — $119 in chrome, $139 in satin nickel. (8.5 inches tall)

Then I did the same look-only tour through Home Depot. Actually 10 inches seems to be optimum.

The advantage of buying from Home Depot is easy returns.
The advantage of buying from Home Depot is easy returns.

When I looked on the Home Depot website (which actually has additional products than are found in the store) I found a tall — 10-inch arc — model with a vintage style for a reasonable price of $190.

The only question I have: has anyone heard about Kingston Brass? The reviews seem bad indeed. But hopeful.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Now to Choose the Bathroom Sink Faucets”

  1. I’ve seen Kingston Brass online, but with reviews like that, I’d avoid them. My 2 cents: if you can afford to buy from a reputable American manufacturer, do it. There are plenty of nice mid-range choices, it seems.

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