Kitchen Confidential #8

large scale faucet

The kitchen faucet created more chaos than I care to detail right now. No one needs to know. I have a real problem with scale and imagining real-life size based on measurements given in online product descriptions. So, the Kohler champagne bronze faucet (not easy finding a non-foofy, gold or brass faucet under $500) I ended up buying was way too large proportionately for my tiny sink, though I could’ve had it installed anyway. (I tried out Amazon Home Services, and it wasn’t bad.)too small escutcheon

I then thought I could just buy the bar sink version, 5.9″ x 3.4″ x 11.5″ vs. 9.5″ x 9.5″ x 2.41″, but that’s not how it works (plus, those measurements taken off Amazon are screwy). There were also some misfires with escutcheons, a thing and word I wasn’t even previously familiar with.

brass faucet

As usual, I ended up with a compromise solution, the very inexpensive but less sleek Kingston Brass faucet. It’s fine. I don’t hate it. It’s fine, I don’t hate it, being my new mantra. Sure, the brass with the silver is a little bit kooky but it’s intentional and I like the discord.

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