House For Six

A Fab Faucet & A Fab Giveaway!

Deme Crinion33 Comments
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our kitchen update yesterday!  You gave me the motivation to keep going and power through these cabinets!

I'm sort of excited about the kitchen the way my daughter gets excited about anything with a pink hue (have you seen her room?).  Today I get to spill the beans on my most loved part of this new kitchen.....Le faucet!!

When we started this reno, most of the kitchen was in decent shape. It just wasn't very pretty.  But there was one area that was beyond was gross.  That Friends, is our old sink. 
Stained and corroded and really sad.

Years of build up had accumulated under the faucet handles and around the faucet head. 
I would say it was functional, but mostly because we had to make it work.  The standard low-arc faucet meant that water could never quite reach the edges of the sink and it was a wrestling match to get our large pots and pans under the faucet.  Even rinsing larger items like baking pans sent water spraying all over the counters.  And me.

So, when the kind folks at Pfister asked us if we would be interested in testing our their Pasadena faucet in their new slate finish, the timing could not have been more providential.  We decided to knock out the sink and faucet install at the same time.  With a fab new faucet and fresh new sink (that we grabbed from Lowe's), it was time to un-grossify our kitchen's most used area!

I think I heard audible cheers when this happened...

We went with a fresh, deep white sink.  We thought it worked best with the tile and other choices we had already made in the space.  And I'm eventually dreaming of fresh white counter tops to surround it...
We scraped off all the old caulking left on the counters, made sure the surface was clean and dry, then used new caulk to seal and set the new sink in place. 

Figuring out the plumbing was like a puzzle of pipe pieces that required multiple trips to the hardware store, and my 6'4" husband to squeeze himself into a comically small space.  I'm pretty sure James is still traumatized from it. Thankfully, when it came time to install the faucet, it was smooth sailing!

The faucet came with this handy install tool that made it really easy to tighten those parts in hard to reach places...

The slate finish is darker than stainless and slightly more matte.  At first we were concerned about how it would look with our other stainless appliances, but since our kitchen is white with various shades of grey, it just added another great layer of depth.  And now that we've lived with it for a few weeks, at some times of the day we see that deep rich grey and other times we notice much lighter warmer hues.  I think it would look great with stainless, oil rubbed bronze, and many other finishes. It's unique yet really versatile.....and dare I say, sort of sexy?

Two of our "must have" features for the new faucet were a high-arc and pull down sprayer.  Check!  It also has a button right on the faucet head that allow you to easily switch between the stream and spray modes. But my fave, fave, fave part of this faucet is the smudge-resistant finish.

After handling the faucet from taking it out of the package to the end of installation, there was not a single finger print or smudge in sight.  It looked as good as it did when we first opened it.  My biggest complaint of our other stainless steel appliances is how hard it is to keep them clean and free of little fingerprints.  So, we let the bambinos give this thing a test drive to see how it would hold up to six little hands....

Held up beautifully!  I wiped off a few drops of water and she was good as new.

Our kids love helping in the kitchen anyway, but any bets on what they want to do all day?  Wash dishes.  I'm cool with that....especially knowing I won't have to scrub off a bunch of fingerprints afterwards.  And guess what the best part is?  Pfister is giving away a faucet to one of you!! 

That's right, one lucky duck will receive a faucet of their choice up to $300 in value!  Pretty.  darn.  awesome.  Well, because you are pretty darn awesome.  The giveaway will run for one week and we'll announce the winner next Wednesday. Good luck!

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*Pfister provided us with one Pasadena faucet for this review.  All the rest is all us. 

Thanks so much for reading!  We would love to keep in touch!