Now that we’ve talked about our favorite bathroom fixtures when it comes to all things plumbing, it’s time to share our favorite kitchen fixtures including sinks, faucets, and pot fillers.
Your sink, faucet, and pot filler get a ton of use in your kitchen. It’s the spot where you make meals for your family, do dishes, wash your hands, and more. Although it can be easy to overlook this space and want to splurge on other items in your kitchen, we always recommend going with quality for your sink and faucet. Choosing a sink and faucet that will last you for years to come is a great investment in your kitchen.
Here are our favorite sinks, faucets, and pot fillers for your kitchen!
When deciding on your sink, think about how you use your kitchen. Do you want a single basin or double? Low divide or not? Farmhouse or under-mount? What material is best? As you can see, there are a lot of decisions when it comes to the sink you choose for your kitchen. Let’s dive into all of these options.
We love under-mount sinks because they are easy to clean, fit seamlessly with your countertop, and you can brush crumbs off the counter directly into the sink. Even after you’ve decided to go with an under-mount sink, you’ll still have the option for a single basin or double basin.
Our all-time favorite single basin sink is Elkay’s Classic 33″ Undermount Single Basin Quartz Composite. The material of this sink is a quartz composite, making it very durable and scratch and stain-resistant. It comes in a variety of colors including white, grey, black, and more.
With a double basin, there are even more options including a low-divide or not and 60/40 split or 50/50 split. Splitting the sink evenly provides the same space on either side, like this classic 50/50 undermount sink. For a 60/40 option, this sink gives you versatility in washing since one side is larger than the other.
If you like the concept of a single basin sink, but still want to be able to divide up the water for washing dishes, a low-divide sink is the way to go. Rather than the middle divide being the same height as your sink, it’s shorter providing shallow divided basins. This allows for the ease of washing large pots and pans but still gives you the ability to divide water with everyday dishes. Elkay’s sinks with the Aqua Divide are our favorite, including this one with a curved back, giving the perfect spot for your faucet.
If you’re looking for a farmhouse sink in your kitchen, there are a couple of things to consider. Farmhouse sinks are typically at least twice as much as quartz composite sinks, starting around $700 and go up to $1,000+. These sinks are beautiful and add a certain feel to your kitchen, so it may be worth the extra cost. In addition, you’ll need to ensure your cabinet is built for a farmhouse sink or can be modified if using existing cabinetry since the front of the sink is exposed.
One of our favorite farmhouse sinks is the Kohler Whitehaven Farmhouse sink. This sink is made out of enameled cast iron and resists chipping, cracking, or burning. You can find the Kohler farmhouse sinks in either a 30″ or 36″ size.
Another farmhouse sink we love that can be found at a lower price point is the Sinkology Harper Farmhouse Fireclay sink. The sink is sealed with a signature glaze, making it resistant to stains and easy to wipe clean.
When choosing a faucet for your kitchen, you’ll need to consider if you want a bridge faucet, single hole faucet, color finish, pull out spray or no, and if you want touch technology or not.
Transitional & Budget Friendly
We love the Delta Essa faucet for a transitional kitchen. It’s got the clean lines of a modern space, but still has a nod to that more traditional faucet. It comes with a pull-out spray and comes with the option of touch technology. In addition, the price of this faucet is hard to beat with it coming in around $200-250 without touch and $300-$350 with touch.
For a more traditional look, the Delta Cassidy is the perfect option. We love it in the Champagne Bronze, but it also comes in a variety of other finishes as well. This faucet is about $400 without touch and $600 with.
Modern, Yet Classic
This is our all-time favorite faucet, the Trinsic kitchen faucet from Delta. It comes in Matte Black, Arctic Stainless, Black Stainless, Champagne Bronze, and Chrome. The design is timeless and can complement any style of kitchen. The price of the Trinsic faucet ranges from $300-450 without touch and $450-55o with touch.
We also love that it comes with the touch technology option, which is a GAME CHANGER! Morgan and I both have touch faucets in our kitchens and we’ll never go back. The ease of being able to turn your faucet on and off with the touch of your hand, finger, palm, or wrist is amazing. It makes washing dishes, cleaning your hands after dealing with chicken or filling up a water bottle super easy. The faucet also has a light at the bottom that goes from blue, to purple, to red, letting you know the temperature of your water.
Brizo, which is a brand of the Delta Faucet Company, includes luxury designs that have intricate details and beautiful designs. In Morgan and Jamie’s kitchen, they have the Brizo Artesso Smart Touch Articulating Faucet, which is absolutely stunning. The luxe gold is a soft finish that brings shine to the kitchen. It’s a newer Brizo design and with the touch feature, comes in around $1,000.
Another of our favorites from Brizo is the Litze Single Handle Square Arc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Knurled Handle. The combination of black and gold is amazing and the square angles give it that modern look. This faucet comes in around $600 and does not come with the touch option.
Bridge faucets are another of our favorites when it comes to the kitchen. These faucets are typically more expensive, but have such a beautiful design to them. The Delta Broderick in Champagne Bronze comes in at $700, the Brizo Litze in Matte Black & Luxe Gold is around $900, and the Brizo Litze in Brilliance Stainless is $820.
If you like the look of a more industrial faucet, a semi professional option is the way to go! These faucets have more of a commercial style to them with the high arch and coils. We like this Kohler Tournant faucet in Polished Nickel for a professional look in the kitchen.
When deciding whether to add a pot filler to your kitchen, there are a couple of questions to answer first. Will your range be located on an exterior or interior wall? Do you want the ability to fill pots and pans right by your range? Are you able to run plumbing to that area? Will the cost be in your budget?
Deck mounted pot fillers are a great option when your range is located on an exterior wall. Especially in states with colder climates, like Minnesota, a wall-mounted filler would not work because the pipes can freeze. Deck mounted fillers are more expensive than wall mounted pot fillers. This Brizo Euro Deck Mounted Filler in Champagne Bronze comes in around $800, but it adds such a beautiful look to the kitchen and the functionality of filling pots right by the range is a great addition to the kitchen.
The same pot filler comes in a matte black finish, shown below, for around $730.
If your range is on an interior wall, a wall-mounted pot filler is the way to go. This option is less expensive and takes the faucet off your countertop. Morgan & Jamie have the Elkay Avado wall mount pot filler kitchen faucet with the lever handles and absolutely love it for filling up pots for dinner, plants, and more.