My husband and I bought our first house a few years ago and promptly redid the kitchen. We gave it a full overhaul, even taking down walls to really open the kitchen up and improve the overall flow of the space. Everything was ripped out and replaced with the exception of the flooring, so we started new with all finishes and components. The project was fairly fast-paced as we were trying to complete the kitchen and get the house "move in ready" before we got married.
While timing was tight we did not want to compromise on quality or the overall aesthetics of any one purchase or selection because we rushed into a decision. So, we picked out every part and piece of our kitchen with care. Overall we are really happy with most of the selections we made, but one of our surprise favorites is our faucet.
We decided to go with the Delta Touch20 Technology faucet in the Champagne Bronze Finish. I had worked with my Grandparents on their kitchen remodel a year before and we had selected the same faucet (different stye, same color) for their kitchen. They had been extremely pleased with the product, so we figured we would go the same route for our kitchen. After living with the faucet for almost two years I'm pleased to say this is by far one of the most-used and "how-did-we-live-without-this-feature-before?" products in our kitchen. The Touch20 Technology allows you to turn the faucet off and on by simply tapping the faucet anywhere on the spout or handle.
Sure, the concept sounds cool, but I can't tell you how convenient this faucet has been, making it valuable to us in ways that far surpass the cool factor it undoubtedly has.
Think of how many times your hands have been covered in anything from raw meet and cookie dough to planting soil, and in order to wash your hands of the dirt and grime you have to dirty up everything in your path, namely the faucet.
It's a frustrating cycle that most of us are all too familiar with. But this type of problem does not exist with the Touch Faucet! Now days around our house, if our hands are covered in gunk we simply tap the faucet with our elbow, arm or heck even our head, and POOF the water comes on and the mess is contained and washed away down the drain.
I'm certain your sold on function, so let me just add the icing on the cake for aesthetics and price point. As I mentioned we went with the Delta Touch Faucet in the Champagne Bronze finish but the Delta Touch Faucets come in a slew of finish options AND styles. Everything from Traditional to sleek and modern. And the price point? 100% reasonable. When it comes to plumbing you don't want the price point to be too cheap or you will end paying for it later when it fails. This faucet is definitely not the cheapest, and you do pay a little more for the touch feature, but it's also not the most expensive by any means. Of course there are other companies out there that sell the touch faucet, but we have been really pleased with our Delta purchase.
They say it's the simple things in life and I couldn't agree more. The only downside to owning a touch faucet is that I now I expect all faucets I come in contact with to operate the same, so I'm constantly hitting faucets wondering what's wrong with them.
And more than likely appearing .....completely and totally out of my mind.