Need semi-urgent faucet help
Hello. I am a lurker and occasional poster on the decorating board. I thought I might be able to get some much-needed assistance from all of you with your wonderful kitchens and kitchens-in-progress.
Our kitchen faucet broke on Friday. Snapped in half. It's a pull-out faucet--probably a cheaply made one (considering the other short-cuts our builder took, but that's a whole other story).
So we are currently pretty much unable to use our kitchen sink and need a new faucet ASAP. But here is our problem: we have a window ledge just 5 1/2 inches above the counter top and very little clearance for a faucet handle. We either need a very low profile faucet or a high-arc faucet with a fairly low handle that doesn't articulate sharply. We went to a showroom today, and the person helping us thought that this pull-downMoen faucet from the "Level" collection would work. But she must not have looked too closely at our photos. I think that it will be impossible to maneuver the handle with our soap dispensers (on either side, only 3 inches away). Could we put a cap on one of the soap dispenser holes and just not use that one? Would that look bad?
The other thing that might work is to find another low-profile pullout faucet like we had. I found one by Moen (see photo) but it got terrible reviews. One person said that his/hers cracked, just like ours. I located another by Grohe that might work.
Any thoughts? TIA for any feeback or suggestions. Photos are: first three (my kitchen with problem area window-ledge and soap dispensers. Next three: Moen high-arc faucet, Moen CA87316 faucet, Grohe low profile faucet.