Urgent: 2-3 hours to decide on faucet placement

KevinMPSeptember 20, 2013

The question is middle/centered or left corner. My granite installers will be here in 2 hours, and I cannot decide. It's a big commitment with no turning back!

I'm leaning towards the left corner with the level positioned on the left side of the faucet because I found myself always moving the original faucet out of the way. I have a square-ish, single-bowl sink that is deep, and the faucet just seemed to bother me where it was. Plus, with it out of the way, I will have more room behind the sink (e.g., storage of cutting board and for cleaning) and I will be able to fill up pots on the stove and the coffee maker. The new faucet is the Kohler Cruette.

Here's the current state (the sink will be where the old sink was, which is where the cutting boards are placed), and a before so you can see what I didn't like before. (I also hated all of the gadgets (four holes is three too many especially for those crummy dispensers).)

Help please.

Current state (still needs caulking, painting, granite, etc.):

Before (same sink, old faucet and position):

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The one thing I would suggest is to get your faucet out and "use it" in both positions. I suspect it has the potential to be awkward to operate if placed on the left. Also, consider your spout reach in relation to where your sink drain will be.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:44AM
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Circus Peanut

So this is the new faucet, correct:

If you're right-handed, I approve of the idea of putting it on the left with the lever on the left. I had a similar faucet with lever on the left-hand side of the sink, and loved the position of the water spout but not the lever, which we put to the right of the faucet. I'd always wind up crossing under the water to turn it off with my left hand.

So to be short, I like your plan. But do make sure this is possible with this model, and by putting the handle to the left you won't be having to push it back rather than forward to turn it on, etc!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 10:05AM
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Have it on the left, if you disliked the middle position so much.But I don't know if that would create any problems with the installation of the faucet or cause water to splash.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 10:45AM
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This lever can be installed on either the left or right side of the faucet, although I suspect that'll make the temperature positions reversed depending on which side you're using.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 11:16AM
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Well, this is a whole new dilemma I've never thought of. Yippee... more decisions.... ;)

It seems like you really know what you want, though, Kevin. And it looks like it will work great for your kitchen.

I'm ogling your fridge, though. Mind telling me what it is and if you love it? Do you have enough fridge/freezer space?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 12:02PM
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