phoggieOctober 25, 2012

I am in the process of picking things for my new build and can not decide on a kitchen faucet.

My cabinets will be painted pearl, the counters dark brown,cream,gray laminate, the appliances will be stainless....the cabinet pulls will be ORB...but the sInk area has me stumped. Light cream sink and ORB faucet OR stainless sink with either crome or brushed nickel faucet?


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You can definitely mix metals in the sink area. I'd feel very confident going with either choice. If you get an ORB would you go with a living finish (which will wear where you handle it most) or a sealed finish. The light cream sink will probably be more of an attention grabber if you have a nice sink area you'd like to highlight.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 7:01PM
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A light cream sink would be very pretty, but stainless may be easier to keep clean. If I did an ORB faucet, I'd probably have it sealed. So excited to see you making all these decisions...your house is going to be wonderful! :)

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 7:32PM
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what is the counter top laminate?

it sounds like the cream sink would look good with it and put a 'light' break in it. SS would go fine. I'm going to try to go SS - I think it'll be easy to clean w/out the worries of losing the finish on it.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 8:09PM
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Thanks...and more responses are welcome.

Desertsteph, the color of the laminate that I "think" I will use is Formica Jamocha Granite Matt finish. I think it will look good with pearl painted cabinets...although I keep seeing others who have chosen lighter counter tops, and I like them also.

Lavender lass..it is always so kind of you to respond to my posts...that is why I always keep checking in at SH to see what you are doing. When do you hope to start your build?

I still did not decide what to do about a sink and faucet...but something will spur me to make a decision one way or the other....but I need to decide on the faucet, so I can pick a sink with the proper holes, or a sink so I know which kind of faucet to get..... Oh the decisions to be made.

So I appreciate all of the help I can get....building at my age without my DH, is not for the faint of heart!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 9:22PM
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I am thinking the light sink and the ORB would look nice - but can you post a color board to help.
One thing that helped me decide on the faucet and cabinet hardware - Someone thought my faucet would feel lonely as the only item in antique brass. I was debating between AB handles and SS/nickel handles at the time.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 9:27PM
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