Dec 7, 2011

4 new pull-down faucets to consider for your kitchen or laundry room.

Kitchen design should be full of convenience and function.Here are some single hole faucets, with convenient pull-down technology, to consider. These have a variety of price points to best suit your remodel budget:

From Moen, this deep bronze finished faucet is engineered to swivel, retract, and dock effortlessly, the high-arc Arbor pull-down faucet now comes with their Reflex technology that - according to Monen - requires less force to extend than previous systems. The hose weight has a slight football shape to bounce off pipes beneath the sink and prevent hang-ups. The flexible hose and ball-swivel joint create a wider range of motion when aiming the spray.

The wand of the MVP award-winning Solna pull-down faucet from Brizo hides within the spout, pulling out with just an index finger hooked around the back. The firm says it easily snaps into place because of a magnetic docking technology. The sleek, minimal design is easy to clean, and a self-polishing diamond valve prevents mineral build-up for a valve that lasts 10 times the industry standard, the company claims.

Price Pfister
Claiming it to be an industry first, Price Pfister says its Elevate EXT pull-down faucet adjusts any time to accommodate large pots or to reduce splashing with three height settings from 8 to 11 inches. The spout swivels full circle, and an extra-long hose extends 70 inches. The sprayhead has two functions: spray and stream. Available in stainless steel, the faucet comes in one-, two-, three-, or four-hole configurations, with or without a deckplate.

With a high arc for filling tall pots, Kohler's  Bellera pull-down faucet uses their ProMotion technology for a sprayhead that is quiet, lightweight, and easy to maneuver, says the manufacturer. The sprayhead has three functions: aerate, spray, and pause; the pause feature allows users to extend the sprayhead beyond the sink basin. The design, a combination of modern and traditional, uses a single-lever handle to adjust water flow and temperature.