Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Cool New Faucets
Here are faucets for the kitchen and bath from manufacturers including Moen, American Standard, Danze, Delta Faucet Co., KWC and Grohe among others.
The Vivid faucet from ShowHouse by Moen has a flowing water atop lime glass configuration. The water flows out of the raised fountain to create the look of a cascading stream. A widespread two-handle faucet with chrome bell handles with chrome faucet base channels come standard. The faucet has a sheer coating provided by Diamon-Fusion International.
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The Culinaire two-handle kitchen faucet with metal cross handle and color-matched side spray from American Standard also includes a cap for non-spray applications. The faucet has ½-inch IPS inlets, a 13-3/8-inch spout height and a 10-1/8-inch aerator clearance. Finish options include chrome, polished brass and satin.
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The Sirius collection from Danze has a ribbon-like spout shape and a rectangular base. Five lavatory faucet options include single- or two-handle styles for deck and wall mounts. Users can adjust water pressure and temperature. The Sirius faucets are made with ceramic disc valves and are constructed with solid brass. Chrome and brushed nickel finishes are available.
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The LED-lit Eve from KWC includes the company's Neoperl pull-out spray from the swivel spout and is made in versions for the kitchen sink, countertop or smaller bar or bathroom vanity. The faucet can be used with or without the light, comes in chrome or stainless-steel finishes and can be purchased without the LED option. It is ISO 9001 certified.
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The Asian-influenced, minimalist Rhythm faucet from Delta Faucet Co.'s Urban Collection has a variety of single and dual-handle configurations, including a wall mount. Design options also include a single-handle joystick faucet. The line also offers the European-inspired Grail kitchen faucet and geometric Arzo.
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The Symmetrix Sereno single-hand lavatory faucet from Symmons features ceramic control components, an aerator, a single-hole mount and all-metal construction. It is available in polished chrome, satin nickel or polished brass finishes. The faucet line has a flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute and also includes a shower head, tub/shower valve and Roman tub filler.
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The Ashfield single-control lavatory faucet from Price Pfister is designed to reduce water usage by 27 percent without compromising flow strength. The Ashfield line offers a high-arc swivel kitchen faucet with an upswept handle design and a matching quick trim wall flange for installation. Finishes include chrome, satin nickel and bronze. All finishes have a lifetime warranty.
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The K4 suite of faucets and accessories features pull out faucets for both main and prep sinks as well as a pillar tap and a pot filler. The suite, made by Grohe, is made in the company's StarLight chrome or RealSteel solid stainless steel finishes. It also offers SilkMove fingertip controls, and handles can be placed to the left, right or center.
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The Maro series from German manufacturer Dornbacht is an avant-garde inspired kitchen faucet with a square tip to the high pivoting spout to fill pots. The Maro series, along with its counterpart, Lot, features a rinsing spray set or an optional liquid soap dispenser with or without a rosette. The faucets come in polished chrome or platinum matte finishes.
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The Avalon Series from California Faucets is a single-hole faucet with 7-inch or 9-inch spout lengths. The faucet has an optional vertical configuration with a two-handle version available. The series has 30 finishes, including 10 physical vapor deposition colors that resist corrosion. The line has a matching range of accessories, including under-sink fittings such as p-traps and supply risers.
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