During a major kitchen renovation project, many homeowners want to incorporate trendy features into their new kitchen. Be it adding accent lighting, clean line cabinets or creating an energy-efficient space, many of these trends are practical whereas some are considered purely for aesthetics. One trend that is equal parts beautiful and practical is installing a new pot filler faucet.
What is a Pot-Filler Faucet?
A pot-filler faucet, also known as a pasta arm, kettle faucet or swinging faucet, is a special type of faucet that is mounted over or near the kitchen stove and into the wall. It comes with an extendable arm for easy use. You get quick and easy access to running cold water just above your stove with this faucet. While some homeowners think of it as an important addition to their kitchen, many question the feasibility of the faucet. While trendy, they can also be quite practical. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider getting a new pot-filler faucet in your kitchen.
With their convenient placement right above the stove, a pot-filler makes your cooking experience easier. You can pull out the long arm of the faucet from the wall to fill up a pot or kettle on the stove and then tuck it back to the wall when its work is done. All you need to do then is switch on the stove to get the water boiling.
2. Easy for Multitasking
Filling up a kettle or big pasta pot requires constant attention. You either have to hold it in the sink for a few minutes or use a small container to fill it up going back and forth from the stove to the sink faucet. This may seem like a small task but even those few minutes can take a lot of time. You can avoid doing this mundane task by installing a simple pot-filler faucet.
While the pot or kettle is filling up, you can do other things such as preparing your cup for tea or deciding which pasta type you should cook. A simple pot-filler faucet allows you to multitask in the kitchen, especially if you are planning a big meal.
3. Ideal If You Cook Regularly
Whether you have a big family or just love cooking, if you’re frequently in the kitchen, adding a pot-filler faucet just makes sense. This way you can quickly and easily fill up your pots for pasta and rice dishes, giving you more time to focus on the other parts of your meal. If you’re someone who is more likely to order in take-out, then this trendy faucet probably won’t get much use.
4. Less Strain and Mess
Filling up heavy pots and kettles at the sink can be a very strenuous task. You have to hold them as they fill up getting heavier with every passing second. Then you have to lift this heavy vessel carefully so the water doesn’t spill and gently place it on the stove which may seem like miles away from your sink. Even a small bump in this process can spill all that water you carefully managed to collect in the pot on the floor or on your counters.
Cleaning the spilled water can become a kitchen nightmare especially if you have kids and pets running around. The strain, the mess and the pressure to clean the mess can mount higher than your kitchen ceiling and you may end up getting greasy take out which you tried to avoid in the first place. This whole chain of disasters can be avoided with one simple fix: a pot-filler faucet.
Professional Installation Required
If you’re already doing a big kitchen renovation project then it becomes easy to install a new pot-filler faucet above the stove. Your contractor will need to move some plumbing to add a new pipe to install this special faucet. Getting it done by a professional is advised to avoid any future water leaks and cracks to the surface. Once the faucet is installed, the contractor will set up the backsplash and install your stove range.
Installing a pot-filler faucet can be expensive but considering its benefits and convenience, it’s no wonder it has become one of the top-ranking kitchen trends of 2021. Talk to a local plumber to install your new luxury kitchen pot-filler faucet today.