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Bathroom Faucets

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Warning: The images under the cuts in this post are ENORMOUS.

We're moving into the userinfoHusband Guy's Grandparents' bedroom... sometime... soon... ish. There's no real timeframe, it'll happen once things are done/fixed/settled and furniture bought/sold/moved, etc. Part of me wants to and part of me doesn't want to move in, for various reasons, so I'll just let things happen as they will and go with it.

But the task at hand is to pick out new bathroom sink faucets. We'll be picking out something sensible, reasonably priced and matching... "in case the house needs to be sold" type of deal. And it has to be entirely polished brass. Grandma and Grandpa preferred the gold colour so it would be odd to have anything that's chrome in there at this point.

The faucet in our bathroom now is the same style as the ones in my parents house that I grew up with. It looks similar to this:

We'll be getting something that sort of matches the faucet set on the jacuzzi tub. Something like this:

In the meantime, I'm having fun ogling at faucets that I would love to have.

I love sheet flow and flume spouts. They look so beautiful when the water is actually on. Water flowing in odd and uncommon shapes is so mesmerizing to look at. And they would fit my "Elegant Trek" motif really well. =) But I wonder if there isn't something about sheet flows that make them annoying or impractical to actually use, day in and day out.

Anyone have any experience with those?

The sheet flow spouts look okay on their own, without the water on. But the flume spouts don't look as nice without the water though...

Here are some sheet flow spouts (in order of preference).

The first one is just an approximation of the one I liked. It was also an Alterna, but it was about three or four times wider and it didn't have the little plug pull knob thing. The third one reminds me of the U.S.S. Hathaway =D

Here's a flume spout with water and a flume spout without water.

  

See what I mean? I think it's gorgeous with. But without the water, it just looks like a silly little spade thing sitting there. I probably don't want it if it's the water that's making all the difference.

And I'm probably just in love with the photos. I like the black background photos the best. But I'd never choose an all black motif for any room in my own house. So, those faucets would probably look icky in the yellow-ish incandescent lighting in the bathrooms... *sigh*

As much as I like the look, I don't want round or square knobs that you have to twist to turn on. When you have gunk on your hands, you can at least turn on the tap with your elbows if you have lever knobs. With round/square knobs, you're stuck with having to touch the knob, get it dirty and clean it up afterwards. Moreover, one or both of us could develop carpal tunnel, chronic tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis or something in our old age and the wrist twisting motion could be painful. There are touchless faucets, but they A) are overkill for us and B) have their own pain-in-the-ass-ness issues.

Oh, and while I was flipping through the Delta faucets catalogue, there was this scary Sasquatch Lady in the shower:

That was pretty funny... XD

[Update]

I found the spout that I reallyreallyreally liked. It's not an Alterna, it's a Cirrus. I also discovered that it's a bath mount, so it's not for sinks... if it were chrome, for sink use while maintaining those height/width proportions, it would be so perfect.


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xinit
Aug. 13th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm looking at those square knobbies, and all the crevices in them for all that gunk you always have on your hands to get trapped in, dry in, and make things look bad...

Good for when you have a maid, but not so good otherwise, I'm thinking.
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Also good for obsessive-compulsive family members who like doing that kind of thing... but they don't live with me =D
kaseido
Aug. 13th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
That first b&w one - *amazingly* cool!

(ok, random moment of multicultural oddity - I just looked out my window and thought I saw a bunch of Jedi trick-or-treaters. On boggle-glance, turned out to be two short women in burqas with kids. *blink!*)

Sasquatch Woman - LMAO!
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
BWAHAHA!! Jedi trick-or-treaters... in August?! XD
sophia
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
sheet flow and flume spouts.
i didn't know they existed!
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
Take a look through www.kohler.com and www.deltafaucet.com. They have some very neat stuff, some anachronistic, some contemporary =)
aliasa
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
Oho! I never knew what they were called but absolutely love the look! When I paid a recent visit to a soap store, they had a really nice white and gold version where water came out from the back and circled around from the sides. Pretty and fun!
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
water came out from the back and circled around from the sides.

That would be cool! =)
ducks
Aug. 13th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
I like and dislike flume spouts for the exact same reason as you! They look awesome with water, but without, it's just ... bleh.

And the sasquatch lady. *shudder*
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
It's funny that it got PR approval =D
trigeekgirl
Aug. 13th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
*looks at hair on arms*

*hides arms*

*slinks away because is similar to Sasquatch lady*
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, but you're not standing naked in a catalogue that's shown to the free world over =)
trigeekgirl
Aug. 13th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, god no. As if I don't have enough self-esteem issues.
karinakarina
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
Everytime I see pictures of showers with multiple showerheads, I get all ticklish 'cause it just seems liek it would be.
bride
Aug. 13th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah, a ticklish carwash =)
karinakarina
Aug. 13th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
The concept is cool, I just don't think I'd be able to take a shower that way.
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