Kitchen Faucet Update

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Tyler and I have completed several updates to our kitchen since moving in nearly three years ago. You can check out a few of those posts here, herehere and here. I've been thrilled with all of our updates, but a few little projects have continued to linger. Number one on the list? The faucet.

Despite all of our hard work painting cabinets, installing new subway tile, hanging open shelving, and so on and so forth, we have been chugging along with the original kitchen faucet. The thing was oil rubbed bronze. Of all faucet options... why did the previous owners choose oil rubbed bronze? I know I can be picky, but really? Heck, every single faucet in our house is oil rubbed bronze. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. I don't like any of them. Go figure. On top of that, the thing was just dinky. I mean look...

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SO. We finally decided to buy a new kitchen faucet over the weekend! I did a ton of research and discovered there are no less than two billion options on the market with prices ranging from $50 to well over $1K. I wasn't sure how we would ever decide until I found this Delta faucet.

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Delta Trinsic Touch

The only problem? The $450 price tag. Ouch! The design was great, though - very simple and modern. I knew there had to be something else on the market that looked similar but was a bit more reasonable in price. That's when I stumbled on the RINGSKAR by IKEA. For a fraction of the price ($159), I found what appeared to be a nearly identical version of the Delta faucet.

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RINGSKAR Kitchen Faucet

Tyler worked on the installation...

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And here is the finished product! It looks great and really makes the kitchen feel fresh. Plus, the water pressure is fantastic! I'm anxious to see how it holds up over time, but so far so good.

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