The day has come – when I would be at my max efficiency in the kitchen. Now with a food subscription to Munchery, and a new pot filler, I can now cook at ninja speed. A pot filler is a true kitchen indulgence, and when you see a pretty one, it can convince you that you really need one. Then, once you have one you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one.
This Brizo Euro wall mounted pot filler from Build.com has two ways to turn it on or off – it allows you to do that should steam heat up the nozzle, you can turn it on from the base, or if you have a particular preference.
The pot filler was a great addition (comes in 3 different finishes) – I think it filled up the behind the stove space beautifully (we used to have a sign on a wood chalkboard that read “Give Thanks Be Joyful ” which horrified the gas man when he saw it until I assured him I never turn on the back burners.)
Since we were demo-ing the backsplash to install new tile, it was the perfect time to install a pot filler – while the tile is already out and you can access it. However, if you can’t exactly demo your backsplash but you want a pot filler, there are deck mount (counter) pot fillers so you can drill into your counter and install one right by your stove.
I researched the suggested height for a pot filler is around 16″. In my case, I decided around 15″ placing my tallest pot with a steamer on the stove to determine height.
There are a few more great pot filler designs (all come in variety of finishes) –
I’ve seen pot fillers off to the side, or right in the middle – the location where it is allows me to center it and also move it to the side – such design versatility! Here are some additional pot fillers on Build.com – they start at under $100.
We had a a copper pipe that ran from our kitchen sink and dead ended with a cap – right under the stove. It seemed there was already a waterline ready. If you don’t have one, a plumber can add one from your sink fairly easily. I say fairly easily as if I would even know. We got a quote with an estimate of how many hours it would take and we approved and went forward.
Les the plumber added a 2×4 you can see to make sure the pipe was sturdy. It’s a flexible hose to make it easier to go up the wall.
Once the tile was completed, Les came back to fit the pot filler on. Total cost for labor was $550 for about 4 hours of labor.
And now I can feel the joy of cooking is returning to the kitchen! Build.com has been great to search for home improvement products.
Check out tomorrow’s post for the full kitchen reveal with the new tile backsplash!