Step 10: Pull-out Faucet Buying Guide II

Faucets
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Modern convenience doesn't preclude traditional design, as on this Victorian-style faucet with a wand-style pull-out spray. Victorian faucet in polished nickel, from Harrington Brass, $965.

F. TREND SETTERS Finishes in oiled bronze or copper color hew to the latest trends in kitchen design. Bronze: Country Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet, from Rohl, $596. Copper: Colonnade, from Moen, $272.
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    Tools List

    • bucket
      Bucket
    • basin wrench
      Basin wrench
    • adjustable wrench
      2 adjustable wrenches
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-head screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. FAUCET

    Usually comes with everything necessary for installation, except braided supply lines.



    2. BRAIDED SUPPLY LINES

    Needed to connect faucets that have rigid tubing.



    3. ESCUTCHEON PLATE

    if necessary, to cover holes in the sink rim or the countertop when replacing a three-hole faucet.