1. Pericolosa
    December 12, 2019 @ 5:15 am

    I think you should hold fast to the wall mounted principle. It’s obviously superior functional design. Paul knows that by now.

    If the other poster(s) are correct that you can custom brass plate whatever fixture you like, you’ll be pretty much all set.

    But consider: is there another place that you can install the instant hot and filtered taps, not right next to and competing with your faucet altae of gorgeousness?


  2. Donna Gibson
    December 12, 2019 @ 11:48 am

    I need to go to this ghost shop in the hopes that it will magically have all the things my heart desires. ….


  3. Becky Schneider
    January 29, 2020 @ 9:40 am

    I think the 2nd choice is better on the instant hot water dispenser in unlacquered brass. The chances of the unlacquered brass NOT matching are small chances. The chrome or brushed nickel DEFINITELY will not be as close of a match. I also like the look better on the 2nd one. (just getting started on my own kitchen remodel…loving all info you have come up with. I also wanted to say re tea– I heard you definitely DO NOT want to boil the water- when you boil water, air bubbles form and oxygen is taken out of the water and changes the taste of the water. I heat in microwave until very hot to steep my tea… Love my tea…


  4. Jessica
    April 20, 2020 @ 10:02 pm

    Thought…keep in mind that the unlacquered brass will only look shiny & new for like 5.2 minutes (unless you have perfectly soft water ;).

    So, even if the colors are slightly different (they shouldn’t really be since the plumbing code mandates how much of other deposits can be in the brass material)…you won’t be able to tell as soon as they develop they’re lovely patina!

    *I keep stalking waiting for further updates on the under-counter induction. I found a manufacture in Spain that makes them but have been curiously waiting to see what your gunna do cuz I simply REFUSE to start our demo until I can find a solution that doesn’t involve visible cooktop haha.


  5. Tamra
    August 27, 2020 @ 1:14 am

    here’s a designer trick, make sure whatever little faucet you buy is made of brass as the base metal (it will usually say so in the specifications but you can also call the manufacturer to verify) most faucets are. Once you have it take it to any powder coating finisher or find someone who does sandblasting and have them blast the finish off and voilia! unlaquered brass. My local powder coat guy will do a faucet for $25. You can also get laquered brass and just have the laquer removed.


  6. Shannon Trayhorn
    March 17, 2021 @ 9:54 am

    Just wanted to say that you can convert a polished brass fixture to UnLaquered by submerging it in boiling water with baking soda for 15 minutes, the laquer will boil right off!


  7. Roxann Lahcanski
    November 22, 2021 @ 3:15 pm

    When reading your post about countertop edges, i came across the picture of the square-edged white countertop on an island that you posted. The countertop looked like white marble and it sat on white cabinets in the picture. Can you please tell me the name and/or manufacturer of this beautiful countertop?

    Roxann Lahcanski


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