the Pot Filler

Kitchen Pot Filler

You might have noticed a blue pipe sticking out of the wall in all my past kitchen updates.    (There it is!)

Kitchen Pot Filler

I’ve always thought a pot filler would be handy but this is the very first time in the history of my “remodeling houses for us as we move around the country” career that I have torn out and completely started from scratch kitchen remodel.  So it’s the first time it made reasonable sense to install one.

When the plumber came in to move the water line for the refrigerator, I had him pre plumb for this baby too.  Then I had to build and install all the appliance cabinets, get the appliances in, get countertops, install my shelves and tile the backsplash and then I was ready for the pot filler!

It’s a bit of a luxury item but when building a whole new kitchen from scratch — why not?

Kitchen Pot Filler

 

It required some tricky tile work– I had to create a perfect circle for the bracket to fit into and only had 1/16″ room for error…which I didn’t get perfect after all.  That pen mark is where I’m a bit off center and that tile had to be chiseled away.

Kitchen Pot Filler

 

…which I let my handy plumber take care of since he’s done that sort of thing a hundred times and despite his teasing — the likelihood of hime breaking a tile was less likely than if I attempted it (for the first time) myself.

 

Kitchen Pot Filler

He didn’t break a tile.  Yeah!

And now I have a super awesome handy dandy pot filler

Kitchen Pot Filler

Kitchen Pot Filler

 

 

One of the best things about planning a kitchen remodel yourself is you can add a lot of special touches that don’t add much additional cost because the basement ceiling is already completely torn out and the entire kitchen plumbing is being moved anyway.

Things that make sense and add function and ease of use — like a water shut off for a pot filler. You don’t see this too often — but it only makes sense (to me) to have one so I had my plumber pre-plumb this when he was here plumbing for my new refrigerator and freezer.  Boom!

Kitchen Pot Filler - water shut-off

 

 

I would think one would want a water shut-off for their pot filler in case they ever had a leak.  It seems like it would be a standard practice…  Maybe just in my world!

 

Kitchen Pot Filler

Comments

  1. Colette says:

    I have one of these in my old house and I miss it soooo much! Such a time/spill-saver!

  2. Can’t wait to see more about all your appliances. We are going to be planning out or new kitchen soon, and I have been coveting what you have been showing.

  3. Feral Turtle says:

    Looks awesome Sandra!

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  5. MarieRoxanne says:

    That is so cool! It is so heavy to lift a huge pot of water out of the sink to the stove… Now if only you had a pot “mover” to bring the pot to the sink to drain… LOL

  6. Christan says:

    This would be perfect for brewing beer :)

  7. Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl says:

    Drooling over your pot filler. Now I wish I had actually followed through with installing one in my kitchen. Oh well, maybe if I have another leak ;-D.

  8. dream69 says:

    Very pretty! Thought mine was a luxury that I wouldn’t use often but I do use it daily!

  9. Jerri C. TN says:

    I love my pot filler. It gets used every morning to fill my coffee pot that sits next to it.

  10. Ohh I love it. This is something that I want in a future kitchen!

  11. Rachael says:

    Almost all pot fillers (including yours) have a water shut off where the filler meets the wall to prevent leaks. It’s the small lever by the wall. Do you think that won’t be sufficient for preventing leaks or do you just want to be extra careful?

  12. Guerrina says:

    I wish these were standard in all kitchens!!! Looks beautiful and totally agree on the shut-off.

  13. Cynthia @herlovelynest.com says:

    Sandra, this is truly awesome. it’s so pretty, and of course will be super handy too! zats good thinkin’ on the shut off valve.

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