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    I am looking for a well designed kitchen faucet without paying ridiculous prices. I started looking at Fontaine. Has anyone ever heard of this brand or know anything? I appreciate your responses....

    Howard

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    I see they offer only a 1 year warranty. They say they can provide "some" replacement parts. Who ever heard of them, and will anybody know where they are in a few years when you need some parts? Why not stick to a major brand.?

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    $200 vs. $400 (and higher) And I am just plain running out of the monies that were set aside for these projects...

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    In the end it will be far more expensiveto go with some off brand. Go buy a $25.00 P/P kitchen fauset and install it your self. Then save up for a good one.

    I had a customer who bought a $700.00 Frankie, I think was the name was, and 2 years later he was replacing it.
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    How much has the project cost so far? What percent of that is $200 for a good faucet? Probably a very small one. Why skimp on the one item you will use many times a day? Leave out one other item in the project and you will have enough for the faucet.

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    $200 is a lot for a kitchen faucet, and at $400, half of that is going into someone's pocket. Get the $19 bubble-packaged unit at home depot, then save up until you can afford $99 for a good Delta.

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    I guess I wasn't clear. I do not mind paying $200 for a good faucet. It is paying $400+; that is too much for my budget. It is just finding a style and color that go with the kitchen. My budget not only includes the kitchen, but the family room, the master br, and laying flooring down through out a good portion of the house. And I am just plain running out of the green stuff.

    I have a new sink that I need to punch a hole for the faucet and I want to make sure that the design I get is what I want and that it is a replaceable design if I decide to upgrade in the future. I just don't want to buy junk just to have it... I guess that makes sense, at least in my mind...

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    I think you got good advice from these fellows.

    I also recommend something serviceable (will work well and parts are readily available and won't cost a lot). You can pay $200. more for foo-foo too, but it won't be any better.

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    In the end, it's just water down the drain.

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    Make the decision if you want a single handle, spread handle, and then have the holes bored in the counter. For a single faucet, they usually seem to all take the same sized hole. Check this out over a few different brands of the same style you're interested in and go for it. Makes it easier to upgrade later. My unprofessional opinion.
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