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The kitchen is one place at home where constant activity happens. You'd think that with all the bustle that occurs in the area, there would be no space for beauty. However, with the new makes and models of kitchen faucets in the market today, you'd realize how functionality can be very well integrated with innovative yet timeless designs. Companies have somehow managed to make faucets with superb 'bling' factors.
Hansa Faucets Modern Designer Plumbing at Its Best The kitchen is one place at home where constant activity happens. You'd think that with all the bustle that occurs in the area, there would be no space for beauty. However, with the new makes and models of kitchen faucets in the market today, you'd realize how functionality can be very well integrated with innovative yet timeless designs. Companies have somehow managed to make faucets with superb 'bling' factors. One such company is Hansa faucets. Hansa has numerous faucet products – ranging from bath faucets to kitchen faucets. Their minimalist-modern bathroom faucets are way up in the must-get list of people looking for technology, style and function is one product. What with pressure controls and ergonomically designed volume and temperature controls, these faucets would not only make things easier for you, it would save you on energy and water bills. Some of the features of Hansa faucets are electronically controlled temperature adjustment, spouts with LED light indicators that would let you know changes in the temperature according to the change of color, hot water stops as an added safety measure, extendable height versions for people who need more under-the-faucet space, various handle configurations and a few models have a swiveling spout feature. Hansa is also known for manufacturing not only those canyon-typed goodies but also its more conventional HansaDesigno kitchen faucet that has a characteristic arc shape. Hansa also installed patented fat depots located in the ceramic disks of the control cartridge, making sure that they are continuously lubricated. These faucets, being top- mount are also easy to install. The main reason why there is a demand for Hansa faucets is that the products are groundbreaking and stylish, without ever losing substance. Think the merger of an interior decorator's creativity mixed a craftsman's eye for detail and an engineer's knowledge in technology. Prices of these faucets range from a few hundred to around 2500 dollars. Despite this staggering price, demand is still high that they have to be backordered for weeks. The rice would depend on the product line; with the Hansa Canyon line priced the highest. The price also depends on the finish, which was, anyhow, usually chrome, the features as well as the vendors. There have been instances when there have 40% price cuts offered by vendors at certain times. The major drawback of Hansa faucets though is that while it might spell elegance, it isn't old world elegance. Most of the company's products look modern. If you have a colonial house or a rustic or country design scheme, it might look out of place. Unless of course you have a few chrome-finished fixtures here and there that would your faucet look like it just might belong, after all. If you absolutely have to get a Hansa faucet, then you just have to choose one that has a softer finish. Chrome would look so shiny that it might look too space-age for your kitchen. While the price of some of the batch and kitchen faucets in Hansa's line can make you do a double-take, you'd even be more surprised of how innovative and refreshing they look. If you are into chic contemporary, these faucets just might be the upgrade you are looking for.