If the current economic state of the country has you constantly checking the sky to make sure it's not falling faster than the Dow Jones, you might want to consider welcoming a little Zen into your life (or at least your bathroom).
While helping people stay calm in the midst of economic turmoil was probably not Delta's main reason for releasing their new line of Zen-inspired lavatory faucets at this year's International Builders' Show, it did seem like a well-timed product launch. The Delta faucets, called the Rhythm Bath Collection, have a contemporary, tubular shape and certain models have a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, which earned them the WaterSense label. The Rhythm series is also the first line of Delta faucets that include a wall-mount design for vessel sinks.
Of course, we understand that purchasing a new Zen-inspired bathroom faucet isn't a sure bet to keep you calm during a recession. You can always just shout (or whisper) "serenity now"; it's quite a bit cheaper than retail therapy. Still, as more people strive for a calming, spa-like bathroom, it's nice to see a major manufacture release a mid-priced line of faucets that take a cue from Eastern design.
The Rhythm Bath Collection is available in chrome and Brilliance stainless finishes. The pictured wall-mount faucet (in Brilliance stainless) starts at $455; other models include the pictured single-handle Rhythm lavatory faucet in chrome starting at $206. For the complete collection and pricing, visit Delta's Rhythm Bath Collection Web page.
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