Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Franke Under the Sink Water Filter

Our LifeEdited 2 Franke Water Filter with ceramic cartridges easily mounts under the sink, leaving more space in our kitchen and allowing us to drink filtered water straight from the tap. It’s a great way to get away from bottled water.

As a former crew member of Plastiki, “a unique  60ft  catamaran  engineered  from  approximately  12,500  reclaimed plastic  bottles and srPET, a  fully  recyclable material … relying  primarily on renewable energy systems,” Graham cares about the complete removal of bottled water from his and everyone’s lives. For him, the Franke water filter is an excellent and easy way for dwellers to help completely remove plastic water vessels from their lives.

Even though NYC has exceptionally clean tap water, Graham still uses his Franke filter to help remove potential contamination created from the old pipes in the building. To learn about the best filters for your needs, follow this link!

This post is one in a series that describes our LifeEdited 2 showcase apartment. LifeEdited 2 embodies our green, space efficient, and minimalist principles. We view LifeEdited 2 as a lab for experiencing things that are consistent with these principles. The product described in this post was given to us, which we appreciate, but we would not have accepted if we didn’t believe in it.

  • Cayman

    When renovating in the UK I came across a combo filter and boiling tap that installed entirely underneath the cabinets behind the kick plate/plinth. When renovating in the US i could never find this and hence lost space in cabinets under the sinks. Any idea whether there is a reason not to use the plinth space in the US? Code?
    Any other space saving ideas for using the under the cabinet spaces in LE ?

    • lifeedited

      Interesting. Was unaware of that type of product. We have thought about using an under cabinet area for Roomba parking, scales, …

      • Cayman

        In some countries I believe Ikea sell a toe-kick/plinth drawer unit that rolls on wheels rather than slides as it is going to be hard to install or service slides under cabinets. But certainly a good location for extra storage.
        I found the details of the behind-plinth boiling tap and it turns out to be a Franke Minerva. They suggest locating the heating tank on the floor under the cabinets, but leave the filter in the cabinet for easy changing.
        “You can fit the heater (1) behind the plinth, providing the plinth
        is no less than 150mm (a) or in the kitchen cupboard (b). Both
        installations need a level and vibration-free surface. Installation
        option (a) fit the heater behind the plinth. Route the mains lead
        and connecting hoses upwards behind the floor and backboard
        of the cabinet. Alternatively drill a 60mm hole in the base of the
        cabinet and route hoses and mains lead through hole. Installation
        option (b) Position the heater in the back of the cupboard.”

        • lifeedited

          Franke Minerva — good find. Very quite happy with the Franke products in the apartment.

  • fran

    Apparently Chromium contamination can only be removed by reverse osmosis filters. Although this is not a threat in NYC, I think it may be a realistic concern in other places. Any thoughts on this?