The humble kitchen faucet.
This all-important feature usually gets very little attention unless there’s a problem.
But an upgrade here is actually a great way to give your kitchen a boost in terms of both form and function. Thanks to multi-functional capabilities and even integrated smart technologies, today’s faucets make cleaning up easier than ever. And with a range of beautiful finishes to choose from, you can easily enhance the style of your space.
Let’s take a look at some of this year’s best ideas when looking for a new kitchen faucet.
Advanced Features & Accessories
Professional, restaurant-style faucets are finding their way into more and more home kitchens.
Popular features include a discreet pull-down kitchen faucet that allows for more targeted cleaning. Many faucets let you easily toggle between full flow and needle spray patterns. Other options include a concentrated jet spray with splatter control for getting rid of stubborn debris without getting your clothes wet.
Homeowners are also looking for clever accessories that take the hassle out of doing the dishes. Countertop glass rinsers are quickly becoming a kitchen must-have, with high-pressure jets that rinse unsightly residue off of glassware, baby bottles and similar items. These can be hooked up to a new or existing water line and come in a variety of attractive finishes. Other helpful accessories include specialty beverage faucets for dispensing purified water, or hot water faucets for preparing coffee or tea.
Smart Faucet Technology
Look for a touchless kitchen faucet that you can operate with a wave of your hand or even voice commands. Need 1 ¼ cups of water for a recipe? Your advanced faucet can dispense exactly that amount without having to guess. Need water at a specific temperature? You can control that, as well, either manually or using preset options.
Some models even connect to a dedicated phone app or sync up with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Your faucet can help you go green by telling you how much water you’re using and how much longer your filter will last. You can also receive troubleshooting alerts when the system detects possible leaks, freezing temperatures, high humidity or other issues.
Besides giving you advanced features, a new faucet is a great way to liven up your kitchen decor. This year’s top designs include contemporary silhouettes and finishes that will develop a patina over time.
Warm things up with brushed or satin gold. Nickel is another material in demand, with brushed, polished or satin finishes available. Many homeowners are opting for dark finishes such as matte black for a sleek ambiance. Other popular materials include polished chrome, stainless steel and graphite. Mix and match finishes by choosing different but complementary styles for the spout and handles.
With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find a kitchen faucet that meets your needs. Are you thinking about a kitchen remodel? Contact Elite Renovations & Design today for a free quote!