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While the kitchen is the heart of the house, the focus is on the water station. Sink and faucet styles have evolved to serve every functional and aesthetic purpose imaginable, including interchangeable sink fronts and low basin partitions, and color-enhanced faucets that respond to a range of functions.
In fact, today’s kitchen faucets offer a range of finishes and functions that take food preparation and cleaning to a new level. Dirty hands are no match for taps that can be operated with a fingertip, hand movement or voice command. And metal surfaces extend well beyond chrome and polished nickel to include gold and copper tones, as well as matte black and a range of colors.
Some of the latest trends in kitchen faucets are:
• The variety of surfaces, shapes and functions enables personalization and adaptation to any design style.
• Powder-coated paints are applied to faucets to match the latest in colorful sinks.
• Home Connect systems allow homeowners to talk to their taps, switch them on and off using voice commands and even receive precise readings or hot / cold water on request.
• Mixtures of colors set great accents in the kitchen, with matt black in combination with metals such as brushed gold and copper in the foreground.
• Spray functions range from fine, low-flow mist to full-surface water shields for a range of cleaning options, many with water-saving dispensing.
• Water filtration, carbonation, and hot / cold water dispensing are all growing in popularity, and the latest faucets offer these options from a single tap.