Project designed by Lauren Tolles, Maison Birmingham, Gold Winner in the Kitchen & Bath Design Awards 2020 Kitchens $ 150,000- $ 225,000 category. – Photo: Martin Vecchio Photography
While the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the house, the water station is at the center of that heart. Sink and faucet styles are designed to serve all imaginable functional and aesthetic purposes, including interchangeable sink fronts and partitions for low bowls and color-infused faucets that respond to a range of operations.
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 cannot be compared to faucets that can be operated with a tap of the finger, a wave of the hand or a voice command. Metal surfaces extend well beyond chrome and polished nickel, and 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 multitude of surfaces, shapes and functions enables personalization and adaptation to all design styles.
• Faucets are powder coated to match the latest colorful sinks.
• With Home Connect systems, homeowners can talk to their taps, switch them on and off using voice commands and even receive precise measurements or hot / cold water on request.
• Mixed surfaces set important accents in the kitchen, with the focus on matt black in combination with metals such as brushed gold and copper.
• Spray functions range from fine, low flow mists to full face water shields for a range of cleaning options, many with water saving delivery.
• Water filtration, carbonation, and hot / cold water dispensing are becoming increasingly popular and the latest faucets offer these options with a single tap.