Published July 20, 2012
Are you in the market for a new kitchen renovation? Perhaps you are just interested in doing a small makeover involving a new kitchen sink and faucet? There are lots of new trends in the kitchen faucet arena and here are just a few to wet your appetite.
If your last visit to the kitchen section of the hardware store was completely overwhelming then you are not alone. Today’s shoppers have a myriad of choices when it comes to choosing a kitchen faucet. New styles, features and finishes are everywhere and it can be difficult to choose the right one for you.
The hottest trend at the moment is the modern, minimalist designs that emulate the faucets you see in commercial kitchens. You will also see a comeback of traditional, classic styles with a renewed interest in the rustic, farmhouse models of way back.
If contemporary is what you are looking for then check out the new, streamlined faucet styles in chrome and stainless steel finishes. Look for single handles, and simple silhouette shapes that focus on functionality and ergonomics. These clean-line style faucets often have seamless surfaces and therefore make them easy to clean. Choose from many different configurations including the choice of pullout handles for easy spraying with new multi-option spray buttons.
Serious chefs many want to consider the new professional style faucets that offer the look and the hardworking features of a restaurant kitchen. Often labeled “industrial chic” these versatile faucets are perfect for the busy kitchen and will match the 6 burner ranges and oversized refrigerators in many of the new larger homes. Be aware that these faucets tend to be tall and large and therefore may not be suited for the smaller, galley style kitchens. This faucet is fantastic for adding a big design statement within the cooking space and is perfect for the new “commercial” look that many customers are demanding.
Another popular trend is the “back-to-the-basics” style like Moen “Victorian” line and the Grohe “Classics”. Both of these brands are examples of the traditional, classic style of kitchen faucets that some feel comfortable and very at home with. If trendy is not your thing, then this style is for you. Life is simple with these bridge faucets and wall-mounted versions that make the kitchen feel warm and inviting to our families and friends. Retro choices are also available if you really want to go back in time and create a very nostalgic kitchen.
Whether you are into trends or perhaps just looking to replace the old, worn-out faucet on your existing sink, take an hour or two and visit a few of the kitchen supply stores to get a good feeling of what is available on the market. You may be surprised at what you come home with.