3 Trends in Kitchen Faucet Design

Choosing a faucet for your kitchen may be one of the most important choices that you need to make while you are creating your kitchen design plan. You have to consider usability, aesthetics, and sustainability. Your family will likely have these faucets for a number of years, so you want to be sure that you are satisfied with your choice. There have been a number of advances in faucet technology and designs. Let’s take a look at some of these trends and how they may affect your kitchen.

Touchless Technology

We all have those days where we are coming into our kitchen from the garden or your hands are goopy from touching raw meat or kneading bread, etc. Turning on your faucet seems like a hassle, because you know that you are going to have to watch your faucet after you turn it on. Many faucet and fixture designers have realized this problem and have designed faucets that can turn on without touching your faucet. These faucets have been created for the convenience of homeowners.

However, the difficult thing about touchless faucets are that you not only need a plumber to help you deal with the plumbings, but you will likely need an electrician as well. Often your sink will need to be plugged into your home’s electrical system, so you will need to accommodate to your electrical system to work with the touchless faucet.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is being used ubiquitously in kitchens. And it is no wonder. It works well with many different kinds of kitchen designs, especially modern and transitional designs. White is a color that is a staple for most kitchens and stainless steel pairs really well with that color. Of course, it works well with most colors. Stainless steel is durable, easy to clean, and has a modern look. Since it has become so popular in kitchens, many faucet designers have created stainless steel faucets that work very well with traditional and classic designs. Stainless steel is so adaptable, that if you decide to change the interior design of your kitchen, your faucet will still work with the design changes.

Pull-Down or Pullout Faucets

When you are washing your dishes, it may be difficult for the water to get to different areas in your pots or pans using a standard faucet. Designers have made it a bit easier with pull-down or pullout faucets. This makes it easier for homeowners to use their faucet. They can pull down their faucet sprayhead and manipulate it easily to wash or clean anything.

When you discuss your faucets with your contractor and your kitchen remodeling team, make sure that you have a trusted plumber to handle all of the installation and plumbing. You need to ensure that the faucet works properly and has the correct water pressure. Plumbing can be difficult when doing faucet installation, so we would not recommend that you install your faucet by yourself. Make sure that you find a kitchen faucet that meets your family’s needs and works cohesively within your home.