The kitchen is a place where we spend a lot of time. While making selections for a new kitchen can be overwhelming, be sure to keep comfort and convenience in mind when looking into new trends and updates for your home.
As new technology has finally expanded to the kitchen, homeowners are opting for deep sinks that are easy to clean. When it comes to fixtures, pull-down kitchen faucets with high arcs are all the rage, along with hands-free and motion-sensor faucets. Other kitchen trends include quiet, energy-efficient dishwashers; large-capacity refrigerators with water and ice dispensers; trash compactors to reduce waste; backsplash tile to add to any décor; and more earthy finishes like unpolished brass or antique brass on faucets.
Before making any trendy moves when it comes to kitchen fixtures, be sure to do your research and purchase items that are both functional and blend well with the rest of your décor.
Currently the popular choice when it comes to faucets are pull-downs instead of pull-outs. These fashionable faucets are sleek and convenient with a pull-down spray head that is easier to use when washing dishes, filling pots and cleaning produce. They come in many designs and spray patterns.
Another popular option is the swing-out faucet or pot-filler faucet that is complete with a jointed arm and usually mounted over the stove to make it easier to fill pots (of course). These faucets save the cook from moving heavy pots of water from the sink to the stove.
As technology is on the rise, so are touchless faucets and motion-sensor faucets, making the cook’s corner a safer and more convenient place to be in while preparing meals. Touchless faucets are fixtures that have sensors, allowing the user to “touch” the faucet with your hand or arm to turn the unit on and off.
Normally these types of faucets are found in a restaurant, stadium, or other large venues, but this new technology is becoming more and more popular inside a residence. The faucet is a wonderful option for a children’s bathroom or for sinks in which the user’s hands will be full. But as with anything, do some research before purchasing one of these new, fancy faucets. In our tech-savvy world, smart kitchens are on the rise. Touchless faucets conserve large amounts of water and can save a homeowner money over time.
When choosing a faucet, stick to a brand that you can rely on — in other words, stick to the main brands such as Moen, Delta, Kohler or American Standard. These companies support their products well, and repair parts are readily available. Don’t let a shiny, fancy faucet catch your eye if you’ve never heard of the manufacturer.
Make sure the faucet you select will work with the kitchen sink you have – for example, your sink needs to have the correct number of holes to support the faucet installation.
Kitchen faucets are among the hardest-working fixtures in your home, so be prepared to choose wisely. Every home has to have one; a kitchen faucet is an important part of your daily life. Just think about how many times a day you use your kitchen faucet. Knowing the number of uses it receives on a daily basis, it’s important that you select the right one for you and your family.