4 trends to consider for your next kitchen or bath update.
Does your kitchen or bathroom need an update? Changing out the sink and/or faucets could be an easy way to embrace some on-trend changes, especially if the bones of your kitchen or bathroom are fairly neutral and timeless on their own. Here are some popular sink and faucet trends to keep in mind.
Apron sinks used to evoke a vintage or traditional look in the kitchen, but the latest generation of updated designs look perfectly at home in contemporary or modern settings. These sinks come in many colors and materials, but perhaps the most popular is the white fireclay apron sink. Fireclay is a tremendously beautiful and resilient material, and the white color serves as a perfect complement to the trend towards black kitchen countertops.
Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets
Pull-out sprayers are a person’s best friend when washing large, bulky dishes by hand in the kitchen sink. Unfortunately, some of the types that have been on the market for a long time are now looking pretty dated. Some types even have a plastic head on the pull-out sprayer which looks downright cheap. Fortunately, a new generation of kitchen faucets is now available that gives you the sprayer functionality you want without the clunky, outdated look. The shape of the faucet has been changed to include a high arc spout with pull-down spray head, which allows more clearance for washing bulky pots and creates a more modern and sophisticated look. Some of these faucets even feature gentle, automatic retraction for the sprayer when you’re finished using it.
Touchless, no-handle faucets are becoming popular for both kitchens and bathrooms. In either space, the ability to turn on the water without touching the handle is both convenient and more sanitary. These faucets come in a broad array of styles to suit any interior design scheme.
Satin Nickel Finishes
One final faucet trend worth mentioning is an increased interest in satin nickel finishes on faucets of all kinds. Satin nickel was actually the most popular finish in 2014 according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Design Trends Survey for that year. Speaking of finishes, it’s also worth mentioning that experts have also noticed a trend towards including multiple different tones of finishes of metal in one room. While people still like to have their tub and sink fixtures match, they seem to be more open to using different metals and finishes on light fixtures, cabinet pulls, and accessories.
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