Fixtures: Hot and Cold Running Style
Whatever your faucet fancy, from Old World to contemporary, there is a fixture for you.
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This isn't your grandfather's faucet anymore. Or is it? Judging from the wide array of models on display in plumbing showrooms, this question is difficult to answer.
"We're seeing a lot of interest in contemporary pieces," says Jeff Settle, owner of Settco Decorative Plumbing and Hardware in Fresno, Calif. "But there's also a trend toward the traditional."
Contemporary faucets for kitchens or bathrooms feature sleek, streamlined styling; it's a dramatic departure from the function over form of grandpa's day. Many of today's models look like they belong on a spaceship. They exude convenience and efficiency, and they emit the sparkle of polished chrome and stainless steel.
Here's how to design and install a decorative tile accent for the kitchen.