Kitchen Faucet Trends
Take a look at the latest kitchen faucet trends plus, get advice to help you sort through the new styles, finishes and features.
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Hence the return of vintage-style wall-mounts and bridge faucets, which harken back to a time when life — and plumbing — was simpler. The popularity of under-mounted sinks, and sinks without integrated faucet platforms, has also given homeowners freedom to experiment with bridge faucets and wall-mount designs, which make cleaning the sink and countertop easier and fit in well with a streamlined look. There's nothing old-fashioned about today's traditional faucets when it comes to functionality, though. These are retro styles with contemporary convenience, including pull-out nozzles and single-handle options.
Downside: Some of the more ornate styles can be a hassle to clean. Plus, if you're not totally committed to a retro look, you may be happier with a transitional-style faucet — one with a traditional form crafted from industrial materials like stainless steel, or with the simple form of a more modern faucet but rendered with warmer materials and hints of period detail. "Transitional faucets speak the language of both traditional and contemporary," explains Susan Serra, a New York City-area certified kitchen designer. "It's a 'fresh traditional' or 'soft contemporary' look."
Photo: Hampton Bridge by www.graff-faucets.com