You don’t have to do a full-scale remodel to introduce modern conveniences and style into your kitchen and bath. Simply changing the faucets can go a long way in updating the look and feel of your space. From hands-free faucets for convenience during holiday meals to elegant waterfall faucets for a spa-like bath experience, there’s never been a better time to replace these fixtures in the kitchen and bath. Let’s take a look at which faucets are designer-approved and worth splurging on.
Hands-free faucets can be a blessing in the kitchen, especially when you are covered in messy food or your hands are full with a fussy newborn. These kitchen fixtures work both ways by allowing either the traditional handle or a touch-free hand motion to start the flow of water. Not only does this keep your space more sanitary, it also eliminates water waste and accidental overflows. Many fixtures come in ADA-compliant versions and a variety of styles and finishes, allowing this faucet to be a showstopper in the kitchen for years to come.
A staple in commercial kitchens for decades, pull-out faucets are the culinary world’s gift to the everyday cook. With a traditional spout, temperature handle(s), and a removable spout, cleaning dishes and the sink comes with little hassle. Available in every style imaginable — from minimally modern to curved and classic — a new pullout faucet to your kitchen is a small addition that can make all the difference to bring in a breath of fresh air to your space.
If pasta is on the menu at home frequently, a pot filler is one of those kitchen additions that can seem insignificant yet end up being completely revolutionary. Save time and hassle carrying heavy pots of water by introducing a pot filler near the stove. Not only does introducing this fixture eliminate heavy lifting, it also makes stovetop boiling an easy task for those with limited mobility. Available with both lever and knob controls and a variety of styles and finishes, it’s easy to find a pot filler that is complementary to the other fixtures in your kitchen.
The bridge faucet is a wonderful go-to for farmhouse sinks, along with more traditional and transitional kitchens. With an old-world style in a range of contemporary finishes, this faucet adds just the right amount of classic visual interest without being too ornate or too contemporary. This is a great choice for wider sinks, especially large farmhouse sinks with single or double bowls, as bridge faucets are available in a variety of widths.
Waterfall faucets are fantastic for bathroom settings where less pressure is needed to wash hands, and the trickling of water adds a touch of serenity for a spa-like experience. The majority of waterfall fixtures have clean lines and minimal detailing, making them ideal for contemporary and transitional-style bathrooms. For modern bathrooms, go one step further with additional LED lighting and watch your faucet change colors to signify the temperature.
Wall-mounted faucets add the same convenience as countertop-mounted faucets without taking up all that counter space. Wall-mounted faucets come in all styles and finishes — from more traditional bridged fixtures to sleek fixtures, the possibilities are endless. These fixtures also allow versatility with placement, so they’re a great choice if you’re tight on space or have a vessel sink.
Avoid cleaning those hard-to-get edges of faucet knobs by eliminating them altogether. Sensor faucets have already made their mark in commercial bathroom settings, so why not introduce that convenience into your own space? These faucets not only make cleaning easier, but they also help regulate water waste and keep things sanitary. Sensor faucets are wonderful choices for those with limited mobility, and work especially well at keeping temperature regulated for small children.
Dual Handle Faucets
Faucets with handles for cold and hot water are popular in the bathroom for a reason: They make temperature regulation easy, especially for those with limited vision or small children, and can be much easier to operate than one-handle models. Dual handle faucets, typically with three separate components and plenty of detail, are fixtures that can easily make a statement in a bathroom. Available in every style and finish on the market — from chic, angular knobs for contemporary bathrooms to filigree-laden ornate handles for traditional ones — these faucets can transform your space instantly.
What fabulous fixtures would you love to introduce to your kitchen or bathroom?
From kitchens to bathrooms, interior designer Kerrie Kelly provides great advice on the best faucet styles for your space. She also gives guidance on how to match faucets with different types of sinks. Visit The Home Depot to see a large selection of bathroom faucets.