When it comes to trendy sinks and faucets, you’re in luck. There are a vast array of options out there. Regardless of whether you’re looking for functionality, versatility, the latest in home design, or a combination of the three, there’s something out there to suit your style.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) says that an overarching design theme for 2014 is a contemporary look. That means trendy sinks and other kitchen and bathroom amenities have simple features and clean lines. There are few surplus items on the counter or decorative elements gracing the walls and surfaces.
The NKBA says that about 40 percent of the designers surveyed were designing bathrooms with water-saving kitchen faucets in 2013 and expect the number to rise to 47 percent this year.
Taking a cue from the popularity of sensor-activated faucets you’ll find in many restaurants and retail establishments, homeowners are requesting the same type of faucet for their bathrooms. Satin nickel finishes will stay popular throughout the year. Polished chrome is also becoming a favorite.
Consumers are choosing an eclectic look, which means mixing and matching contemporary and traditional to your heart’s content. When it comes to sink materials, stainless steel is king, with a healthy lead over second-place porcelain enamel. In third place is granite composition, which is expected to increase in popularity this year. Stainless steel has maintained classic popularity because of its durability.
Undermount sinks are expected to thrive this year. An undermount sink sits under the counter top instead of resting on top of it; there is no lip or edge. One of the benefits of an undermount sink is easy clean-up; you can simply wipe everything into the sink without a lip blocking the way. These sinks also pair well with solid counter tops and provide a sleek, clean appearance. With an undermount sink, faucets can’t attach to the sink; they must connect to the counter top or wall.
Many homeowners are seeking a second kitchen sink area; some want it for extra space for food prep while others choose it for entertaining, according to statements from Kohler provided by the NKBA. If the secondary sink is for preparing food, it likely has options for hot and cold water and a functional spray faucet. A supplemental sink for entertainment purposes might be confined to cold water with a filtration system.
Ultimately, the best way to choose your sinks and faucets is to select those that complement your needs and tastes. Just because something you like is considered trendy this year doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t use it. By installing durable products that are functional, easy to maintain and have a pleasing look, you’ll ensure you have what works best for you and your family.
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