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Waterworks: The latest in kitchen faucets

12/9/2013 11:13:20 AM
Article by Holly Berecz

While cabinetry may set the stage in the kitchen, having just the right accompaniments to it can make or break a fantastic design. One of the most important areas is the hardworking sink area. Here, the faucet and sink work hand-in-hand to not only provide convenience and ease for the user, but also to make a bold design statement. Faucets, in particular, are an area where homeowners can show off a little personality. From high-tech “no touch” options to spouts that look more like sculpture, the faucet is an important focal point in the kitchen. Here are five of the latest eye-catching faucet designs…

Indi kitchen faucet from Moen

The only thing better than clean dishes is a sleek, clean-lined faucet. Not only does the Indi kitchen faucet from Moen offer a cool modern aesthetic, but it also provides the latest in antimicrobial technology. Microban®, which is built right into the faucet finish and won’t wear away with normal use, helps keep the faucet finish visibly cleaner and resistant to stain- and odor-causing bacteria. This handy feature lets homeowners spend more time enjoying their family and less time worrying about cleaning. The faucet features a pulldown wand and choice of three water patterns: powerful spray, aerated stream, and pulse. It also comes with Moen’s innovative Reflex® system, which offers a self-retracting spray wand, exceptional range of motion, and generous reach. Listed at $238, it offers high style without a super high price tag.

Vuelo kitchen faucet by Brizo

Inspired by the graceful curves of a swan, the Vuelo faucet from Brizo forms a majestic silhouette. The sculptural faucet comes in split finishes of Cocoa Bronze/Stainless Steel and Polished Chrome/Matte White for even more drama, making Vuelo a true departure from the ordinary. Also available in solid Chrome and Stainless, this sculptural faucet comes in a variety of configurations, including Brizo’s only high-rise pullout design. Starting at $645, optional features include ergonomic pulldown wand and SmartTouch® hands-free technology (the ability to start and stop water flow with a simple tap anywhere on the faucet spout or handle)

ALTA™ kitchen faucet from Blanco

Another option in two-toned faucetry, Blanco’s ALTA Compact faucet comes in combinations including Anthracite/Chrome, Biscotti/Chrome, Cinder/Chrome, Truffle/Chrome, as well as solid finishes like Satin Nickel, Café Brown, and Chrome. Ideal for work areas that demand a contemporary look, it lists for $495 and features a spout that can be swiveled through 120-degrees for increased coverage and convenience.

Forte kitchen faucet from Kohler

With all of the hullabaloo today about hands-free technology, beautifully designed “standard” faucets can get overlooked. But the Forte faucet from Kohler deserves its moment to shine. At home in classic or contemporary settings, the Forte three-hole remote valve kitchen sink faucet is a simple design that makes a big statement. The high-arch spout rotates 360-degrees to allow for maximum efficiency and the side spray makes even the largest dishes easy to wash. Plus, it doesn’t overlook innovation. Temperature memory allows the faucet to be turned on and off at the temperature set during prior use. Priced around $275.

Corsair™ kitchen faucet from Danze. Another striking faucet design, the Corsair faucet from Danze features soft, sculptural lines that blend well with both transitional and modern elements. This ergonomically designed pullout faucet features three functions: spray, aerated stream, and pulse. Available in Chrome or Stainless, it includes a “quiet running” hose with spring retraction for easy movement. Priced from $489.

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