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Which Kitchen Faucet Would You Choose?

Which kitchen faucet would you choose?
Absolutely the one on the right.
The one of the left is perfect.
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2 traditional faucet DeltaDelta modern faucet

Choosing a new faucet for your kitchen is a big deal. Not only is it the centerpiece of the room, it’s also the most used appliance in your home. The new faucet has to look great and perform even better.

Check out the two kitchen faucets from Delta above. The one on the right is traditionally styled in a brushed finish, and the one on the left definitely has a more modern profile in a smooth matte finish. We’re sure both would look great in your kitchen, but which one would you choose?

Warm Metal Finishes Top Faucet Trend in 2015

Shoppers who call eFaucets customer service are often in the market for new fixtures more than a decade after their last faucet purchase or remodel, and they want to know about the most popular finishes available.

Representatives at eFaucets have done their homework, noting that oil-rubbed bronze and brushed brass – warm metal finishes – are more popular in 2015 than classic go-to’s like polished chrome or brushed nickel.

“We get a lot of calls asking about what’s on trend,” team leader Mike Jovanovic said. “There are still some callers who want a shiny finish, but the number of shoppers is increasing who order the oil-rubbed bronze and the newer brushed brass.”

Customers are also willing to mix metal finishes in their kitchens and bathrooms; choosing an oil-rubbed bronze faucet and stainless steel light fixtures, for example.

The writers at decoratorswisdom.com agree.

“Another creative idea that adds plenty of visual interest: incorporate both warm and cool reflective metals into the same space — perhaps combining accents of brass or copper plus chrome,” they said in a recent post about kitchen design trends in 2015.

Faucet manufacturers are paying attention; customers can find polished, matte, and brushed metal finishes in almost every collection available.

Faucet Style: Defining Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary, Country

Traditional … Transitional … Contemporary … Modern … Country … so many style choices, but what does it all mean, and what would a traditional faucet look like compared to a contemporary faucet? Let eFaucets break it down:

2 traditional faucet Delta

Traditional: Choosing a faucet to fit a traditional kitchen means looking for familiar lines and details the evoke a sense of the past. Embellishments are few and symmetry is key. (Delta Leland faucet)

transitional faucet Brizo

Transitional: Here is where traditional meets modern with straightforward lines that are not as ornate as traditional or as severe as modern. The focus is on comfort and practicality. (Brizo Belo faucet)

contemporary faucet kohler

Contemporary: Typically viewed as stark, contemporary design is really quite bold, veering more toward curves and reflective surfaces. This style is very sleek and can veer toward the industrial. (Kohler Clairette faucet)

Grohe Modern Faucet

Modern: A cousin to contemporary, modern is all sharp edges where contemporary is smooth curves. A modern sensibility is more about function and form without all the fuss. (Grohe Essence faucet)

Country faucet moen

Country: Classic, comfortable, clean, and warm all describe a country style sensibility. Finishes are rustic – more oil-rubbed bronze instead of chrome – and functionality is paramount. (Moen Waterhill faucet)

 

Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

Kitchens in the last several years have moved from strictly utilitarian design to primary gathering space for family and friends, and that trend shows no sign of diminishing.

What is changing a bit are the details; kitchen trends for 2015 are all about improving functionality while maintaining an overall vibe of warmth and welcome.

1. Wood cabinets – Wood tones are making a comeback, but not necessarily the generic golden oak hues that have been a favorite among builders for the past decade or so. Decorator’s Wisdom noticed that stained wood in darker shades is gaining popularity and so is cherry in major metropolitan centers like Chicago and Philadelphia.

2. Warm metal finishes – Polished chrome and stainless steel still have their place, but homeowners are increasingly turning to the warmer side of metal like brushed brass and oil-rubbed bronze. Style at Home notes that brass adds sparkle and warmth and looks great with both white and grey.

3. White cabinets with white appliances – Despite the uptick in wood tones, white cabinets remain a top choice, and white appliances are being chosen as well. Homeowners who flocked to stainless steel are now buying white stoves and refrigerators to create a more seamless look and easier clean-up since fingerprints and smudges aren’t as obvious.

4. Multiple Storage Solutions - Walk-in pantries, roll-out cabinet shelves, and clever pull-outs to maximize storage is a necessity in the kitchen of 2015 because making life – and food prep – easier is the name of the game.

5. Smart appliances/docking stationsUsing a smartphone to control when the coffee starts to brew and having a built-in charging station for an iPad to better read recipes or follow a how-to video are becoming more prevalent in 21st century kitchens, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

The bottom line is that kitchens in 2015 have to be livable spaces where every member of the family – including pets – feels comfortable. But, kitchen remodels – no matter if the job is a complete gut or just an update – should also strike a balance between classic and trendy because the changes are expected to last for years.

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