Designs tap into trends
They’re more than just water taps. The faucet may be one of the last pieces installed when building or renovating a kitchen or bathroom, but its importance should not be underestimated. A faucet’s design not only impacts the room’s overall style, it can also affect its functionality, resulting in sub-par water usage.
According to Price Pfister, here are some faucet trends for 2010 that allow homeowners to incorporate both style and functionality:
Faucets that have distinctive styles, finishes and configurations that co-ordinate with home decor. There is a growing popularity for contemporary and distinctive designs, causing homeowners to mix and match both contemporary and traditional faucets in the same kitchen setting.
Homeowners are increasingly selecting faucets that are textured and have darker finishes such as satin, nickel or bronze.
Faucets that improve water efficiency without compromising water flow and style are of high importance to homeowners.
Faucets that provide both ergonomics and performance with modern pullout and pull-down styles are becoming popular, along with modern single-lever faucets and high-arch spouts. Electronic and innovative technology, such as the antisplash heads and pausecontrol spray heads.
“When purchasing faucets, consumers want the best of both worlds: functionality and style. Homeowners desire faucets that make a design statement while still providing the performance and functionality needed to complete their everyday tasks,” says Mark Wallace, Canadian marketing manager for Price Pfister.
“More than ever, we are now seeing a demand from environmentally concerned homeowners who want to ensure their faucets are water efficient without having to compromise on its functionality and overall look.”
Faucets these days, like this Tresa model, have slender lines and curves to increase their stylishness.
Above, examples of faucets by Moen. Inset, left, a handsfree, high-arc Moen faucet for use in bathrooms.