2016’s top kitchen faucets combine technology and style

No one ever said “everything and the kitchen faucet,” because who ever thinks about the kitchen faucet (never mind the top kitchen faucet trends)? It’s just there.

It’s all a bit sad, considering the faucet (and the ability to get hot and cold water on tap) is a relatively novel concept and something a considerable portion of the world lives without. As such, it’s time for the humble kitchen faucet to get the recognition it deserves for the years of hard work.

it’s time for the humble kitchen faucet to get the recognition it deserves for the years of hard work.

it’s time for the humble kitchen faucet to get the recognition it deserves for the years of hard work.

Check out these top kitchen faucet trends for 2016:

Automation Station
If you did not think faucets were already a technological wonder, using one hands-free will certainly change your mind. Operated with just a touch of your hand they are ideal for the young family, whose small children may not be able to reach the faucet. Home chefs love automatic faucets too because they can easily operate them with sticky hands. Automatic faucets are also ideal for those with dexterity or mobility issues and are eco-friendly. The automatic operation means users are less likely to leave the faucet on between quick tasks.

Commercial Space
The rise of the foodie is not going away, and neither is their need for kitchens outfitted with cutting edge commercial gear. Top grade butcher’s blocks, professional induction hobs by Grundig, and the latest faucet technology are just some of the items they crave. In 2016, the interest in commercial-grade kitchen faucets is increasing. At its most basic the commercial kitchen faucet should be stainless steel, with a high arch, single handle operation and pull down nozzle. The actual pros use them because they are simple, easy to use and ideal for filling up large pots. For a fashion-forward model, look for a faucet in a satin finish.

In 2016 the interest in commercial-grade kitchen faucets is increasing.

In 2016 the interest in commercial-grade kitchen faucets is increasing.

Contemporary Tradition
The charm of the apron-fronted farmhouse sink is nothing without the ideal faucet accompaniment. So, along with the increased demand for the farmhouse sink, there is increasing demand for wall-mounted faucets. With their separate knobs for hot and cold water, delicate spouts and availability in patina versions of brass and silver, there is something deliciously Victorian about the wall mounted kitchen faucet. For a modern twist, look for one with a separate pot filler.

Brass fixtures are all the rage in kitchens and this is reflected in the year’s top kitchen faucet trends. (c) kvanum.com

Brass fixtures are all the rage in kitchens and this is reflected in the year’s top kitchen faucet trends. (c) kvanum.com

All That Brass
The 80’s are back! Sort of. Brass fixtures are all the rage in kitchens and this is reflected in the year’s top kitchen faucet trends. This isn’t the plastic gold found in the kitchens of our parents however. Brass kitchen faucets with a satin finish bring warmth to a light décor palate, and update a traditional design scheme. For more details about the increased interest in brass, click here