When designing the kitchen of your dreams or simply revamping one, many people overlook the finer details of their kitchen interior, often deciding to concentrate on the latest must-have appliances, high-gloss workstops and stone flooring. However, as the famous motto goes – ‘The Devil is in the details’ and this is certainly true for those looking to achieve a kitchen with a show-home finish.
The taps, sinks and faucets of your kitchen are crucial to achieving a kitchen that truly imparts that wow-factor and at the same time improves its functionality. Whether you are re-energizing a more traditional country style kitchen, or designing a brand new contemporary kitchen, all can benefit from the innovation of modern kitchen accessories.
Moderen faucets and taps come in a range of different shapes and sizes and things have moved on from the conventional and basic chrome tap. Today, faucets are often equipped with an ergonomic design featuring adjustable hoses for ease of use when cleaning and doing the daily washing up. Moreover, sinks have changed for the better too, with retro stainless steel being traded for old style basins now being a popular option in modern homes, as well deep-set porcelain designs.
Whether you are looking for clean lines and a modern vibe or want something more traditional for your kitchen, selecting a faucet is the perfect place start your kitchen redesign. The following images will explore kitchen accessories and provide you with a little inspiration for your own ideas.
Contemporary Kitchen Faucets
This contemporary styled kitchen faucet is best suited for those with an already modern kitchen, think cuboid shapes and minimalist styling. The chrome finish is scratch resistant and adjustable making it a highly durable and functional tap for the modern homeowner. The end component also enables you to adjust the pressure level, allowing you to lightly wash salads or remove stubborn food on dirty dishes.
This faucet is probably best suited for those looking to design an old-style kitchen, think farmhouse or country style. Although, it can easily work in a modern kitchen too, with the juxtaposition between traditional and contemporary creating a kitchen that feels new but has the charming feel of a time gone by.
Ergonomic Kitchen Faucet
This modern kitchen faucet doesn’t simply look like it’s designed with functionality in mind, the detachable valve on the end of this chrome faucet by Ikea allows you to use it like a mini hose pipe, meaning you can wash food and dishes better than ever. While using the faucet to clean you can adjust the pressure level and temperature using the lever for maximum control.
This beautifil copper faucet is a perfect choice for those looking to achieve a traditional kitchen design. Although it lacks the improved functionality seen in more recent faucet designs, it certainly does bring the charm and detailing that can only be seen in a traditional faucet tap.
If you want a faucet with maximum mobility then this double-hinged and wall-mounted design is the choice for you. Resembling something from the year 3000, this faucet allows you to do the usual sink based duties as well other tasks such as filling pots and pans at a considerable distance. Although not subtle in appearance, it’s highly functional abilities make it the envy of amny homeowners.
The chrome finish and bulbous nozzle of this tap design has many people referring to it as the ‘lamp faucet’, and it would certainly make a statement in any modern kitchen design. Equipped with double-levers, you can easily change and adjust the temperature of the water and pressure of the stream.
A POP of Color
This single-lever kitchen faucet with a stunning chrome finish and red rubber detailing adds a pop of color in any kitchen design, for a subtle, yet impactful appearance. The single lever design offers quick and easy control of the temperature and water flow capacity.
The High-Tech Home
This double-hinged faucet is perfect for designer kitchens and with a built-in water filter it offers much more than a conventional kitchen sink tap, in fact as the image shows, it can be installed on a counter worktop or a sink.
The contactless kitchen faucets have become a popular choice in many designs. In these faucets, water starts to flow when hands are placed underneath a special built-in photocell. These faucets are perfectly suited for high-tech kitchens and those with contemporary design in mind.
This shower-style pull down faucet is at an ergonomically suitable height and the jet of water does not spray, meaning working with this faucet will be mess-free. Even better, this faucet has a built-in water filter for water with maximum taste and cleanliness.