Decorating & Design

July 27, 2011

Sleek Kitchen Faucets

Since I’m in the middle of renovating my own kitchen, I’ve been looking at a lot of faucets lately. I feel like I’ve been obsessing actually. I know I shouldn’t lose sleep over a faucet, but I do feel like they can make such a big (and beautiful) statement in the kitchen.

Some kitchen faucets that really appeal to me include the gorgeous Henry Gooseneck Two Hole Kitchen Mixer (by Waterworks). I would go for the unlacquered brass version. It will develop that timeless, old world tarnish that would be stunning in any kitchen. The gooseneck feels traditional but the single handle makes it modern. The tarnished brass would warm up a modern white kitchen (which is what I’m going for in my house). Almost sold, except for the fact that I went with a stainless steel sink. So I struggled with whether or not the sink and the faucet would fight. I think maybe… what do you think?

Here’s another faucet that I think is great, Ikea’s Ringskär. The price is right at $149. Another single lever faucet, this time in a glossy white finish. The lines are so simple but I think it’s the glossy white that makes it look so cool. In fact, I need a faucet in my laundry room and this might be the one!

Last but not least is the kitchen faucet that I’ve decided to go with (I think… nothing like a little indecision). It’s Kohler’s Purist Deck-Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet. I think it’s a fun cross between the traditional (deck-mount style) and the modern (lever handles and the fact that the arch is more like a 90 degree angle). The polished chrome finish will work well with my sink, but this guy’s also available in a matte black — how fun would that be?

For more kitchen ideas, including photos and videos, see our Kitchen Design & Decorating Guide.

Photo credits:
1. Henry Gooseneck Two Hole Kitchen Mixer, Waterworks
2. Ringskär faucet, Ikea
3. Purist Deck-Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet, Kohler