Kitchen Faucets and Sinks Styles, Trends and Costs

Kitchen sinks and faucets must be functional first and foremost because they are put to heavy use. The good news is that they also offer stylish good looks to go with their practical usefulness. While sinks and faucets aren’t the first things to consider in your remodeling design, they shouldn’t be an afterthought either. Take the time to consider your needs and you’ll know which kitchen faucet and sink to include in your kitchen remodeling plans. This remodeling guide provides an overview of trends and styles to consider when selecting your kitchen sinks and faucets.

Trends in Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

It has become very trendy to have a separate food prep sink and faucet in the kitchen. These are often installed on kitchen islands or somewhere else on the kitchen counters, away from the main sink but near where food is stored. This is a popular trend because it makes it very convenient to wash fruits and vegetables near where they will be processed or cooked, or to wash hands after preparing food to eat or cook.

Pull out kitchen faucet heads are trendy and useful. They typically have a spray feature on them that is designed for clearing food from plates, rinsing plates or rinsing out the sink. They eliminate the need for a separate sprayer alongside the kitchen faucet. Prep sinks and pull out faucets are both remodeling ideas worth considering.

Styles of Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

There are styles, colors and designs to match every kitchen remodeling theme. Most homeowners select their kitchen cabinets and their kitchen counters before settling on the sink and faucet. Whether your theme is traditional, modern, antique, retro, European or eclectic, you’ll find kitchen sinks and faucets that will add the right finishing touch to your remodeling design.

You also have your choice of single and double kitchen sinks to meet your needs. Kitchen sinks are made in a variety of materials including stainless steel, porcelain over cast iron, solid surface material integrated with the countertop, granite or quartz composite, copper, soapstone, and glass. The metals available for kitchen faucets are varied too, including titanium, pewter, chrome, silver, platinum, nickel, gold, brass and copper. Faucet finishes include polished, brushed, and antique.

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Kitchen Sinks and Faucets Costs

Kitchen sinks and faucets account for less than 7% of the remodeling costs in most projects. But because of their practical value, they shouldn’t be overlooked. Affordable sinks and faucets can be found for under $150. Most range from $300-$700 but you’ll also find high-end products that cost significantly more than that.

Conclusion, Once you’ve got your kitchen cabinets and countertops chosen, complete the ensemble with the right sink and faucet. Look for models in the style you want with the functionality you need so that your work in the kitchen is made easier by having the right kitchen sinks and faucets.