Boosting the style of your kitchen can be easier than you think. Simply replacing certain essential components often has a major impact on the overall design of the space.
For instance, the following examples illustrate how a seemingly minor change like replacing the faucet can give your kitchen a major aesthetic boost. Keep them in mind the next time you want to make an upgrade.
Switch to a Two-Tap System
Don’t assume your kitchen faucet needs to consist of just one tap. In Britain, there’s a tap for cold water and a tap for hot water. Make this subtle change to your faucet to satisfy your inner-Anglophile.
The popular minimalist design style is ideal for anyone looking to simplify their life. You can start by installing a new kitchen faucet like the one seen here. Because its design is fairly basic, it’s also a smart style to consider if you ever plan on selling your home. It’s easier to appeal to more buyers with a relatively simple kitchen design.
Embrace Color & Texture
Don’t limit yourself to traditional silver when choosing the color of your new kitchen faucet. Simply choosing a different color or pattern is an easy, inexpensive way to improve your kitchen’s design. This example, with specks of white over black, almost resembles natural stone. It certainly stands apart from most basic faucets.
Does steampunk design appeal to you? If so, consider a faucet made from copper. The material is durable enough to function as a proper faucet, but unique enough to give your kitchen a distinctly vintage feel.
Go for the Gold
Steampunk isn’t the only vintage design style you might be interested in. A gold faucet with separate decorative handles can add a touch of timeless elegance to any kitchen.
Gold is also a good color choice if the rest of the kitchen feels fairly bland. Adding a fixture that stands out helps break up the monotony in a room where most of the other fixtures and surfaces are white.
Strike a Balance with Brushed Nickel
A brushed nickel faucet is the ideal choice for someone who wants to strike a balance between contemporary and classic styles. The minimal design and sleek sheen of this faucet type blends with the subtle aged quality of brushed nickel to bridge the gap between the new and the old. Consider this style if you’re thinking about upgrading your whole kitchen in the future, but haven’t yet chosen a design plan. It’s versatile enough to match any major style.
Do you like to upgrade your home with all the latest gadgets? If this is the case, your kitchen faucet ought to match.
A unique faucet like the one pictured here may be ideal for your tastes. Simple features (in this case, an LED light) can turn a typical faucet into yet another high-tech device.
Add a Touch of Modernity
The minimalist/modern style often boasts clean lines. Some people appreciate this style, but some wish to add a little more character to it by including some curves where possible. The faucet style here has a relatively minimalistic look, with a simple curve to give it a certain degree of visual balance.
A kitchen faucet can be much more than a merely functional element of the room. It can be a work of art in and of itself. For instance, this retro brass faucet resembles a modern art sculpture. If your personality stands out and makes a statement, maybe your kitchen faucet should as well.
The ideas here will help you brainstorm your own design plans. Remember, there are many factors to consider when choosing a new faucet, including the kitchen’s current style, the amount of space you have, whether you plan on selling the home in the future, etc. Keep these points in mind when researching your options. You’ll be much more likely to get the perfect faucet for your tastes and needs if you do.