The kitchen is the center of activity in most homes and deserves a healthy makeover every once in a while. If you’re not ready for a full remodel, consider replacing the kitchen faucet with one of the following types of faucets popular in 2021.
1. Touchless faucets
Touchless faucets are not new, but they are gaining popularity among homeowners who want to reduce the risk of spreading germs across high-traffic areas. A few brands — Riobel, Trattoria, Moen, and Kohler — offer a variety of touchless faucets with C- and U-shaped spouts.
Kohler and Moen have even created voice-activated faucets that will trigger a handwashing sequence that follows CDC guidelines.
The U by Moen Sarai faucet can be operated manually, with the wave of a hand, or with voice commands. Homeowners can use a smartphone app to customize presets or turn the faucet on and off.
2. Integrated pull-down sprayers
These types of faucets are now available in a wider range of styles and finishes and feature advanced technology, such as magnetic docking. The Montay faucet by Pfister extends farther out over the sink than a standard faucet, making it easier to reach and use — especially for aging and disabled individuals.
Many homeowners are choosing to mix and match finishes, creating a unique and stylish look. For example, Kallista’s Juxtapose faucet combines matte black and polished chrome to create a sophisticated and elegant look.
4. Exciting twists on professional-style faucets
Some faucets are now taller than ever — more than 20 inches high — responding to the needs of homeowners who need greater versatility in the kitchen. Faucet designers are offering a wider range of finishes, looks, and customization options.
5. Copper finishes
A warm and modern alternative to brass, copper is an option many homeowners are considering. Other popular finishes include rose gold and champagne bronze.
6. New finishes
Matte black has made a way for matte white in 2021. The minimalist, simple, and graceful design of the 590H faucet by Viola is sure to stand out and influence future design trends.