After months of sitting at home, more are sure to come as the COVID-19 pandemic presses on into cold and flu season. You’ll run out of things to do around the house soon if you haven’t already. Did you ever think you’d be wishing for more on your to-do list?
One project you may not have considered is replacing your home’s faucets. Trying new faucet designs spices up your house and makes it feel new again, whether you install them in your kitchen, your bathroom, or even in a utility room.
If switching out faucets seems like a small change with no purpose but vanity, think again. A new faucet could raise your home’s value and can save money right now, too.
But wait—Putting equity in your pocket for later makes sense, but how does spending now save in the short-term?
If your faucets are older models, they may not meet EPA water efficiency standards. A new faucet can start cutting down your water bill from the moment you first turn it on. Whether that got your attention or you’re more interested in making your house look sharp, this list of modern faucets is sure to please.
- The Sleek, Smooth, and Efficient Moen 6410
If you want a faucet that brings a classic look up to date in an elegant way, look no further than the Moen 6410 Eva Two-Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet.
Moen fashioned metal lever-style handles into modern petal shapes that are anything but boring. The main attraction, though, is the spout. It’s curved, yet angular, creating a huge amount of visual interest.
It comes in three finishes, a color for every taste: brushed nickel, reflective chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.
What’s even better is that it’s efficient on top of its incredible look. It meets EPA guidelines and still delivers a satisfying amount of water pressure.
- A Veritable Work of Art: The Delta Ara Single Channel
Delta’s Ara Single Handle Channel Bathroom Faucet is one of the most beautiful features you’ll ever see in a bathroom. This sleek, ultra-modern, and angular faucet with stainless steel, chrome, or matte black finish has a channel spout that lets you watch the water flow before it hits the basin.
It meets EPA WaterSense standards, too. If you have a high-class bathroom to furnish, this is the faucet for you. The only bad news is that it’s as expensive as it looks, coming in at over $360 at list price.
- Germ-Crazy? Try Moen’s Arbor MotionSense Kitchen Sink Faucet
Touchless faucets have held appeal with families and schools for some time now as a way to cut down on germs and messes spread by tiny hands. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, touchless appliances gained mass appeal.
If you’re nervous about spreading germs and other nastiness via sink handles, the Moen 7594EC Arbor MotionSense faucet is the thing for you. It has not one, but two sensors that let you turn the faucet on with a single swipe of your hand. This makes using it second-nature, even for little kids.
It also comes with a hose for extra cleaning power and maintains an attractive look by hiding it within the spout. The hose snaps back into place with 0 effort, so your sink won’t ever look sloppy.
- Try the Moen 8277 as a Laundry Faucet
If you’re not looking for something gorgeous or top of the line in water efficiency, but instead for something more utilitarian, try the Moen 8277 on for size. Moen’s Commercial M-DURA 4-Inch Centerset Utility Faucet is designed to weather rough treatment and puts out 2.2 gallons of water a minute to get your biggest jobs done with no sweat.
This utility sink is made to hook up to a hose and works great in a laundry room or utility shed. The faucet handles are clearly labeled “H” and “C,” in red and blue, respectively. This also makes it easy to see when the faucet is turned on, as the labels are turned out of view.
Another great feature of this faucet is that it’s ADA accessible, designed for use by wheelchair users along with everyone else. That makes it a smart choice for public installation. Installing it in a private home could make the house appeal to more buyers down the road, too.
One small downside of this model is that reviews suggest the instructions are a little bit vague. Yet, if the faucet appeals to you because you’re a wheelchair user or otherwise physically disabled, you may well need faucet installation help anyway.
Don’t worry, because the faucet installation cost is less than you might imagine. No matter who you are, getting your faucet installed the right way to start with is how to avoid water damage and costly plumbing repairs down the line. This is not the time to let DIY pride get the better of you!
- Art for Your Kitchen: The Kraus KPF-1640SS Nola Kitchen Sink Faucet
Try the Kraus Nola KPF-1640SS if you want all the functionality of a traditional kitchen faucet with a sleek, modern look. The commercial-style kitchen faucet meets EPA standards and is ADA-accessible, making it a good pair if you have the above utility sink elsewhere in your home.
It uses a state-of-the-art Neoperl aerator that maintains pressure while cutting down on water waste. It also makes nozzle cleaning a breeze. The spout features a double-coil spring design and magnetic docking. This makes it ultra-functional and also results in a unique, sculptural look.
- The Maestrobath Ikon Is Among the Most Beautiful Faucet Designs
You’ve never seen a faucet like the Maestrobath Ikon, model FAU-IKH-GLD. This vessel-style faucet in gleaming gold features geometric, faceted surfaces. Make no mistake, this faucet is as expensive as it looks—maybe even more costly.
But, if you have $800+ to spend on an extremely luxe faucet design, why not? Most people wouldn’t think of a bathroom faucet as a piece of art and conversation-starter, but the Ikon makes an excellent one.
Start Making Little Changes That Count
Now you have some of the latest and greatest faucet designs in mind. Waste no time in updating your home to gain looks, equity, and water savings.
Then, take some time to look around the site for more ideas on easy changes like this that can make a big difference in your life. You’ll have fun reading more great articles, too, so you have nothing to lose.
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