Farmhouse sinks, new faucet finishes grow in popularity.
Whether it’s putting a farmhouse sink into the kitchen or hanging a barn door between rooms, the trend toward installing down-home fixtures in upscale houses remains strong. And right behind it, according to the latest National Kitchen + Bath Association design trends report, is the use of transitional or contemporary styles. As for counters, quartz tops the list.
Elkay Stainless Steel Farmhouse sink
Charm at the Farm
Elkay’s Stainless Steel Farmhouse sink with Interchangeable Apron Front lets homeowners change the design of their kitchen in minutes without having to replace the entire sink. The apron fronts come in several colors and materials, including colored stainless steel and white fireclay. On select models, a low center divider allows pan handles to extend over the center, facilitating the washing of large items, like baking sheets, over both bowls. elkay.com
Faucet from Delta's Woodhurst bath collection
Splitting the Difference
Delta says its Woodhurst bath collection “provides a modern take on traditional elegance” by mixing transitional and classic styles. Its shower fixtures’ spray holes facilitate easy cleanup of mineral residue, and the valves of the tub and shower faucets provide consistent water pressure—and temperatures—from one visit to the next. The collection comes in three finishes: chrome, stainless steel, and bronze. deltafaucet.com/woodhurst
Moen products with a brushed gold finish
Brush with Gold
Moen has introduced its new Brushed Gold finish. The company says that while gold typically has been associated with traditional design, adding a gold finish can provide a classic touch in more modern room styles. The finish is available in four different collections: the Align for kitchen and bath, the Weymouth bath collection, the Voss bathroom suite, and the STo pull-down kitchen and bar faucets. moen.com
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