Trends In Today’s Kitchen Sinks And Faucets: Kitchen Sinks and Faucets Becoming Fashion Statements. The kitchen sink, not to mention the faucet, are more fashionable today than even our mothers would have imagined in their adolescence. With so many different styles available, you’re only limited by your imagination when selecting a new set.
Imagine a fabulous glass sink appearing to float upon a rod iron-filigree base. This is called a vessel sink. Imagine washing your hands in a shimmering, opalescent gold sink made of glass that looks like something from Dale Chihuly’s glass studio. Or what about an elegant ceramic sink with decorations reminiscent of a blue Ming vase? Is Mona Lisa looking back up at your from the bottom of the sink? These sinks are available in glass, wood, painted ceramic, stone and granite, copper, and mosaic. Sinks today come in many shapes; as well as round, you can find oval, square, rectangular, and unusual shapes. If you’re restoring a Victorian home, you’re in luck. The elegant white ceramic pedestal sink is still going strong.
The faucet has evolved along with the modernization and beautification of sinks. You can still find the traditional two-handle faucets, single-control faucets, and wall mount faucets, but in a profusion of materials and styles. Again, only your imagination can hold you back in designing your new bathroom. Faucets can even be mounted on the floor behind or beside a vessel sink and not take up room on the vanity. Faucets for vessel sinks are available in a wide variety of finishes and styles. Polished chrome, brushed nickel, copper, brass, and pewter are just a few of the finishes available. You’ll want to select a faucet with a PVD, or “physical vapor deposition” finish. This state-of-the-art process bonds the finish to the faucet. It is the most durable finish available today. PVD-protected faucets won’t tarnish, discolor, or corrode.