You’ve finished breading the chicken cutlets for dinner and it’s time to wash up. But instead of smearing your potentially pathological palms on your water handles, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tap your faucet with your arm and have water stream down? These touch-sensitive faucets are a luxury with a practical payoff: fewer germs and less mess to clean after dirty-handed recipe cleanup. And most come with manual handles still integrated, so when you want to get hands-on, that option is available.
Gold accents and marble countertops give this kitchen a chic, upscale look. Buttery, tufted leather makes up an intimate banquette in the breakfast nook. Glass tiles in shades of blue make up the simple backsplash for a subdued pop of color.