“The sink and the faucet are often the central focal point of the kitchen, so why not make a bold statement with a distinctive faucet?” asks Carolynne Arnold-Plowman, who designed this rustic kitchen. You can easily find a graceful new spout for under $100, but if you want the matte black finish used in the kitchen shown here — which is among the boldest and trendiest looks in hardware and plumbing fittings right now — be prepared to spend more, at least $250. And you may want to swap out the rest of your hardware to match, bringing you closer to $500.
A French blue vanity is topped with leather style granite for a sharp contrast. Faucets and fixtures in black add a masculine accent while the matte black arm sconces echo the architectural design found throughout the space.
Sometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you need to update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless. Image courtesy of Kohler
Careful arranging creates the perfect use of space in this very narrow white master bath. A double vanity of dark wood and a freestanding bathtub give the space a luxurious master bath feel. Unique materials and finishes such as a custom chevron marble wall, brass wall faucets, and the mixed metals of matte black mirrors and polished chrome sconces provide a trendy touch -- proof that even a small bathroom can be luxurious and have a huge style impact.