USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 28

Dressed for the occasion Contemporary faucets are just as much a part of your kitchen decor as your cabinets and countertops. These Kraus faucets team high fashion with high functionality There has been a sea change in kitchen design in recent years, and it follows the growing interest in cooking shows and healthy eating. Kraus, an established leader in faucet manufacture, says commercial-style faucets and sleek, contemporary designs are in great demand as homeowners and designers look to create kitchens fit for a professional. 26 Not surprisingly, this also applies to functionality. Kraus faucets are manufactured with best-in-industry components, yet they remain cost effective. These components include a flow-optimizing Neoperl aerator that reduces water waste without compromising pressure, and the precision Kerox ceramic cartridge to regulate water flow for reliability and minimal maintenance. search | save | share at Another advantage of these faucets is the Kraus signature commercial-grade satin finish, which protects the faucets from rust and corrosion. This teams well with many modern appliances, creating a highly coordinated kitchen. Other key features of the Kraus commercial-style models include high-arc spouts and streamlined pulldown sprayheads, both of