How a new faucet can transform your bathroom space
Sometimes the smallest household fixtures are the most important – and, though often overlooked, the modern faucet is in reality one of the most essential and frequently used elements in the home. Upgrading from a basic faucet to one that suits your personal style is a simple reform that, for a low cost, can mark a major functional and aesthetic improvement in your space.
These days, faucets come in a wide range of styles, sizes, heights and finishes available to suit any environment. Here we recap some of the top trends in modern faucet styles and technology to help you choose the perfect pairing for your home or business.
A modern faucet can singlehandedly bring a dated space into the present. Noted for their sleek, minimalist designs, the latest generation of faucets has been crafted with functionality in mind and have the versatility to integrate seamlessly into a variety of environments. They tend to be highly customizable, allowing your personal decorative style to show through.
(Pictured: Smooth body basin mixer in matt black from Roca’s Cala collection)
Finishes can make all the difference with a faucet. Eye-catching yet neutral tones such as black and white are increasingly popular choices as alternatives to the traditional chrome which stand in alluring contrast with the basin or countertop. PVD coatings offer a stylish look which is both more durable and more eco-friendly than traditional coating methods. Everlux is another finish which uses modern technology to offer a high-quality, uniform coating, making the surface more resistant and ensuring that the colour remains unaltered over time. Play it cool with understated polished silver, or punctuate your space with a striking matt or glossy finish.
(Pictured: Roca’s Ona basin mixer in chrome, matt black, titanium black and rose gold)
Electronic faucets and soap dispensers utilize state-of-the-art touchless technology to make the kitchen or bathroom space more inclusive and hygienic than ever before. Touchless faucets have been endorsed by the World Health Organization as an efficient tool against the spread of germs and infections. These modern faucets are especially effective in public or semi-public spaces where the faucet will be encountered by multiple users. Combine with a basin made from Fineceramic, a new alternative to porcelain which is both finer and more durable, to make your bathroom space truly state-of-the-art.
(Pictured: Touchless faucet with chrome finish from Roca’s Ona collection)
Changes in something as small as a faucet can make a big difference in the fight against climate change, and the latest faucets incorporate a number of design changes to that end. For instance, whereas most faucets open somewhere between hot and cold, faucets that utilize Cold Start technology automatically open cold and must be specifically instructed to activate heat, preventing the boiler from triggering and releasing unnecessary CO2 into the atmosphere. Small daily reductions such as these add up to immense amounts of water and energy over the long term. Install an aerator on your faucet to save on water (and water bills) without altering the physical sensation in any way.
(Pictured: Single-lever smooth body basin mixer with Cold Start, from Roca’s Cala collection)