This Not-So-New Feature Will Soon Be in Every Kitchen in America

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If you asked me what bothers me most about my kitchen, I’d answer, hands-down, my kitchen sink. It’s an old brown ceramic sink with a faucet that, until very recently, sprayed you square in the face every time you turned it on. Lovely, right?!

Thankfully, a kitchen reno is on the horizon, and chances are our sink is about to get a major upgrade. According to a recent report by Houzz, more than half (57 percent!) of upgraded kitchen faucets are now high-tech. It’s funny because these aren’t exactly new, but they’re getting more advanced and are really starting to catch on.

These small, but mighty appliances are a far cry from the kitchen faucets of yesterday — they use less water, have anti-fingerprint coatings, have LED lights and temperature gauges, and are totally hands-free. Almost one-third of these faucets are also compatible with home assistants. And approximately 16 percent feature wireless controls.

One of the best parts about this new kitchen trend is it’s largely accessible to anyone—even those who aren’t considering a kitchen redesign or renovation of any magnitude. Smart kitchen faucets are readily available online at retailers like Amazon and in store at hardware stores like Home Depot. In both locations, you won’t have to look hard to find a wide-range of touch-less, smart faucets for less than $500, with some of the more basic models ringing in at just under $200.

It may be because of this widespread availability and accessible price point that faucets are the fourth most commonly upgraded kitchen item, behind countertops, the backsplash, and the sink, but above lighting fixtures, cabinets, appliances, and electronics.

Go shopping for your very own high-tech faucet

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: Prediction: This Feature Will Soon Be in Every Kitchen in America

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