Designer Pendants over Kitchen Island in Kitchen Remodel by KBF Design Gallery

Faucets and Fixtures: The Jewelry of Your Kitchen and Bathroom

When it comes to designing or renovating homes, it’s easy to pay close attention to the big picture – the layout, the colors, the furniture – but it’s the smaller details that truly elevate a space from ordinary to extraordinary. Just as the right accessories can transform an outfit, faucets and fixtures act as the jewelry of our kitchens and bathrooms, adding that perfect finishing touch that ties everything together.

In both the kitchen and bathroom, faucets play a crucial role not just in functionality but also in aesthetics. The wrong faucet can disrupt the harmony of a space, while the right one can seamlessly blend in or make a bold statement that becomes the focal point of the room.

In recent years, the variety of faucet designs has expanded dramatically, offering homeowners a wide range of options to suit their personal style. From traditional to contemporary, from matte black to polished chrome, there’s a faucet for every taste and preference. Some faucets even come with smart technology, allowing for touchless operation or precise temperature control – adding both convenience and sophistication to the kitchen or bathroom.

But faucets are just the beginning. Fixtures such as lighting and door hardware also play an essential role in enhancing the overall look and feel of a space. In the kitchen, pendant lights or even a chandelier above the island can add a touch of elegance and add so much to the design of the space. Similarly, in the bathroom, a well-placed vanity light or sconces can make all the difference in creating the perfect mood from a bright and welcoming atmosphere to a calming, luxurious retreat.

Door hardware may seem like a small detail, but it can make a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of a room. Sleek, modern handles can complement contemporary kitchen cabinets, while ornate knobs can add a touch of vintage charm to bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets. Mixing and matching door hardware (for instance, using one finish on the perimeter cabinets and another on the island) is another way to add unique character to your home.

Just as we carefully select jewelry to complement our outfits, choosing the right faucets and fixtures is essential for creating a cohesive and stylish interior design. Whether you prefer a classic, timeless look or a bold, contemporary statement, there’s a world of options to explore when it comes to decorating your kitchen and bathroom.  These small but significant details can make all the difference, turning your kitchen and bathroom into stunning showcases of style and sophistication. After all, it’s the little things that often leave the biggest impression. 

Need some inspiration? Browse through the gallery below of some of our latest kitchen and bathroom remodels to see our selections for our clients’ homes. Click on any image to open the slide show.

Pendants over Kitchen Island in Orlando Kitchen Remodel by KBF Design Gallery
Drawer Hardware in Vanity Remodel by KBF Design Gallery

Looking for more design advice about the impact faucets and fixtures can have in your home, as well as some other areas that you may want to splurge in your kitchen and bathroom remodel? Watch this short video from KBF’s principals, Ashley Sheaffer and Adam Vellequette!

By Ashley Sheaffer and Adam Vellequette

Ashley Sheaffer and Adam Vellequette are siblings and co-owners of KBF Design Gallery. Ashley leads the Design Team that re-imagines our clients’ homes while Adam heads the Production Team to bring them to life!