Q: Dear Ed: I’m happy with my original kitchen, except the faucet needs to be replaced.
Since we only need a new faucet, I want to do things right for my mini kitchen upgrade.
I don’t plan on any other kitchen work. So, what high-end plumbing features should I include in my kitchen faucet to keep me up to date for years to come?
– Sally, Rhode Island
Ed Del Grande: High-end technology is currently the new trend with plumbing fixtures.
Smart toilets, showerheads with wireless speakers and electronic mixing valves are just some of the new innovations.
For the kitchen, I like the new touchless kitchen faucets. A touchless kitchen faucet allows you to turn the faucet on and off electronically without touching the handle.
This can help you maintain a cleaner environment while preparing food.
Touchless kitchen faucets now include popular faucet options like pullout spray heads, single-handle mixing valves and high-arch spouts.
Bottom line: If you want a faucet for the future, hands down a touchless kitchen faucet can be a good choice.
Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org. Always consult local contractors and codes.