The newest kitchen and bathroom faucets retain a traditional sensibility but sport sleek lines and modern finishes. Nickel finishes -- from brushed to satin to polished -- remain popular, but chrome and stainless steel still hold their own.
Harrington Brass Works. The Capri Collection of lavatory faucets includes wide-spread, single-hole, and vessel faucets. Constructed of solid brass, the collection features a minimalist design and is available in polished chrome, polished nickel, satin nickel, and pearl nickel finishes. (201) 818-1300. www.harringtonbrassworks.com.
Elkay. The model LK6165 kitchen faucet in the maker's Allure line features a near-90-degree angle, squared high-arc design and single-lever control. Made of solid cast brass with ceramic-disc washerless valves, it is available in chrome or brushed nickel. (630) 574-8484. www.elkay.com.
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Franke. The Triflow water-filtration bath faucet incorporates a third handle that operates the filtration system. Independent water lines run through the faucet and spout to provide filtered water unmixed with unfiltered water. The system's filtration unit fits under the sink. Handles are labeled "hot," "cold," and "pure." (800) 626-5771. www.frankeksd.com.
Delta. The Botanical Bath Collection features four faucet and bath-accessory designs, including Calla Lily (shown), with a variety of spout and handle options. Handle accent accessories in several colors can be changed easily. Available finishes are chrome and chrome with Brilliance polished brass. (800) 345-3358. www.deltafaucet.com.
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Price Pfister. The Parisa kitchen pullout faucet features the maker's ergonomically shaped Comfort Spray pullout spray head and single-lever operation. Two concealed buttons on the spray head allow the user to toggle between a gentle stream, a jet spray, and a full spray. The faucet is available in stainless steel and polished chrome finishes. (800) 732-8238. www.pricepfister.com.
Moen. The Kingsley Roman tub faucet is available with a built-in transfer valve and hand shower. The user can divert water flow to the hand shower without installing additional hardware on the tub surface, says the maker. The faucet comes in five finishes. (800) 289-6636. www.moen.com.
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Symmons. The Water Dance multihead shower system can be custom-configured to meet specific space and ergonomic requirements by mixing and matching its components: showerhead, hand spray, diverter, High-Flo antiscald shower valve, body sprays, and tub spout. The system comes in two style lines and three finishes and maintains a flow of 13 gpm at 45 psi. (800) 796-6667. www.symmons.com.
Kohler. Forte kitchen faucets feature single-lever control, a 6-inch spout height and 9-inch spout reach, and a high temperature limit with temperature memory. The faucet is available in various polished and brushed finishes. (800) 456-4537. www.kohler.com.
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Blanco. The Neenah Glass Filler delivers filtered water or instant chilled water and features a streamlined traditional design. The faucet comes in polished chrome, satin nickel, antique copper, antique pewter, antique bronze, and PVD brass. (800) 451-5782. www.blancoamerica.com.
Paul Decorative Products. The Valhalla line of bath faucetry is available in wide-spread and wall-mount lavatory, tub, thermostatic and pressure-balanced shower and bidet, and center lavatory configurations. The maker's uncoated, Living Copper finish is available and takes on a patina as it ages. (212) 252-0010. www.pauldecorative.com.
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KWC Faucets. A classically styled bridge kitchen faucet, the Hommage 1922 is a redesign of an original 1922 KWC product. The brass faucet features an 8-inch center spread and is available in two spout sizes and two finishes. The high-arc swivel spout rotates 160 degrees for greater range of motion. (877) 592-3287. www.kwcfaucets.com.
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