Modern, efficient design marks this season's faucet offerings. Though there are still a few curves and embellishments, the new look is clean, sharp, and gleaming.

Curves and antique details set the Vestige kitchen faucet apart. The faucet's high-arc spout is complemented by a separate handle and coordinating side spray. It's available in chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, and LifeShine stainless, which is guaranteed not to tarnish, corrode, or flake off, the maker says. 800.289.6636.

Angular and sleek, the Allure side handle kitchen faucet lends subtle refinement to the sink. It has a 9-inch spout reach and a 10-inch spout height from deck to aerator. The slim, single handle controls water flow and temperature. The faucet is offered in chrome and brushed nickel. 630.572.3192.

Grohe. The firm's new luxury F1 line features an almost futuristic sensibility. Designed by F.A. Porsche, the centerset faucet has two small levers for hot and cold water set one above the other that glide on a horizontal plane and may be operated separately or together. The ALU-XT aluminum finish was developed exclusively for the faucet. 630.582.7711.

KWC. The Purejet is a faucet and water filtration system in one. Its design was inspired by the seltzer bottles of the early 1900s, the maker says. Available in several finishes, the system features low-lead brass, hermetically sealed components, and the company's signature pullout sprayhead. The system comes with a limited lifetime warranty. 877.592.3287.

Danze. The Tiburon collection has expanded to offer a complete bath suite, adding a Roman tub faucet (shown) and a new tub/shower faucet to its lavatory offerings. The collection is distinguished by its intricate, helical wire handles. The Soft Touch personal shower can be added to the Roman tub set. 877.530.3344.

Brizo. Evoking a “minimalist European design,” the Quiessence collection brings a chic spa look to the bath. Homeowners and designers can customize the faucets by choosing a metal or a wood-accented handle. The collection features a custom shower system along with its two-handle wall mount, single-handle deck mount (shown), and two- and three-hole Roman tub fixtures with optional handshowers. 877.345.2749.

Kallista. The Barbara Barry Tuxedo collection offers an elegant take on transitional décor. A choice of two handle styles is offered on the basin set: Streamline (shown) features flattened handles while Classic boasts rounded levers. Available in chrome, nickel silver, and brushed nickel in several bath sets and shower fixtures. 888.452.5547.

KitchenAid. The Gooseneck pull-down faucet features a graceful arch complemented by a simple, modern handle. An integrated, double stainless steel braided hose provides maximum flexibility when rinsing and cleaning, the maker says. Zinc weights bring the nozzle back to the right spot after use. 800.253.3977.

Price Pfister. Very modern, very affordable, the Contempra bath collection offers cutting-edge style. The centerset faucet has five inches of deck-to-spout clearance and lever handles set on sleek conical hubs. Also available in widespread, the faucets have solid-brass construction. 800.732.8238.

American Standard. Spare and cylindrical, the Culinaire kitchen faucet's design allows over a foot of clearance to accommodate large cook-ware. Its pullout spout features an adjustable spray. The faucet — offered in two finishes, polished chrome and stainless steel — boasts a lifetime guarantee. A number of coordinating accessories are available, including a remote drain control. 800.899.2614.

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