There are certainly luxury kitchen faucets of all kinds. However, most luxury kitchen faucets tend to have certain features in common.
For one, luxury kitchen faucets have pretty much abandoned the separate side sprayer in favor of a sprayer head that serves as both sprayer and spout.
Similarly, luxury kitchen faucets have also more or less done away with two handle water controls. The vast majority of luxury kitchen faucets these days are single-handle faucets.
That means that they have a single lever that controls both hot and cold water flow. One handle allows for easier temperature adjustment with one hand, or with your wrist or arm if your hands are dirty.
The lack of separate side sprayer and single handle construction mean that most luxury kitchen faucets require only single hole installation. This leaves your countertops feeling more open and less cluttered.
If you’re only replacing the faucet and have extra holes left from your previous one, you can always fill them with another accessory. Most faucet companies make soap dispensers that coordinate with their faucets.
More and more modern kitchen faucets are becoming available with convenient control features in addition to manual handles. These include things like touch activation flow and motion detectors.
There are even smart faucets that allow for voice controls.
Smart faucets will frequently also have other handy abilities. Those include the ability to dispense a specific amount of water or dispense water at a particular temperature.
They can even be controlled via an app or smart home speaker.
Finally, a luxury kitchen faucet will typically be well made from high-quality materials. They shouldn’t corrode or tarnish and should have the durability to last you for years.
What Are The Different Types Of Luxury Kitchen Faucets?
There are two main categories that the vast majority of luxury kitchen faucets, including all of the ones here, fall into.
Pull Down Faucets
Pull down faucets have a retractable sprayer head that sits at the tip of the faucet pulls down from the rest of the faucet to allow you to direct the spray. This versatile style is the most popular type of luxury kitchen faucet.
It’s available in a huge variety of styles, so there’s one for pretty much any kitchen.
Commercial Style Faucets
Commercial style faucets are also sometimes called restaurant style faucets. They have a long, flexible neck that is supported by a spring wrapped around it.
At the end of the neck is a sprayer and regular spout in one, but there is sometimes a secondary lower spout as well that only provides an aerated stream. If there’s a secondary lower spout, the upper one may only function as a sprayer.
As the name suggests, this is the style of sink that’s typically used in restaurants and other commercial kitchens, so they tend to be very heavy duty. They lend a more modern feel to kitchens, but they can still go with a lot of different kitchen styles.
What Do You Look For In The Best Luxury Kitchen Faucet?
To make sure you’re choosing a high quality luxury kitchen faucet that works well for your lifestyle, you need to consider a few different things.
Appearance is the first thing most people think about when choosing a kitchen faucet because it’s just so visible.
Consider the style of your kitchen. Are you going for a traditional, industrial, or contemporary kitchen?
Or maybe a whole different style altogether? Consider how the faucet will look with your countertops, sink, and cabinetry.
What design features are common throughout your kitchen that are important for your faucet to match?
For example, if you have a kitchen with lots of square, chrome hardware, you probably want a faucet with a similar shape and finish. On the other hand, if you’re going for a more traditional look, you may want to go with a faucet with more rounded features and maybe an antique style finish.
Appearance is important for just about every homeowner, but functionality is equally important, if not moreso.
Are the spout reach and spout height enough to fit your tallest pots and largest dishes under? Does the sprayer extend far enough to allow you to spray into all of your sink’s corners and nooks?
Does the sprayer provide you with the spray types you need? Would you benefit from touch, motion, or voice controls?
Pay special attention to the water flow rate, measured in gallons per minute (GPM), because this is often forgotten. A higher flow rate fills containers faster and generally means greater water pressure, which can be useful for cleaning stubborn messes off dishes. On the other hand, it can also lead to great water waste.
Ease Of Installation
How important easy installation is depends on whether you’ll be installing the faucet yourself (and if so, how much you know about DIY plumbing) or you’ll be hiring a professional.
Fortunately, most faucets are pretty easy to install, so you typically shouldn’t have any problems doing it yourself. However, if you choose a more complicated one to install or there’s some other reason you can’t install the faucet yourself (or just don’t want to, I’m not judging), you’ll want to factor in the cost and inconvenience of having a plumber or other professional come do it.
Of course, if you’re already having your kitchen renovated or are custom building a kitchen, this isn’t so much of an issue since you’re already going to have a professional involved anyway.
Best Luxury Kitchen Faucets Reviewed
Now let’s talk about some luxe kitchen faucets.
1. U By Moen Smart Faucet In Nio (Our Top Pick)
Our top pick is the U By Moen Smart Faucet in Nio because it’s packed full of clever, convenient features.
For example, you can use the lever handle, Motionsense motion sensor, smartphone app, or a smart virtual assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control the water.
The Nio has an elegant, minimalist, modern design, but there are plenty of other U By Moen faucets with the same features in different styles. The Nio is available in Chrome, Matte Black, Spot Resist Stainless, and Black Stainless finishes and comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
Smart faucet controls, including motion sensor, app, and voice controls
Hidden pulldown/pullout sprayer head with Power Clean technology and Reflex system for movement and docking
Simple installation thanks to the Duralock quick connect system
Our top budget pick, the Kraus Artec Pro, is also our first commercial kitchen faucet recommendation. This dual function faucet features a high arc spout with the sprayer, plus a rotatable pot filler arm with an anti-clogging aerator.
The sprayer has easy clean nozzles for effortless removal of buildup.
The faucet features smart handle design, meaning that the handle 90 degrees forward so there’s no need for rear handle clearance and the faucet can be installed closer to the wall.
The Artec Pro is available in 9 different finishes and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
QuickConnect makes it easy to attach water supply lines
Ceramic cartridge and solid brass body help prevent leaks and extends the lifetime of the sink
The Delta Trinsic VoiceIQ Kitchen Faucet is similar to our top pick, but with a more transitional design.
Like the Moen Nio Smart Faucet, the Trinsic can be controlled with the handle or by voice, using either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. It doesn’t have a motion sensor or app capability, but you can also activate or deactivate the stream by simply tapping anywhere on the handle or faucet.
It also features Delta’s patented Diamond Seal Technology, which helps prevent leaks and extends the lifetime of the faucet to twice the industry standard.
This faucet is available in Arctic Stainless, Matte Stainless, Champagne Bronze, Matte Black, and Chrome finishes.
Smart faucet controls, including touch and voice controls
Touch-Clean Spray holes on the pull down sprayer allow you to easily remove buildup
LED temperature indicator
MagnaTite magnetic docking system
Some plastic components that may hurt durability
Electronic components require either 6 AA batteries or an AC adapter (included)
Last up is the Kohler Artifacts Kitchen Sink Faucet, another smart faucet that’s similar to the Moen and Delta faucets, but with a more traditional appearance. This faucet can be controlled with the lever handle, smartphone app, motion sensor, or by voice using Google Home, Amazon Alexa, or Apple Home.
The high-arch gooseneck provides plenty of room underneath. The pull down spray head uses Kohler’s Docknetik Magnetic Docking System and has three spray modes including Sweep Spray, Berry Soft, and aerated stream for various rinsing, filling, and washing purposes.
The available Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Vibrant Brushed Nickel, and Vibrant Stainless Steel finishes are all resistant to tarnish and corrosion.
Smart faucet controls including smartphone app, motion sensor, and voice controls for touchless operation
Easy to clean spray face for quick, simple removal of buildup
Ceramic disc valves for durability and leak prevention
Flexible supply lines help with easy installation
Some users have reported problems with excessive splashing
May be too large for some kitchens and tastes
Electronic components require power and cannot use batteries, only AC power input
Each of these luxury kitchen sink faucets is a great option.
The U By Moen Smart Faucet in Nio is our top pick because of its versatile control options, hidden sprayer, and the ability to use either batteries or an AC adapter to power it.
The Kraus Artec Pro is an excellent option for the more budget conscious, while the Axor Citterio Semi-Pro is certainly worth the investment for more serious home chefs.
The Delta Trinser and Kohler Artifacts are both similar to the Moen Nio, but with styles suited for different kitchens and a few differences in features that put them just a little behind the Nio.
Still, despite the differences between all of these different faucets, none of them is a bad pick. Just choose the luxury kitchen faucet that best fits your needs, style, and budget and you won’t be disappointed.