High-tech faucet upgrades to get you flowing into the future

Give your kitchen a lift with a new faucet.

Give your kitchen a lift with a new faucet. (Amazon/)

Indoor plumbing is sort of magical on its own, but a high-tech faucet may renew your sense of wonder about having potable water come directly into your house. Here are some smart faucets to make your life easier, in both the kitchen and the bathroom:

The best touchless faucet on the market.

The best touchless faucet on the market. (Amazon/)

Stylish and functional, this Moen faucet lets you turn the water on and off hands-free, with double sensors. All you need to do to start and stop water flow is to flick your hand. It also features a powerful spray to get the stickiest pots and pans clean, and has a retractable spray head. It comes in multiple colors, too.

Control your faucet with your voice.

Control your faucet with your voice. (Amazon/)

Kohler’s Sensate smart kitchen faucet is elegant, beautiful, and pricey. It’s got a motion sensor that allows you to turn on the faucet without touching the lever and can connect to your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, meaning you can control the flow of water with your voice.

If you are unsure of why you’d need a smart faucet, there are some serious benefits to consider. If you ask Alexa to dispense one cup, you’ll save time measuring out water for recipes. The faucet monitors your water usage and can detect leaks, too. If you want to clean around the sides of your sink, you can pull down on the magnetically-held faucet head for greater maneuverability and spray control. It comes in four finishes—Matte Black, Vibrant Stainless, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and Polished Chrome—and has a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute.

A more budget-friendly touchless kitchen faucet.

A more budget-friendly touchless kitchen faucet. (Amazon/)

This faucet is easy-to-install and is powered by four AA batteries—once you’re all set up, all you have to do to turn on and off water flow is simply touch the spout. No handle turning necessary. The sprayer also pulls out and conveniently swivels 360 degrees, and has two spray modes: a splash-free aerated stream and powerful pre-rinse spray. Plus, the brushed nickel finish and brass faucet is smudge and fingerprint free.

Alexa, turn on the sink.

Alexa, turn on the sink. (Amazon/)

This faucet leverages your Alexa or Google Assistant to follow your voice commands, and can pour measured amounts of water—like a cup for your recipe or 32 ounces for your bottle. If your hands are covered in oil or dough, you can easily turn on the water flow with the back of your hand or wrist by touching it to the spout. Another nifty feature is that you never have to risk burning your hand to check the water temperature—an LED light indicator will let you know.

A smart faucet for the bathroom.

A smart faucet for the bathroom. (Amazon/)

Upgrade any bathroom with this motion-sensitive bathroom faucet; just wave your hand in front of the sensor to start and stop the water flow. You can pre-set and adjust the water temperature too. It’s really easy to install and also a nice touch for any guest bathroom. It requires four AA batteries to operate.

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