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How To Choose Bathroom Faucet? Quick Guide From New Bathroom Style
Posted: Feb 08, 2020
A bath remodel is a great opportunity for the apartment and home owners. When you are into changing your tiling, plumbing, lighting, tubs and vanities – the faucet option can make a significant impact. A widespread number of styles can confuse. But, fortunately, there are some particular steps that can make a choice easier. The most important rule – is always to choose the quality brands.
New Bathroom Style, bathroom supply store in New York, is offering a wide range of bathroom faucets, shower fixtures and bathroom accessories. And currently it is launching to sell an amazing collection of Blossom bathroom faucets. Good quality for competitive prices, various designs and styles, all kinds of finishes and installation types. You will find all this in a new collection of Blossom bathroom faucets.
Types of faucet installation
First of all you need to think about the installation of your new unit. In case you are purchasing a new bathroom faucet, the simplest way is to choose the same installation method that the old one had. It is easy and quick – it will not harm your vanity, plumbing and you’ll not need to make new holes. So, if you are going to keep things simple – mount a new faucet the same type as the old unit.
However, for renovators who are making their bathroom design from the very beginning – there are more options available in faucet selection. So, it doesn’t matter whether you are searching for every available option or just going to replace an old one, there are some certain types that you have to clarify first:
- Single-hole: This type of faucet has just one spout and one handle combined into a single unit. The handle can control both hot and cold water. Only one predrilled hole is needed, hence the name – single hole faucet. One of the modern applications of this type of faucet is a motion sensor spout that doesn’t require touching the faucet to control the water flow.
- Triple-hole: Wide faucets consist of three separate pieces: two handles and spot. Three separate hole must be made in your countertop as there are three separate details that must be installed. A standard space between the handles is 8". Make sure to check everything, because different designs can require different dimensions.
- Wall-mount: This kind of faucets are usually mounted above the sink and the countertop right on the wall. It does not touch the sink. This style is really wonderful and convenient. Moreover, you can choose different kind of bathroom vanities that will fit the style. Before buying, check the mounting distance to the sink, so the water will not splash.
Further thing to consider – faucet features. It is known, that faucet configurations are not really wide. However, if you are choosing certain ones, the will make a great influence on the overall design and style of your bathroom. There are two main features worth of attention:
- Arc height: It is an important parameter that depends on the tasks of the faucet. If it’s only for hands washing and you have really a tiny space in your bathroom – you can use a short one. But if you want to make more functional – choose a higher one. But be careful so it won’t be too high that will cause a water splashing.
- Handles number: Usually, there are 2 handles. One – for cold, another – for hot water. It is a standard. But you also can simplify the look and use only one handle. It is also a question of convenience as there are some people that find easier to control the temperature with a single handle.
After you studied the basic characteristics of faucet installation, you may start considering the design. It will allow you to fit in a needed style set. For sure, you have to match the faucet with other furniture, colors and bathroom accessories. So, here are the variations:
- Old-school: Detailing of handles and beautifully curved spouts are more common for this kind of faucets. It is also more likely to choose brushed finish with traditional faucets. The look of traditional style – is timeless.
- Transitional: transitional combines itself major elements from both styles – modern and vintage. For example, minimalistic handles with curved spout. It will fit you best if you can’t decide which design to choose. Really a compromise.
- High-end: This contemporary aesthetic is all about clean lines and shiny surfaces. You’ll see more hard angles and geometric shapes when shopping for modern faucets. Some modern faucets also have high-tech features, like motion sensor technology.
Wide selection of colors and finishes are available on the market. Selecting a proper faucet finish can connect all the element into the holistic design. From the shining surfaces to worn look. The finish can really change your bathroom look:
- Brushed chrome: This kind of finish is simple for the eye and has the additional benefit of obscuring marks and fingerprints. This feature of the brushed chrome finish make it a good choice for busy commercial premises and households with a heavy traffic and use. Brushed chrome grows significantly in popularity in recent and is now one of the most popular choices of finish for faucets and bathroom accessories
- Chrome: Chrome – beautiful and shining finish. Very popular on the bathroom furniture market. It has a slivery and shiny surface that makes it look almost like a mirror. It gives a bathroom an instant clarity new-look.
- Bronze: Depending on the brand, "bronze finish" means different things. " Oil-rubbed bronze" can be a living finish, which means the finish will change over time and develop a patina as the item is used. Vintage bronze is a stable finish, which means the hardware won’t weather or change with use.
- Black: Similar to regular chrome, black is a widespread option for modern faucet styles. It looks crisp and clean and helps to keep minimalist look in the room. The same as bronze, the dark color of a faucet will fit out against the backdrop of a light sinks.
- Nickel: Nickel has a little bit warmer appearance than chrome, so it is good for bathrooms where you would like to implement those types of colors in your design. The warm tone is brought by gold undertones which are present in most nickel faucets.
- Brass: Brass has a golden shine that instantly emerges in vintage style. If you’re going to create a vintage design in your bathroom, brass is your option.
At the same time we have mostly focused on the bathroom vanity, we cannot forget the other piece you might have in your bathroom – your bathtub unit. Some of the bathrooms have "no-faucet" feature. Either because they have a shower panel or it’s a half-sized small bathroom. However, if you are trying to change all the accessories and fixtures here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Faucet size: the same issue as about sink faucet – you will need to decide how high will it be from the bathtub bottom, will it be on the way while you are bathing? Be sure to measure everything.
- Faucet style: Most people choose to buy similar faucets in the sink and tub, but that’s obviously not a necessity. But, if you choose different styles, be sure you whether they will complement each another. The same finish – is a great possibility to tie all the things together.
- Faucet type: Particular types of tubs need particular types of faucets. For instance, some are equipped with a diverter. There are also two main installation types (threaded or slip-on), so you should make sure you are getting the proper one.
Buying bathroom faucets is all about features, design and mounting. But there are a few other issue you will need to think about when choosing bathroom faucet:
- Budget: The price of faucets can vary widely. So think about how much you are able to spend before the renovation start. Calculating everything will help you to get best from restricted amount. Always try to choose durable and high-quality units.
- Shower fixtures: If there is a shower in your bathroom, you need to think about choosing faucet styles that won’t conflict the shower head or water controls.
- Cleaning products: Ask salesperson how to clean the chosen piece and ask for any available instructions from the manufacturers.
Sergio Stone - New Bathroom Style Owner https://newbathroomstyle.com/