How To Choose A Bathroom Faucet When Remodeling

20 March 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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When remodeling your bathroom, don't forget to pick out a new faucet as well. A new faucet can go a long way in making the space look and feel new. When choosing the perfect faucet for your bathroom, there are several things to think about, such as material, finish and design. To create a cohesive bathroom look, pick a faucet type that matches the overall decor. After you've decided on the perfect faucet, don't forget to pick matching handles, if they don't come as a set. Here are some factors to consider when faucet shopping:

Faucet Style

There are a few different faucet styles to choose from, so decide which one will best fit your needs. Some types, such as centerset and widespread, feature a handle on each side of the faucet, while others have a single handle style. You may prefer the traditional look of a widespread style, or choose a single handle version for a more streamlined fit on a small sink.

You will also have to decide between different types of spouts.  For instance, a channel spout will fit in well with a modern, minimalist decor style with its geometric lines and streamlined appearance. A curved, "gooseneck" style faucet paired with French curve handles will give your  bathroom a classic feel.

Finish

Once you've determined what style of faucet you want, it's time to decide on a finish. Faucet finish options include polished nickel, brushed nickel, stainless steel, chrome, champagne-colored bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, which is the darker of the two, polished brass, and chrome. 

The right faucet finish can enhance your bathroom's overall appearance, so choose the material that best suits your decor style. As an example, stainless steel, chrome, and polished and brushed nickel finishes will coordinate well with modern bathrooms, due to their silver tone.

Polished brass and brushed or champagne-colored bronze have gold tones and will lend a classy, traditional feel to the space. If you'd like to go for more of a rustic look, choose a darker-hued finish, such as wrought iron or oil-rubbed bronze.

Special Features

Finally, consider any special features you'd like your faucet to have. Some special models include touch-on, touchless, spot-resistant, or bacteria-resistant. If being eco-friendly is important to you, you can pick a water-efficient faucet, which saves water and energy due to a lower flow rate. You'll be able to conserve water as well as enjoy lower water bills.

Visit a bathroom faucet dealer like Fixture Shop today with these things in mind to find the perfect faucet for your bathroom.