Bathroom Faucet Buying Guide

If you view your bathroom vanity as many people do, as the centerpiece of your entire bathroom, then the faucets that adorn your vanity should be chosen with just as much care. Additionally, if you’re just doing an easy upgrade and changing out your existing faucets, adding unique and stylish pieces can bring a tired vanity back to life. As with everything, there are a few important pieces to consider before you make your purchase. We’ve outlined those for you here!

Style: This one should be a no brainer. If your style is consistently modern, then choose a simple, sleek faucet that is aligned with your existing modern finishes. If you lean towards a more traditional theme, opt for something with curved lines and ornate details.

Configuration: For most re-modelers, this choice has already been made for them. Many vanities come with holes pre-drilled for a certain configuration, whether that be a single hole, or 3 hole with a 4 or 8 inch spread.  For those that are having their own tops fabricated, some thought should be put into this. Do you want to have separate controls for your hot and cold water? Is your sink undermount or a vessel sink that sits on top? (This will often determine single or triple hole.) Here are a few of the configurations you have to choose from:

. Widespread–These are used in 3 hole spreads varying from 6 to 16 inches. These will have separate controls for hot and cold water that will not be connected at all to the spout piece.

. Center-set–These are like miniature versions of a widespread. They will have separate controls for hot and cold water but are only available in a 4 inch spread. Additionally, the hot and cold handles WILL be attached to the spout.

. Single-hole–These have a single mixing lever to control both hot and cold water. They are often used as vessel sink faucets, but may be used with any type of sink drilled for a single hole faucet.

. Wall mount–These are, as the name would suggest, mounted from the wall behind or next to the sink. You’ll want to make sure if you opt for this item, that the spout is long enough to provide proper clearance to the sink.

Finish: Here is another category where options are primarily based on your personal style preference. Modern lovers generally gravitate towards chrome or brushed nickel faucets, while those who are more traditional might choose an oil rubbed bronze or antique brass faucet.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns about your current or future remodel, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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