Bathroom Faucets - Attention to
detail can make all the difference!
Bathroom faucets come in a range of different styles and
finishes. If you're choosing your bath faucets as the
finishing touch to your bathroom's makeover, it's worth spending
some time to find the most suitable ones for your needs.
Looks are obviously a prime consideration when buying bathtub and
sink faucets. Remember to choose a style that will match or
compliment your other bathroom fixtures, such as the hardware on
your bathroom cabinets and your shower door. Attention to
these small details can make a huge difference to the appearance of
your finished bathroom.
Bathroom faucets are available in a variety of finishes, from
shiny silver chrome to elegant brass or gold-plated. Styles
can be found to suit all kinds of bathrooms, from antique or period
to contemporary themes. When choosing new sink or bath
faucets, functionality is just as important as aesthetics.
Find out if you have a low or high pressure water system, as this
can influence which sort of faucets would be best. Conventional
bathroom sink faucets work by using rubber washers and valves to
control the rate of flow, whereas newer designs often use ceramic
disc valves. Take into consideration whether you have hard or
soft water, as this is another factor than can affect your
When fitting bath faucets, you can either replace the existing taps
and use the same holes, or buy a new bath with either one or two
holes depending on which type of faucet you want. Today,
mixer taps are the generally preferred option on a sink, as they
enable you to control the temperature of the running water – rather
than scalding yourself with water that’s too hot! You can
have either a single lever or two taps to control the
temperature. You faucets can even be wall mounted for a
really stylish look. Whatever style you choose, make sure
that your bath and sink faucets match each other.
Contemporary bathroom faucets are perfect if you’re looking for
a designer up-to-the minute look. Chrome is the finish of
choice in most cases, with current popular designs featuring smooth
lines and curves. Alternatively, if you’re renovating an
older home and want to preserve its character and history, or you
simply prefer the classic look, then traditional style faucets are
The traditional cross head design with the white ceramic tops
labeled “hot” and “cold” dates from the early 20th century.
Variations on this theme include flat or curved tops, straight
edged or rounded handles. Single taps are more in keeping
with the Victorian era, but some models incorporate a cradle bath
shower mixer, so you can keep the twin taps but have the modern
convenience of controlling the temperature. Flared spouts are
a perennial favorite with a classical design. Gold or brass
plated finishes add rustic charm from a bygone era, but period
faucets are also available in chrome for a modern twist.