Remodeling a bathroom can be quite intimidating, due to the amount of decisions that you need to make during the entire process. One of the most challenging things that you will need to figure out is what type your new bathroom faucet will be. There are four different options and then you have all the different finishes to choose from as well.
Here are the 4 different bathroom faucets that you can choose from:
- Center-set: This faucet is affixed to a plate that has a spout and two handles and it is normally used on sinks that have three faucet holes.
- Widespread: The widespread faucet has a spout and two handles as well, but they are each mounted separately into the holes in the sink.
- Single Hole: The single hole faucet takes up less space, plus give your bathroom sink a more modern look.
- Wall Mount: If you do not want your faucet attached to your sink, then you can choose one that attaches to the wall over it. Your water supply needs to be accessible through the wall, which means that you may need to pay more to have this type of faucet installed.
Here are the 5 questions that you should ask yourself, so that you can choose the best faucet for your bathroom:
- What faucet will fit your sink? It is always important to choose a faucet that will fit the hole openings in the sink in your bathroom.
- What features are you looking for in your new sink? There are plenty of features available in newer faucets, which means that you will need to know which ones appeal to you the most. Do you want a low-flow one to conserve water, an aerator to reduce the water that comes out to save some money, or a hands-free faucet that only turns on with motion? You will be amazed at all the options that you can choose from.
- What finish do you want? There are plenty of finishes to choose from but the most common include some type of chrome, nickel, and bronze. Thankfully, most faucets are available in all finishes, so you do not need to worry about settling for your second or third choice.
- What is your budget? Faucets are just like everything else, which means that you can spend a little money or a lot of money on just one faucet. We recommend having your budget in mind before you venture to the store to pick out a faucet or you may find yourself even more overwhelmed when you get there. Your budget can at least help you avoid at least a third of options!
- What faucets are used in the other homes in my neighborhood? If you are close to your neighbors, you probably know what type of faucet they have in their bathrooms. This knowledge will help you know what you do not like and what you may prefer for your bathroom.
Once you have answered these five questions, you will be ready to purchase and install the faucet that will work best in your bathroom.