5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT BATHROOM FAUCET.
A faucet is the icing on the cake in a luxury bathroom. Whether it's a hybrid faucet or a classic column faucet, choosing the style of your choice to decorate your sink or tub can make all the difference in your bathroom remodel. So let's see how to choose the perfect accessory.
1. Know your style
There are so many types of faucets on the market that it can sometimes be difficult to choose. For example, a wall-mounted faucet is not mounted on the sink itself, but protrudes from the bathroom wall to provide more space on the sink. But there are also ball valves that control temperature and flow, and have a hollow ball inside, giving them a rounded appearance. There are also classic column faucets - one marked hot and the other cold. And mixing faucets...the list will probably go on forever.
The most important thing is that you get the information and follow your gut. If you feel that bathroom faucets reflect your personality, you might be on the right track.
2. Measure the holes for sinks and tubs
It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people have to return a faucet they bought because they love it so much that they didn't think about measuring before buying. The hole to put the faucet through needs to be larger than the thread itself, but the bottom of the faucet needs to fit snugly on it.
A good rule of thumb is to measure all aspects of the bathroom before remodeling. This includes tap holes.
3. Pay attention to the material
Which metal is best for faucets? Are steel fittings better than brass? Will copper faucets turn green over time? Do brass fittings rust? If you have an eye for interior design, you may be wondering what type of materials to choose to ensure durability and quality.
Aside from issues with copper (yes, copper fittings can develop a green sheen over time from exposure to oxygen - but that even looks good), you can usually safely use all common metals. The fittings are designed in such a way that high pressure water can flow through them for years. So the most important question to ask yourself is: Which material do you like best for your bathroom?
Brass faucets have a classic and old-fashioned appeal. On the other hand, accessories made of chrome and steel look more modern and simple. On the other hand, copper faucets are more suitable for bathrooms that look industrial or retro-futuristic.
4. Decide what finish you like
Your faucet can be painted or chromed on the outside. Here you have to decide if you prefer a highly polished style, which can be highly stylized or very functional, or if you prefer a brushed style that conveys a rustic feel. Just be aware that you'll need to clean your accessories thoroughly to maintain the finish - don't use harsh cleaners that can damage enamel over time.
5. Make sure your tub and vanity faucets match
Don't buy overlapping faucets - you might think it's cool to buy different types of faucets for different areas of your bathroom, but it's really a bad idea. In fact, the faucet helps to integrate the different aspects of the bathroom into a coherent whole precisely because they complement each other. So make sure the accessories match each other, or at least give the feeling of belonging to the same room.
You can also choose to buy the exact same faucets and use them in multiple locations in the bathroom. Can a washbasin mixer be used in a bathtub? Yes, basically, but it all depends on the type of accessory. But if it fits and you like it, you should buy the accessory.