Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. A stunning new faucet can add instant impact to your bathroom without costing a lot of time or expense. Here are some simple tips to easily upgrade and take your bathroom from drab to fab.
The first thing to consider for a faucet upgrade is the finish — Chrome, bronze, polished brass, stainless steel, and brushed nickel are a few of the popular finishes available. Think about whether you want to match the new faucet’s finish to pre-existing fixtures or choose a contrasting tone that works in harmony with what’s already there.
When shopping for your new super chic tapware make quality a top priority. Choose finishes that are tarnish, scratch, and corrosion resistant and look for ceramic disc valves to ensure superior operating performance that are built to last.
If luxury is a priority you can improve your grooming experience with innovative faucet technologies from touch technology and temperature sensing indicators, to green innovations that conserve water consumption. No matter what your budget is you are sure to find a faucet to fit both your personal needs and the decor of your bathroom.
When it comes to style and design you may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of selections available. Before you finalize your purchase check to see if the model works with your sink configuration — 4” (centerset) or 8” widespread. Most sinks have 3 holes: one for each handle and one for the spout. Single-handle faucets only need one hole, so be sure your upgrade faucet comes with a cover plate to hide the extra holes.
Finally, if you aren’t ‘do-it-yourself-minded’ installation can be a challenge. Your best solution is to call your local plumber or handyman for assistance. An experienced professional will get your tap up and running in a snap.