Designing a Bathroom with a Wall Mount Faucet
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While wall-mount bathroom faucets are obviously stylish and flexible in their installation options, they can be a little overwhelming to design around. Many homeowners think they have to remodel the entire bathroom to highlight a centerpiece like a wall mount faucet. However, just a few basic design alterations can update the whole bathroom, with the faucet as the centerpiece.
Choosing a Statement Sink
Making a strong statement with the bathroom sink can help draw attention to any kind of wall mount faucet. Vessel sinks are commonly paired with wall mount designs since they’re harder to match with counter-mounted fixtures. But it’s also fine to combine these faucets with any console or standard vanities that feature attractive countertops or particularly deep basins. Since the height of the wall mount faucet increases the chances of splashing, it’s important to choose a deeper sink rather than a shallow one to control the spread of droplets.
Considering Faucet to Sink Height
Counter-mounted faucets are fixed in height by the neck measurements, but wall mount bathroom fixtures can go as high or as low as desired. This can help adjust the fall of the water to control potential splashing, especially if a more shallow sink is preferred. Shallow sinks should be paired with a taller height between the faucet and drain to compensate for the reduced volume for containing droplets. Try mounting the faucet at a few different heights and appreciating the appearance from different angles to find just the perfect layout.
Pairing the Right Mirror
Since the wall mount faucet is usually installed just below the bathroom mirror, the interplay between these two fixtures is essential. A frameless mirror is often recommended to let the finish of the faucet shine without distraction. For a more traditional look, try an ornate framed mirror with a dark finished faucet. Consider mounting the mirror a little higher than usual to leave extra space for the wall mount finish to shine.
Picking a Backsplash
Finally, consider a backsplash to play against the beauty of the selected faucet. Since these kinds of bathroom faucets are usually mounted in the backsplash itself, there’s an opportunity to create a visual combination between the two. Colorful backsplashes combine well with polished finishes like nickel and steel, while plain backsplashes allow artistic faucets to shine instead.