What Kind of Bathroom Faucet Should I Buy?
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The faucet in a bathroom may be just one part of the total décor, but it has a surprisingly big impact. It’s often considered the centerpiece of a bathroom, especially if the room has just one sink or vanity. Picking the right bathroom faucet is surprisingly easy when you take into account all of the following elements.
Matching the Mounting Pattern
Before considering faucet style or color, check the mounting pattern on the sink or vanity. A beautiful faucet in the wrong size or with the wrong number of holes simply won’t fit, even with adapters. If you have your heart set on a specific faucet, it may be better to find a vanity or sink to fit it instead. Most bathroom faucets use the single-hole, four-inch or eight-inch mounting pattern.
Choosing a Style
Once a homeowner has narrowed down the options by mounting style, it’s time to find the right style for the new bathroom décor. Most faucets are either modern or traditional in style, but Kingston Brass also stocks many transitional fixtures that help combine the best of both worlds. In general, traditional style faucets tend to feature more ornamentation, while modern faucets are sleeker and more streamlined.
Picking a Finish
No matter the style of the faucet, it’s possible to get a different look entirely just by choosing another finish. Don’t underestimate how much of a faucet’s style comes from its finish alone. The same bathroom faucet in chrome may not fit the room quite as well as one in brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze. Try holding up representations of the finishes against the surrounding backsplash and sink to get a better idea of what will work best.