How To Choose The Right Faucet For Your Bathroom?
It is exciting to build your own home – especially if it is your first one. You will have a hundred plans for your new abode and no doubt it will take a lot of work and effort to create that perfect home of your dreams.
There are a number of things that one has to keep in mind when building a new home. As they say the devil lies in the details! Your capacity to pay great attention to detail will be sorely tested. Apart from the big and obvious stuff such as what colour paint to choose for the bedroom, you will also need to think about small and seemingly minor specifics; a case in point being the bathroom faucets. You might not have given much thought to something as innocuous as the bathroom faucet. However, since it is something which you and your family will definitely use almost every single day, it pays to devote some attention to this subject. If it is a new home that you are building then one good thing is that you won’t have to worry about replacing bathroom faucet. This is a huge relief otherwise your choices would be pretty limited.
Install A New Faucet
- So now that you don’t have to be concerned about how to replace a faucet, let’s first consider the first step – placing a faucet.
- This would depend on the size of your bathroom and the floor plan. This factor will also determine if you should select single-hole faucets, centre-set faucets, widespread mounts or wall mountable faucets. Typically, smaller bathrooms are best suited for single-hole faucets and centre-set models.
- The next aspect to consider would be the type of finish that you would require for the faucets. The most popular finishes in the market today are the chrome plated and Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) finishes. Both these finishes are durable and recommended.
- The next characteristic of the faucet that you would need to think about is the style. Bathroom faucets come in a wide variety of styles these days. Naturally, the faucet style should go with your bathroom style.
There are also other technical details that might interest you. For instance, bathroom faucets can be categorized into compression-valve faucets, ball faucets, cartridge faucets and ceramic disk faucets. Out of these the ceramic disk faucets are the most expensive but they are also really good and long –lasting as well. Apart from this, you could also choose how you would be controlling the faucet. There are motion sensor triggered faucets, touch sensitive ones and then of course, the plain old vanilla models where you either turn a lever up/down or you twist the handle in a clockwise/anticlockwise direction to control the water flow. The former might offer better sanitation but the latter is fuss-free and simple. Also, some faucets come with a pop-up drain fixture included while others don’t. Yet others come with a pull out facility where the handle can be elongated and is flexible for ease of use. Your best bet would be to head over to home improvement stores and to actually check out the different models of faucets to get the real picture of which type you would like to install in your bathroom.