One of the last decisions most people make with their bathroom or kitchen remodeling project is choosing the faucets, fixtures, and plumbing options for the shower, tub, and sink.
Today’s options range from simple retro choices to new modern touch-free faucets. The key to choosing the right one lies in both personal taste and creating a cohesive feel in the space.
Coordination is Key
Most manufacturers offer complete sets of bathroom fixtures in each style and finish. Styles range across manufacturers but the finishes generally fall into four different categories:
- Chrome – Chrome fixtures are the most traditional of options. Many brands offer polished and brushed chrome in different styles.
- Nickel – Sometimes confused with chrome finishes, nickel finishes are a bit darker grey than chrome. Nickel faucets come in polished, brushed, and sometimes hammered.
- Bronze – A popular look for the past half-decade, bronze finishes are available in standard, brushed, and oil-rubbed.
- Decorative – Decorative faucets come in different finishes. Decorative faucets are made from either metal or ceramic and the finishes include gold, black, patterned, and many other options.
Once you choose the finish for your space, narrow down your options with the help of your designer by considering only lines that have all the options you need in your space. For example, if your remodeling plans include a waterfall shower, make sure that the line you’re considering has an option that works for your needs.
Style & Function
The styles for bathroom faucets have evolved tremendously as have the features. Styles range from traditional to trendy as do the cost of the fixtures themselves and the plumbing of chosen fixtures. You and your designer need to discuss any mounting issues that may stand in the way of having a wall mounted faucet or a ceiling mounted waterfall showerhead. Some mounting styles aren’t an option due to the home’s construction or entail a huge portion of your budget.
Your next consideration should be the size of the faucet and how it pairs with the shower, sink, or tub. With the variety of sink mounting options available today, you need to make sure that your new faucet works with the sink itself. For example, a counter mounted sink needs a faucet with a high clearance. Many homes are going retro with claw foot tubs and the controls for water must work in the space. The size of the shower or greatly differing heights of those using it may call for a showerhead that includes an adjustable angle feature.
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When you work with Ovation Design-Build, you’re working with professionals helping you every step of the way.
We understand not only design but also the build process so we can assure you that the plumbing options you choose will work in your bathroom remodel.
Let us help you get started designing your new bathroom or kitchen today. Call 503-635-3456 to schedule an in-home consultation or appointment in our showroom.