Finally, you are getting the new bathroom you have always wanted. Now you have started the search for your faucets, and are staring wide-eyed at an over-whelming array of them. Who knew there could be so many choices in bathroom faucets? Well, here is some info that hopefully will make your selections much easier and a lot less stressful.
To start, you have to consider your remodel. Are you keeping your current sink or replacing? If you are keeping your existing sink you will need a faucet that has the same pre-drilled hole cutouts. The different types of faucets are Single-hole, Center-set, Widespread mounts and Wall mounts. If installing a new sink, then you can go with the style of faucet you like best since holes can be drilled at installation.
The next thing you have to consider is your finish. Your choices will range from the industry standard of polished chrome, to brushed nickel, stainless steel, bronze, brass and decorative ceramics. Choose a finish that you love and will be happy to live with. Keep in mind that polished finishes, while beautiful, require more upkeep. Brushed finishes help at hiding water spots and fingerprints; a plus if you have children.
There are now special features manufacturers have created to assist us and make us feel more pampered. Have a need for extra clean hands? Then you might be interested in a sanitizing faucet that injects a stream of ozone into the faucet water to kill germs. Some come with the feature built in or a retrofit kit can be purchased and attached. Prefer a hands-free faucet? Then a motion-activated faucet that requires a battery or AC power, or one that generates its own power, might be just what you need. If soft, silky water is your preference, then a faucet with laminar flow will be the one for you.
Shopping for your bathroom faucets can be fun and exciting. Doing some online research for current styles, finishes and features will help you make a better, more informed choice. And whether you purchase from a local hardware store, showroom, or online store, you will know you have made the perfect choice for you.
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