In a bathroom remodel, you spend hours deciding on wall materials, tile sizes, flooring options, and paint colors. These elements of the bathroom take up a lot of real estate, so it makes sense to be careful and thorough as you plan.

But you’ll never believe the wide range of faucet styles that are available to you for your bathroom. This is probably because, even though it’s small, the faucet is responsible for tying the style of the room together. A statement faucet can add huge personality, while the materials and styles of all faucets can add interest and style. Plus, technology options in bathroom faucets can make your life easier.

Don’t let your faucet decision be a simple afterthought. Put some care into the selection with these tips.

Faucet Style

Ornate or modern. Traditional or fancy. One handle or two. The possibilities go on and on when it comes to bathroom faucet style.

If you’re updating an old sink, your style will be limited by what fits in the current sink. But if you’re replacing the entire sink, the sky is the limit. Whichever you choose, make sure you match your bathroom sink to the tub and shower fixtures for a complete look.

  • Single-hole Faucets: A space-saver, the single-hole faucet is ideal for small bathrooms and powder rooms. The spout and mixing handles are combined into one unit, and there is only one drilled sink hole.

Photo by LDa Architecture & Interiors 

Center-set Faucets: 

These work well for most sinks. The spout and handles are combined in one unit that mounts on the sink deck.

Photo by Debbie Evans Interior Design 

Wall-Mount Faucets: A unique and beautiful style, the wall-mount sink is plumbed through the wall behind and above the sink.

Photo by WORD [Warren Office for Research and Design]

 

Widespread Mount Faucet: The handles are separate from the spout, with a distance of at least 8 inches between the two handles.

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Technology in Faucets

We really do live in the best time for technology, and that is evident in that even bathroom faucets have technology possibilities.

  • Motion Activated: With motion-activated faucets, you can do more than simply turn the faucet on and off with a little wave of your hand. Newer models also include flow control and temperature adjustment.
  • Laminar Flow: Soften your water with laminar flow faucet technology. Aerators make the flow feel lighter, and the water flows in a clear stream that doesn’t splash. This adds luxury to your washing routines.
  • Sanitizing: An ozone-activated antibacterial bath faucet kills germs with a stream of ozone that mixes with the water stream.

Tip: Look for a faucet that has replaceable internal parts, so you aren’t stuck replacing the whole thing if something in the faucet breaks.