Fantastic Faucet Fixtures
Psst…. do you want to know a secret? Faucets are making a big wave in bathroom design. If you want to make your bathroom look new again, then a quick way to do this is simply to replace your old faucets.
There are so many new stylish designs that your friends may think you did a complete remodel the next time they use your bathroom. It is not unheard of to spend more money on your new faucet than on the washbasin it embellishes.
If you are looking for distinction all through your bathroom décor then you should not purchase a bargain-basement faucet. When given a choice between an expensive sink and an expensive faucet, it would be in your best interest in the long run to buy the quality faucet.
Most bathroom faucets have one spout for both hot and cold water usage. These mixers as they are sometimes called can be center set, or wide set. In the center set, the spout is all part of the same unit. On the other hand, with the wide set tap the spout and handles are split, with the link between the two being hidden away below the counter.
Center set faucets can have dual or single controls. Depending upon the model you purchase, the two handles can be coupled directly to the side of the spout or the handles can be joined to the base.
Not Your Typical Taps
Most center set bathroom faucets are made for a typical three-hole sink, with the outer holes spaced at four inches, on center. Another variation is the single-post design that requires only one hole. These come with a plate to cover the two extra holes if your mixer is mounted on a regular three-hole bathroom sink.
The great thing about wide-set faucets is that they offer you the flexibility to fit holes spaced anywhere from four to sixteen inches apart, on center. This is awesome for tight installations where there is minimal room for a standard faucet along the back edge of your bathroom sink.
Faucets have come a long way from the simple valve stem with replaceable washers that broke or got worn out every couple of years. Today’s faucets now use precision metal parts along with hard ceramic and synthetic materials and have made the washerless faucets the new norm.
This has not only made faucets easier to use and maintain but has opened up Pandora’s Box of virtually endless options in design and style. Faucets styles nowadays are as varied as their finishes. Selection has now become a matter of personal preference and how well your brand new faucet will harmonize with the rest of your bathroom décor.