Your faucet, aside from serving as an architectural piece, needs to coordinate seamlessly with your bathroom sink or bathtub as well as the bathroom’s overall design. (A sleek Kohler faucet won’t necessarily look good with a Victorian bathroom and a clawfoot tub.) You’ll need to choose two sets of faucets: one for the sink and one for the bathtub and shower. Wall-mounted fixtures, deck mounted faucets, single-handle and double-handle faucets are all appropriate for different types of sinks or tubs. Spend some time considering how the faucet will look when paired with your sink and with your bathroom’s overall look.
Your most important faucet decision is whether you would like one-handle or a two-handles. There are endless styles, colors, finishes and options to choose from. Make sure that you select a style and finish that matches the rest of the fixtures. Look closely at the way the faucet is used to make sure you are comfortable with the opening and closing mechanism. For example, some people don’t like round handles, because they are more difficult to grip.
A wall-mounted faucet installs on the wall and appears to floats above the sink. It’s perfect for wall-mounted sinks and can free up valuable sink space for cramped urban bathrooms.
Deck-mounted faucets are the traditional faucets most of us are accustomed to: they install on the sink deck itself and arc above the bowl.
Single-control faucets are easy to manipulate and boast a sleek minimalist design.
Double-control faucets offer much greater control over the ration of hot to cold water, essential for a bathroom sink.