Bathroom plumbing hardware is an important decision. We use different faucets when we have different needs, and we sometimes we simply go to our workhorse faucets that always seem to do the trick. Here are some examples of why we use various types of faucets.
The reason we do wall mount faucets a lot of times is that it saves depth on top of the cabinet. So if you have a place where there isn’t much depth, this kind of faucet gives you more room. It is important to know that if you want a faucet like this, it must be decided on while the builders are framing the room.
Knobs look better but levers are always easier to use. On a wall mount, sometimes levers don’t line up perfectly, so you have to be really precise. Faucets need to hit just before the drain (closer to the wall) – not right on the drain or the water splashes everywhere.
For finishes, polished nickel looks the best. The maintenance really is not that big of a deal. We usually choose polished nickel over chrome because polished nickel has a hint of gold in it, which warms it up. Polished chrome has a colder look.
This is a goose neck with cross handles. Goose necks are the more traditional way of doing a wall mount faucet.
This is polished nickel. Great combination with the bead board.
Bridge faucets are great because they allow you to get high enough above a vessel sink. They are also great in laundry rooms because you can fit a bucket underneath.
This is the Lefroy Brooks Macktinosh faucet set. We use it all of the time, as you can see below:
This is another example of a wall mount. Much more modern.
We chose this tall faucet because this client wanted a lot of room under her faucet. The drawback is these
splash a bit more than lower styles.
This is a very modern faucet set in a powder room. Very clean lines.
This is the kind of faucet you would see in a great British house.
This is a deck mounted version of the goose neck wall mount faucet. Again, great for when you need a bit of breathing room under the faucet.