Bathroom Faucets - The first step in designing a bathroom
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When designing a bathroom, the first thing to decide on should be the fittings, such as the faucets. From there, the whole theme and style of the room can be built around that one feature.
The variety of styles available for these types of sink faucets is extensive, with every sort of taste catered for – with everything from country through to contemporary. Once the style is chosen, then the other items can be chosen to compliment the fittings. Bathroom faucets come in four basic settings – single hole/single lever; widespread; centreset and wall mount faucets.
Wall Mount and other Bathroom Faucets
Wall-mounted Faucets are installed above the vanity unit and as the name suggests, to the wall. This type of faucet is generally longer and extends further as it usually is mounted a further distance from the sink than regular fittings.
Single Hole/Single Levers - are designed so that the spout and the handle are combined into the one fitting. These are great for easy installation and also use.
Widespread taps are the most popular fittings as they offer the best flexibility for installation. A standard widespread fitting is spread over eight inches, whereas a mini-widespread setting consists of three individual pieces over a four-inch drilling (which is the usual spacing for the setting).
Centreset Faucets are best for small, existing and already-drilled basins. They consist of four-inch drill installations and are mounted to a six-inch plate.
Take into consideration the height of the fixtures when choosing bathroom sink pieces. If you have a spout that is tall and sits raised up, then the water is more likely to splash over the vanity unit than if it is a shorter spout that is positioned closer to the sink. The key to buying bathroom faucets is to buy high-quality products so that you will get a better return on your investment when selling, as potential buyers always hold this in high regard when buying.