New bathroom faucets add a bit of personality. The bathroom can be a place of solitude and an oasis in the midst of a hectic life. It seems natural that you would want this special space to be unique, up-to-date, and have a bit of personality. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to modernize your bathroom is by switching out those old faucets with new bathroom faucets. The first step is to choose coordinating pieces for your sink, bathtub and shower that reflect your personal style.
Selecting Your New Faucets
1. Personal Style
To select the perfect faucets, identify your own personal style. Are you romantic? Urban? Traditional? Do you like clean lines or do you prefer rounder, more organic shapes? Once you get a sense of your preferred style it is much easier to make your selection.
Begin by looking through some home improvement and decorating magazines or websites. Take your time and feel free to tear out or bookmark styles that you like. It can even be beneficial to start a portfolio of decorating ideas and show them to your friends to get their feedback.
Consider the color schemes that you like because this will lead you to consider the architectural accents that will compliment different combinations. If you like browns, reds, and oranges, those warm tones may lead you to a burnished or brushed bronze faucet. If you prefer clean white with sharp accents, you may prefer stainless steel or chrome. Ceramic fixtures work especially well with sunshine and yellow combinations.
3. Shape and Texture
New faucets come in a variety of shapes and textures. You will want to think of which shape will work best with your bathroom design. There are traditional rounded designs, large umbrella-like rain faucets for the shower, and features that dispense water as a small waterfall in your sink. In order to avoid looking mismatched, it’s a good idea to get coordinating faucets for all of your water dispensing areas, and to have them coincide with the look of your cabinets, sinks, bath and commode. That will make all the wet areas of your house look consistent.
4. Visit the Retailer
Once you have a good idea of the kind of fixtures you like, it is time visit your local hardware store. Touch the appliances—turn the faucets on and off and feel the shapes of the spouts and handles. Remember that you will have them for many years to come, so they should feel comfortable in your hands.
Fashion is important but you also want to consider function. A knowledgeable sales associate and your own research will help you determine which brands and fixtures are rated the highest for water savings and which provide high efficiency. Water flow should be comfortable but not wasteful.
6. Take your New Faucets Home
Once you select the right faucets for your bathrooms, all that’s left is to make your purchase, bring them home and install them. You have taken the big step to updating your sanctuary.
New bathroom faucets add personality and modernize your bathroom.
It is not difficult to install your new faucets yourself, but if you would rather leave that to a professional, American Home Shield can have them all mounted for one low contracted service fee.