Nothing screams luxury like a wall-mounted faucet. Your home is your sanctuary, and you deserve a space that is luxurious, calming and tranquil. Residential wall-mounted faucets give you a completely new and unique bathing and cooking experience.
Wall-mounted faucets offer many advantages that regular deck-mounted or floor-mounted fixtures don’t. We’ve created this guide to help you get a deeper understanding of a design fixture that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. We’ve compiled seven reasons to consider wall-mounted faucets for your next renovation project.
First, What Is a Wall-Mounted Faucet?
Wall-mounted faucets, just as the name implies, mount securely to the wall above a sink or a bathtub. It creates an effect that makes the faucet appear as though it’s floating. They are incredibly popular in commercial settings like schools, hospitals and restaurants and are growing in popularity again in residential projects.
We say again because seventy years ago, wall-mounted kitchen faucets were the norm in both farmhouses and Victorian houses across the country. Slowly, renovators moved more toward today’s standard deck-mounted designs. But, a wall-mounted revival is happening.
Wall-mount faucets are offered in handle-style or touch-free styles, and while they are a little more challenging to install than deck-mounted faucets, the extra measuring and precision work is worth it. Why?
1. It Saves You Space
In a growing world and with growing families, space gets more limited by the second. A wall-mounted faucet gives you extra countertop space, whether you are cooking in the kitchen or relaxing in the bathroom.
If you don’t need the extra room for soaps or containers, your sink becomes more clean-looking, giving you a sleek and immaculate look. Your wall also tends to look cleaner because less of the faucet is in your line of sight.
2. It Makes Cleaning a Breeze
If you’ve ever cleaned a laundry or utility room, you’ve probably noticed how the area around your sink faucet tends to get build-up easily. Typically, this build-up, usually of hard water, leaves dirt and calcium deposits around your pipe.
Left unattended, this build-up can cause mold, mildew and make your faucet more prone to rust. Not to mention, they also just take away from your faucet design’s aesthetics.
On the other hand, with a wall-mounted faucet, there’s less possibility of build-up, and your sink area is much easier to clean.
Low maintenance and long-lasting? Sounds like a win-win in anyone’s books!
3. You Get a Unique Design Aesthetic
Wall-mounted faucets aren’t just aerodynamic and more hygienic, they also have a unique look. No matter what style you choose — and there’s plenty to choose from — its innovative appearance will match all types of designs and bring a bold look to your space.
The utilitarian twist found in the more antique-styled pipes is an especially popular accent piece for homeowners seeking something with low maintenance and a clutter-free lifestyle, but with an edginess to show off. Meanwhile, the more bare-bones, minimalist designs are ideal for homeowners who want clean lines and an enchanting feel.
You can choose a style that exudes modern aesthetics, one that’s heavily utilitarian or something in the middle based on the theme of your space.
4. You Can Spruce Up Shower Time
Just like double-jointed faucets, you can gain the convenience of handheld showerhead combos with wall-mounted bathroom faucets. Handheld showerhead combo faucets are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. If you want a lush experience fit for royalty, Pioneer’s wall-mounted handheld shower set is perfect.
Using the diverter, it’s easy to switch between the rainshower function and the hand shower function. It also comes in three finishes: polished chrome, brushed nickel and matte black. If you’re looking for a dreamy shower experience, with functions that give you comfort and extra mobility and accessibility functions, this is the shower faucet for you.
5. You Still Get Versatility
Like we said above, a wall-mount faucet comes in a variety of styles, colors, sizes, shapes and materials. No matter what your personality or current aesthetic is, you can find a wall-mounted faucet designed to suit your needs.
Not sure where to start? Check out this guide of styles we created especially for you to help you find your perfect match.
6. You Get Range of Motion
Most deck-mounted faucets are fixed and immovable, but with wall-mounted faucets, you have the option of buying what’s called a double-jointed faucet. These give you a much wider range of motion.
Having a faucet above a range or stove is incredibly convenient. With the functionality and convenience that a double-jointed faucet adds, you may be inspired to exercise your culinary skills more often and in more creative ways! It reduces spills, clears up sink clutter and gives your arms a much-deserved break. Double-jointed faucets truly shine when you have to fill up large pots, woks or kettles with water, making it an easy task instead of a headache and workout.
Once you’re done using it, the long metal neck can be tucked back out of the way when not in use. If you choose to utilize double-jointed faucets in your bathroom, it makes washing hair easier, speeds up doggy bathtime and makes cleaning your sink after brushing your teeth less of a chore.
7. You Have Flexibility for Future Renovations
While wall-mounted faucets are a bit more complicated to install than more expensive deck-mounted ones, they have much more flexibility when it comes to bathtubs.
To install a wall-mounted faucet, you’ll need to reroute the water supply lines up the inside of the wall to the place where the faucet will be located. We recommend hiring an experienced plumber to do this job, but it can also be a DIY project if you have the knowledge and expertise.
Deck-mounted faucets require a thicker ledge in order to be installed, while wall mount faucets don’t require any ledge at all — no matter what style of tub you have or want in the future, a wall-mounted faucet works wonders.
There is, of course, the question of their reliability. No need to worry — Pioneer’s Roman Tub Set is a perfect example of durability and longevity. It incorporates the latest water-saving technology while also undergoing rigorous factory testing to ensure unmatched reliability.
Alternatively, you might consider a freestanding tub filler. This not only allows you to use any type of tub design, but this makes a freestanding tub look way more dramatic and elegant.
Renovate With Pioneer
At Pioneer, we’re here to help you make the best decisions for your home and your bathroom remodel. We work with your budget, your installation timeline, design aesthetic and accessibility needs to ensure you find the product that aligns with your home project perfectly.
With an easier clean-up, versatile and flexible design aesthetic and space-saving perks, wall-mounted faucets are the way of the future. Check out Pioneer’s bathroom offer to find your perfect project match.