One of the most rewarding elements of bathroom design is centered at the place you’ll spend so much of your time: the bathroom sink. Choosing a faucet that fits your style sets the stage for the rest of your bathroom design as you’ll want to choose hardware and lighting that matches the faucet’s finish and style. Despite the many options to choose from, like size, finish and cost, choosing a faucet doesn’t have to be hard work. With a little faucet know-how, you’ll be on your way to choosing a faucet you’ll love for years to come.

Faucet Options

 Single-Hole Installation: Single hole faucets offer the minimalist style that many homeowners desire. They are an ideal fixture for smaller bathrooms and modern bathroom designs with console-style vanities and will leave you with the most counter space to work with.

 Three-Hole Installation: A faucet with separate handles for hot and cold water offers a luxury finish that exudes class and timeless design. With 4-inch center-set and widespread options, these faucets pair beautifully with long floating vanities and look elegant as a his and hers sink feature.

Wall-Mounted Installation: For those looking for the road less traveled, a wall-mounted sink sets the stage for originality. A wall-mounted sink adds a high-end finish to your bathroom but does require more significant plumbing work to be completed behind the drywall.

Faucet Finishes

 For those looking to add some shine to their bathroom style, polished chrome certainly fits the bill and works well in bathrooms with brighter wall colors and white or marble countertops. Not limited to only lighter and brighter bathroom styles, polished chrome also pairs well with the dark color palettes trending for 2019. Brushed nickel is a finish that works well in nearly all bathroom designs and is an ideal choice for maintaining a traditional style. It is one of the most versatile finishes and matches hardware and fixtures easily. Oil rubbed bronze works well with neutral and beige color palettes, darker wood finishes, and brown speckled granite counter tops. It can add a masculine element to bathroom design as well. Black matte finishes work well at both ends of the spectrum: from the classic, farmhouse style to industrial, exposed plumbing designs and ultra-modern styles. Think black, white and gray finishes. Glass shower enclosures and subway tile pair wonderfully with this bold fixture finish.

Bathroom faucet pro-tip: plumbing

 Current plumbing and bathroom vanity sizes are two of the major deciding factors that come into play when choosing your next bathroom faucet. Knowing what faucet size will best fit your sink, what plumbing is already in place and how many predrilled holes your sink mount has is an important part in calculating your budget and time frame for the project. Be sure to take vanity measurements and check your sink’s installation set up as you begin your faucet research.

Sometimes the best way to discover your faucet style is by admiring your friend’s newly remodeled bathroom. Now that you’re on the search for a new bathroom faucet, keep an eye out for the style and finish you’re drawn to and take note as you’re browsing catalogs and making lists. Soon enough, it will be your friends and neighbors admiring your new bathroom design and looking to make updates of their own.

Product Spotlight:

Single Handle Lavatory Faucet

Featuring clean lines and superb craftsmanship, the Motegi Collection is a minimalist’s dream designed with sleek, luxurious lines and quality craftsmanship to inspire architectural masterpieces. The simple flowing design makes cleaning these faucets effortless, and the dramatic geometry of the Motegi Collection brings sophistication and sculptural art to any room.

  • Single Handle Lavatory Faucet
  • Metal Lever Handle
  • Bent Nose Spout
  • 5-5/8″ Reach, 1-3/4″ from Deck to Aerator
  • Ceramic Disc Cartridge with Temperature Limit Stop
  • 1-Hole Installation
  • Brass Pop-Up Drain Assembly
  • Easy-Install 18″ Flex Supply Lines With 3/8″ Connections
  • With 1.2 GPM Flow Rate