Bathroom Sink Faucets

Get info on bathroom sink faucets, and choose the style and design that will work best for the bath space in your home.
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Changing room bathroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2012 located in Midway, Utah

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're installing a brand-new bathroom or redesigning an existing one, you'll want to explore the wide range of bathroom faucets available. These fixtures are so common in our lives that they can become a design afterthought—but it's precisely because of their constant use that it's important to give them plenty of consideration.

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A high-contrast, sparkling-clean look is achieved in this design by Gail Drury.

From: Drury Design

The glass shower doors in this contemporary bathroom expose the marble walls, giving the room a light, airy look. Designed by Jeanette Cataldo

From: Jeanette Cataldo

Stained concrete floors add warmth to the cooler elements, like the pale wood cabinetry and gray-toned stone. Floating the cabinets on the wall makes the room feel more spacious and adds to the overall contemporary aesthetic. Designed by Alan Hilsabeck Jr.

From: Alan Hilsabeck, Jr.

This stylish makeover took a weekend and less than $100, says RMSer Jenlynn.

This stylish modern-farmhouse bath serves the kids in the family. A trough sink with double faucets saves space. Posted by RMSer dwanderson

RMSer dreamyspaces says that a dark wall color works best when you pair it with bright white baseboard and crown molding.

This beautiful look was created with cool colors, marble tile and a change of layout. The bathroom was originally mismatched yellow and dark orange, and the door couldn't be fully opened because a tub was in the way. Posted by RMSer KimberFL2

Touches of sunny yellow provide the perfect contrast to this elegant black and white bath, posted by RMSer KT Designs.

It's all about simplicity of design and natural light in this design by Velvet Hammerschmidt. Black-painted tile, a freestanding tub and, elsewhere, green onyx countertop and vessel sinks, complete the space.

First and foremost, when it comes to faucets, quality really counts. Solid brass construction, as opposed to plated metal or plastic, will significantly increase the life span and overall durability of a faucet. Just remember, sticker shock for high-quality faucets isn't uncommon, but sticker shock for plumbers is pretty much universal.

There are four standard configurations for bathroom sink faucets: 8-inch (widespread), 4-inch, single-hole and wall-mount. Except for wall-mount faucets, all of these can be mounted on the sink deck. Measuring the span between the centers of the two outermost faucet holes in your sink will determine which type of faucet it can accommodate. If you have a vessel or undermounted sink, a wall faucet is an option.

If you're starting from scratch, you'll likely want your faucet to match the overall style of the bathroom—whether it's traditional, vintage, rustic or modern. If you're just updating the look, keep in mind that faucets should usually match other hardware in the bathroom, such as towel racks and toilet paper holders.

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