What To Consider When Selecting The Finish Of Your Bathroom Faucet


Updating a bathroom is an exciting prospect because you can create the exact look you desire. However, as anyone who has remodeled part of a home would tell you, renovations involve a lot of decisions — including your choice of bathroom faucet finish — and making those choices can be daunting. While at first glance bathroom faucets may seem like a small detail, your specific sink and shower faucets play an important role in finishing the look of your bathroom. Instead of leaving this decision to someone else, think carefully about the shower faucet or the bathtub faucet that goes in your new space.

In a market with countless faucet finishes available, how do you know which to pick? From brushed chrome to polished chrome, stainless steel to bronze, which is the right look for you? What should you keep in mind when selecting bathroom faucets? To help answer these questions, consider the following:

  1. Visit a Showroom. Unless you’re already certain which faucet finish you like best, take the time to explore possibilities. Visit a showroom like our location in North Hollywood to view all the different finishes on display and see if something jumps out at you. Research online and browse magazine images. Exploring the wide range of finishes could help narrow your choices.
  2. Talk with a Designer. A professional designer can do wonders for helping you eliminate finishes that won’t look right in your home. Meet with someone to discuss your overall bathroom project and explore the perfect finishes to coordinate. Backed by some expert support, the decision may become much simpler.
  3. Consider Overall Design. Is your new bathroom going to have a rustic look, a sleek and modern style, or something more traditional? Whatever the answer, look for ways to use the finish to make the same statement. Whether it’s polished brass to create a vintage, classic style or oil-rubbed bronze for a Mediterranean look, your choice of faucet can highlight or detract from your design choices.
  4. Coordinate Finishes. Your bathroom will have a variety of faucets, from the ones at the sink to the one in the bathtub to the one on your showerhead. Choosing black, white, ceramic or steel is your choice — but make sure those choices coordinate among one another, as well as among other surfaces in your bathroom — like towel rods or light fixtures.
  5. Think about Upkeep. When it comes to upkeep, not all finishes are created equal. Some matte finishes are better at hiding water spots and smudges, which is ideal when you have a household of little fingers that want to grab at the waterspouts, for example. Other, shinier options may look lovely but require constant cleaning to look good. Know what will work best for you.

Like most decorating and remodeling decisions, the finishes for your sink faucet, bathtub faucet and so on will largely be a matter of personal preference. However, when you’re stumped in the decision-making process and feeling unsure of what to do, consider the five tips above.

Are you interested in remodeling a bathroom in the Los Angeles area? Let the experts at Modern Bathroom make the process a smooth and enjoyable one.

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