While some might be overwhelmed just by the idea of a bathroom remodel, others, like myself, see the countless possibilities that lie ahead. It’s an opportunity to obtain your creative juices flowing and trust me, when it starts it, will not stop.
Choosing the right faucet design is just one part of the many decisions that you will have to make. So, if you’re already rolling your eyes, this is for you. Below are 3 steps to selecting the best faucet design. This will hopefully make your job a bit much easier and give you the inspiration had to start that bathroom redesign you’ve been passing away to get done.
2016: Faucet Trend for Your Bathroom
Regardless of the faucet design you eventually pick, opt for quality and integrity of the faucet’s parts. You want something that’s durable, however also within your cost variety. With that stated, think about the following design aspects when picking the ideal faucet design for your remodeling project.
Design & Style
When planning to copy an Old World or Tuscan style design, Barbara Kaplan, indoor designer and principal of Design Dimensions in Phoenix suggested selecting oil rubbed finishes. In her interview with HGTV, Kaplan states that since the finish offers a brownish, burnt tone, it stands apart incredibly in a cabin or home setting.
In the above picture, oil rubbed fixtures are paired with a white marble counter top, marble backsplash, neutral paint and a gold framed mirror to create a warm and welcoming area.
Let’s say you desire a Scandinavian design bathroom, then you most likely want to opt for chrome components. On the other hand, nickel hardware enables a more classy design. This kind of fixture is best utilized in a visitor bathroom or powder room, where you get to be more creative because of the smaller size.
Combining Versus Mix & Match Faucets
Picking the ideal faucet design can be tricky if you have no idea what you’re searching for in particular. Aim to picture the shape of your sink, the edge of the counter top, the mirror straight above it (if installing in bathroom) as well as think about the style of your door and lighting components. You might believe, it’s a bit odd to think about all those aspects simply to pick a faucet, but trust me, it’s all worth it in the end. Selecting a component that mixes smooth with the rest of the space goes a long way.
“Designers shoot for uniformity of surface,” says Peter LaBau, an architect in Charlottesville, VA
. The American colonial bathroom pairs oil rubbed bronze components with a silver mirror frame, orange accents, a tile countertop and a decorative tile backsplash. The various colors within the area blend wonderfully with the neutral walls and create a welcoming room.
If you decide to mix and match, just make sure that the products combine well and still attain a purposeful design. Try not to have just one element various and have it stand out like an eye soar.
Here is where you get to be really selective and select surfaces that attract your individual taste. Factor in things like whether you choose a smooth versus glossy faucet design. If so, go towards chrome surfaces. If you’re more concerned about including texture to your design, incorporate an oil rubbed surface. If you’re like me and hate needing to constantly wipe off water areas from your fixtures, then you might wish to go with a matte surface.
In the mid-century modern-day bathroom above, chrome fixtures pair eloquently with gray countertops, orange accents, a white sink and gray walls. The owner included an individual touch with the checkered soap dispenser that adds character to the space.
More recent innovation has actually permitted bonding a surface to a conventional brass faucet. By doing so, the faucet can resist tarnish, scratches and corrosion; this is referred to as PVD, physical vapor deposition. PVD permits the faucet to last longer and look brand new for many years. When searching for your components, ask an expert to obtain more details and to get their suggestion on the very best surface for your design.
Despite the faucet design you eventually select, choose quality and honesty of the faucet’s parts. Get fixtures that are durable to stand up to years of use but can still fit within your price range.