27 October 2016

How to Choose the Right Bathroom Faucets

Bathroom Faucets Australia

In any bathroom interior design, the bathroom faucet is the crown gems.  Available in a wide selection of shapes, style and finishes, bathroom faucets present world of possibility. Add into the consideration for interactivity and water conservation. Bella Vista’s bathroom faucets offer homeowners convenience while in the bathroom.

Before choosing your bathroom faucets, there will be some considerations such as, whether you will be using an existing sink or getting a new one. Other considerations may also include the size of that bathroom, and your personal preferences.


Center-set Faucets –  A center-set faucet is made in order to have a 4” distance between the handles. In most cases, these kinds of faucets combine the handles and spout together on a single base unit. A center-set faucets works well in a small space bathroom.

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Widespread Faucets – A widespread faucet has a separate hot and cold water handles that are at least 6” apart in distance.  These bathroom faucets are the best choice when you have a quite big space of sink and countertop space to play with. It also means that you will need a 3 hole bathroom sink; one for the spout and 2 holes for the hot and cold handles.

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Wall Mounted Facuets – These units are attached to the wall behind the sink. They work perfectly for vessel sinks that sit on top of a vanity space. If you choose to install a vessel sink and a wall mounted bathroom faucet, make sure that the spout has height and depth in order for it to clear the sink basin and the spout is over the drain.

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Single Hole Faucets –  Single hole bathroom faucets are the units that combine both the handle and the spout. There are two options for this kind of faucet, the single-lever and two-handle one-hole units. The handles for the latter are usually attached to any side of the spout. As its name indicates, these faucets only needs one hole in the sink.

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Select a Sink and Faucet Together (If applicable) – Obviously, sinks and faucets work together, and if you’ve read all the information mentioned above, you’ll know that it is important for these two to be compatible. If you are only changing the faucet, your existing sink will be your basis on which type of bathroom faucet you’ll need to purchase. On the other hand, if you’re replacing the sink and the faucet, make sure that the two are compatible together.

Choose the Right Size: As mentioned above, center-set faucets are best for bathrooms with small space. On the other hand, if you have a bigger space for a bathroom sink, a widespread faucet may offer more convenience and style options.

Lifestyle Plays a Big Role in Your Choice: Before choosing your next bathroom faucets, it is important to think about you and your family’s lifestyle. Faucets that will be used by young kids should be easy to use and durable. Kids usually make a mess with the toothpaste, so it is important that you choose the best finished that is easy to clean.

Countertop Thickness –  Any bathroom faucet needs to fit through the thickness of the countertop. Which means, the area of the faucet that goes through the countertop is made to a definite length.

Selecting bathroom faucets don’t have to be as difficult as other people think. Depending on your needs, it could be very straightforward, such as purchasing a simple replacement for an existing bathroom faucet. For a wide range of bathroom faucets, visit Bella Vista website, the number one supplier of quality bathroom products in Australia.

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