Dont Forget The Essentials

By: Carl Formby

Many people spend a long time choosing their bathtub and bathroom furniture, but then make the major mistake of not spending the same, or a similar, amount of time on choosing the right type of faucets. This can be a major mistake simply due to the fact that if you choose the wrong type it can really destroy the look of your bathroom. This article will take a look at some of the considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing faucets for various bathroom styles.

The first thing to look at is the overall decorative style of your bathroom in total, because it is here that you will get the first pointers as to what type of faucets you need to buy. You can split faucets into two general design styles, and they are the antique style and the contemporary style, though within each of these there are many different types of variations. However, if you take this as a starting point you'll be well on your way to finding the right type of faucet for your bathroom design and avoid buying something that really does look out of place.

If your bathroom is done in a traditional style, and particularly if it has a freestanding bathtub, especially a claw foot bathtub, you really need to make sure that the faucets you choose are antique in style in order to keep in with the vintage flavor of the overall decoration. There are special types of faucets made for clawfoot bathtubs, and these give you a wide range of options in various materials such as brass and copper. These two materials are some of the best for the antique style, since they really do hark back to a bygone era.

If your bathroom is done in a more modern style, which usually means you have put in a lot of fitted cupboards and possibly a corner bathtub, then you need to look at faucets that merit this kind of design. One of the best materials is chrome, because it is really does have a very modern flavor, and will really fit into any bathroom that is done in a modern design. Don't forget also that many types of faucets are now available in touchless models, which means that you do not need to even touch the tap and simply need to put the hand beneath the faucet in order to turn the water on. These are usually better for the modern look, since the antique style generally benefits from having faucets that have the old-fashioned heavy handles.

As you can see, when you choose your faucets it is no use choosing the first one you set your eyes on. Take time to think about the overall design style of your bathroom and you're sure to find a faucet which will suit.

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