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Tips and Tricks on How to Choose the Best Bathroom Sink Faucet

We think home design is all about the details. The accents you select for your home speak volumes about your taste as a homeowner!

Unfortunately, making detailed decisions can be particularly stressful. You just want the projects to be over and done with! We understand. We’ve been there.

When it comes to bathroom sink faucets, there are so many options to choose from—so many different types of styles, materials, colors, and finishes. But don’t drown in the details and make a hasty decision. Embrace the details. Have fun with them.

If your bathroom is an outfit, then your bathroom sink faucet is the wristwatch—the perfect piece should be both aesthetically pleasing and efficient, pulling the entire space together.

The best bathroom sink faucet is the one you take your time deciding on.

Follow this guide to make the process just a bit simpler!

Single-Hole and Three-Hole Faucets

The first decision you’ll need to make is whether you’d like it to be a single-hole or a three-hole faucet. 

If you are doing a complete renovation of your bathroom (including the countertops and sink basin), you can decide which you prefer depending on your needs and aesthetic sensibilities. But, if you are merely replacing fixtures, for example, you’ll be going with your existing configuration.

Single-hole faucets are traditionally easier to clean since there is less surface area, while three-hole faucets are a bit trickier to get the grime and gunk out of. 

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Consider how much space you have to work with here, as well, since smaller spaces will be more conducive to single-hole faucets. If you have some more room to work with, then a three-hole style might just be your best bet. 

There are plenty of fantastic options for each type, so once you make this decision, you’ll free yourself up to select finishes, designs, and materials for the type of faucet that’s perfect for you.

Configuration for the Best Bathroom Sink Faucet

Here are a few configurations to consider for your bathroom sink faucet project:

  • Centerset
    • As the name implies, this is a single-unit faucet set on the center of the sink basin. It has a single spout with two handles. 
  • Widespread
    • This is the most common configuration for bathroom sink faucets, with the spout and handles being three separate components. 
  • Wall-Mounted
    • Again, the name itself does some of the work here. The fixtures are mounted to the wall instead of the basin. This is a rather unique configuration and may hit your budget a little harder than the other options.
  • Vessel
    • Vessel faucets are taller faucets used typically when there are separate basins (in a double-vanity, for example), and the faucet reaches over the lip of the basin.
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Modern, Traditional, or Somewhere in Between

Two umbrellas of design exist: traditional and modern. There are many sub-categories, of course, but you’ll want to start with the two biggies. 

You’ll have to make the decision as to whether you want your space to feel modern, traditional, or maybe a combination of the two. Doing the latter can definitely be more of a challenge, so consulting with a professional designer could be a good route if your budget allows.

Modern bathroom sink faucets will have sleeker lines and incorporate more monochromatic color schemes, whereas traditional faucets will typically be more ornate, dimensional, and maybe even multi-colored. 

The finishes you select will impact your desired design effect, as well. Brushed metals, for example, denote a more traditional style, while something like a black matte finish is considered more modern, in general. 

But don’t just take our word for it! Tap in to your creativity and imagination! Putting your own unique stamp on your home is one of the great pleasures of home ownership and renovation. 

Calculating the Cost

There is a very handy tool you can use to figure out the cost of your sink/faucet renovation depending on your zip code, as well as other parameters.

We hope this guide serves you well on your renovation journey!