Bathroom fixtures come in a wide variety of shapes and finishes.
Choosing fixtures is adding the final touch to any bathroom remodel or overhaul. How do you choose the right ones for you? It’s all about deciding on what look is best and which features you need for the budget you have to spend. Today’s faucet’s don’t just emit water, they conserve water and can change the feel of the water itself. If you can dream it, there’s probably a fixture that can make that dream a reality.
Lake Michigan Mechanical recommends that our customers visit the Ferguson Showroom if they are planning a comprehensive remodel. The Ferguson Showroom has a very wide selection of quality brands and products. Their product consultants can help guide you to making the best selection for your sink or bathtub. For smaller projects, we will direct our customers to Delta and Kohler’s websites so they can choose something that appeals to them.
The most important aspect of choosing fixtures is to match them to your sink. This may sound simple, but there are many faucet types, including:
- Single-hole faucets
- Center-set faucets
- Widespread mounts
- Minispread mounts
- Wall-mount faucets
You will have to factor in the openings in the sink and match them to the faucet. The most common type of faucet is the center-set faucet. Keep that in mind if you are replacing a faucet on an existing sink. If you want a wall-mount faucet, you’re most likely going to have to replace the sink as well and adjust your plumbing.
Once you’ve chosen your faucet type, you should evaluate faucets to see if they match the style and size of your bathroom. There are always trends in faucets. You can decide whether you want to follow fashion or go for a more traditional faucet look in your bathroom.
There is also an entire spectrum of faucet finish types to choose from, so many that you might be overwhelmed by the possibilities. Do you know the difference between polished chrome, brushed chrome, brushed nickel, hammered nickel, and stainless steel? These are all possibilities today, and it’s the main reason we recommend our customers spend time looking at actual faucets, preferably in person in a showroom. Fortunately, today’s finishes are designed to be beautiful and to last as long as the faucets themselves.
Finally, there are additional features in faucets. All faucets manufactured after 1992 are designed to conserve water, but there are also low-flow faucets, laminar flow faucets for silkier water delivery, motion-activated faucets, and even sanitizing faucets. The sky is the limit in bathroom fixtures.
Take your time in choosing your bathroom fixtures. Bathroom remodels are major projects, and you want to be happy with your choices and make sure they work for your whole family both now and in the future. When you have made your faucet selection, Lake Michigan Mechanical can start work creating your new bathroom!