Posted by: jeb1 | June 7, 2011

Your Bath: Faucet Finale From Houzz

Complement your Sink with Functional and Chic Hardware

So, you’ve outfitted your bathroom’s vanity with your dream sink. Next stop: hardware. In the sea of choices, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by this decision. Single-lever mixer or two-handle? Stainless steel or brushed nickel? Electronic or wall-mounted? What do any of those even mean? Don’t worry, there’s hope: Start by familiarizing yourself with the options while analyzing your sink and countertop situation. Survey your design scheme and think about what styles will enhance it. By taking it one step at a time, you’ll be well on the path to a vanity with all right components.
traditional powder room by Ward-Young Architects

Complement your décor. This bathroom’s organic undertones mix boldly with the rustic appearance of this wall-mounted faucet. Vessel sinks often require wall-mounted faucets; be sure to take into consideration the size of the faucet in relation to the sink and surrounding accessories when choosing this route. Everything should be in proportion.

by Ward-Young Architects

modern bathroom by John Maniscalco Architecture

Wall-mount the faucet into the mirror’s frame. If you’ve decided on a wall-mounted faucet, think about installing it into the base of the mirror’s frame. It pulls the look together and feels like one overall scheme. Make sure you take into account the length of the spout. In general, the reach needs to be longer than traditional faucets to hit a vessel sink.

by John Maniscalco Architecture

contemporary bathroom by Blue Lake Builders, LLC

Go short and sweet with just a spout. Get uber contemporary with a faucet featuring only the spout. Mount the lever beneath the mirror so it appears hidden.

by Blue Lake Builders, LLC

traditional bathroom by Webber + Studio, Architects

Choose a unique take on a traditional style. Three-hole faucets (those that feature individual controls for hot and cold water and require three holes for installation) are a common choice. Make yours distinct with a glamorous finish that resembles gold. Remember, quality faucets generally come with a higher price but they’ll last considerably longer and save you time on cleaning and polishing.

by Webber + Studio, Architects

mediterranean bathroom by Hann Builders

Check out brushed bronze. Brushed bronze finishes are chic and classic and bring a sophisticated allure to a bathroom. If you’re thinking brass, a high-gloss option is best: This type of brass is low-maintenance due to the way it’s processed. Also, research your options to find one that is scratch-resistant.

by Hann Builders

modern bathroom by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA

Get sleek with a single-level mixer faucet. Also known as monobloc faucets, these choices control the temperature with one knob and can be a great modern complement to an already contemporary bathroom. Try to find a faucet with ceramic discs and a wide operating angle for smooth and precise control.

by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA  

contemporary bathroom by Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Match the sink hardware to the tub hardware. When looking around a room, the eye tends to seek out similar themes to create an overall connection. Achieve cohesion in the bathroom by outfitting both the sink and tub with the same hardware.

by Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

modern bathroom by Celia James

Choose a fun style for a two-handle mixer faucet. Another traditional style, the two-handle mixer faucets feature separate handles for temperature control but require only a single hole in the sink’s rim for installation. Jazz yours up with a contemporary spout and interesting handles.

Note: if you’re about to replace an existing faucet, make sure you have your measurements correct. An easy solution is taking your old faucet with you to the store to compare sizes when shopping.


by Celia James

modern bathroom by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA

Install your wall-mounted faucet directly into the mirror. Streamline your look by extending your mirror down to your vanity and installing your faucets directly into the mirror. Like any wall-mount design, pipework must be concealed in the wall prior to finishing the wall and hanging the mirror to achieve this look.

by John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA

modern bathroom by NURIT GEFFEN-BATIM STUDIO

Consider a side installation. Who said the faucet must be centered behind the basin? Throw it off a bit by installing your faucet to the left or right of the sink and pair it with a rectangular basin to balance the asymmetry. This works especially well if your vanity is narrow; it will allow for a deeper sink.


eclectic bathroom by Linda Medina Interior Design

Get colorful! Update an antique faucet with a coat of paint. Distress the finished product a touch to maintain its vintage appeal.

by Linda Medina Interior Design

modern bathroom by CLAUDIA LUJAN 
Consider a silver backsplash behind the faucet. It will make the faucet seem to disappear, leaving the sink and vanity as the focal point.


Try a hands-free model. For quick and easy hand-washing, consider a contemporary hands-free design with a motion sensor. Don’t forsake safety for great design. Be sure your faucet contains built-in scald protection to avoid serious accidents.

by Chelsea Atelier Architect, PC

modern bathroom by Federalist Builders LLC

Complement the shape of your vanity. This extra long spout is a great contrast to this extra deep vanity.

Note: Ordering faucets sometimes results in a lead time before delivery, so make sure to schedule it into your overall planning.


by Federalist Builders LLC

traditional bathroom by Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

Consider a three-hole faucet design for free-standing sink. You may think it will take up too much space, but the scale of this design is actually complementary to the narrow sink basin. Pair it with an oval mirror and chic light fixture to top the off the look with a hint of elegance.

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