Types of Bathroom Faucets

Looking for a faucet to match your bathroom sink? Well, look no further!

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The Hausera Editorial Team

If you’re redesigning your bathroom, you can’t forget about your faucets. They can make or break your entire aesthetic. Before you make a purchase, here are a few things you should know about choosing faucets for your dream home: 

What Are The Various Types Of Bathroom Faucets?

Centerset

Centerset faucets are typically seen on smaller sinks because they preserve space. They’re installed in the middle of the sink, above the basin, and are all-in-one. This means the hot and cold handles are attached to the base where the faucet sits.

Single Handle

Single handle faucets only need about two or three inches of space, which means they’re another excellent choice for smaller bathrooms. The hot and cold nozzles are combined into one and situated on top of the nozzle. In order to turn on the faucet, all you have to do is pull the handle up. Then you can adjust the temperature by moving the handle left and right.  


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Widespread

Widespread faucets are some of the most popular faucets today because they work well in both upscale and traditional homes. Its nozzle is centered with the two temperature valves on separate handles, apart from the nozzle itself. This faucet is perfect for balancing a large sink and can even work as a statement piece.

Bridge

Bridge faucets have an industrial look, which is why they’re most popular in workspaces. They have two valves that are grounded in the hot and cold water lines and another piece of metal that connects them. The nozzle comes out of the connecting piece, making it look like a bridge.


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Wall Mount

Wall mounted faucets are a good choice for anyone interested in a more retro look. These faucets are installed above the sink instead of inside the vanity or countertop, which means they also work well if you’re short on space.

Sprinkle

Sprinkle faucets have a rectangular shape instead of a cylindrical one. This creates a natural, smooth flow of water in order to create the illusion it’s coming from a stream. These faucets are commonly found in high-end, luxury homes, but they work well with any style.

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What Are The Various Types Of Finishes For Bathroom Faucets?

Certain faucets will work better with certain home design styles, which is why you should be careful about the color and finish you choose. There are a variety of options, such as black, antique brass, polished brass, bronze, matte chrome, brushed chrome, polished chrome, copper, oil rubbed bronze, gold, iron, brushed nickel, pearl nickel, and stainless steel.

Polished chrome will give your room a simple elegance. Matte black is more contemporary. Oil rubbed bronze is easy to accessorize. Copper is a good statement metal, and so is gold. You have to decide what type of look you’re hoping to achieve and choose your finish accordingly.

If you want a more unique look, you can select a faucet with a combination of finishes. This might also help you save money. For instance, you can update your brass fittings with a chrome and brass faucet. As long as it sticks to your home’s design style, it should make your bathroom feel complete.

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What Are The Various Control Options For A Bathroom Faucet?

Cross handle models come in an X-shaped design, which makes them easy to grip and turn. Knobs function like cross handles, but they have a different style. Lever handles, on the other hand, are straight, thick handles you can turn left and right. They’re available in many different decorative styles, which makes them an excellent choice for any type of bathroom. Joystick controls are similar to levers, except they have a different look and a different range of motion.

If you’re looking for a more modern set of controls without any knobs or handles, you have a few options. Push-button faucets don’t have any handles. They allow you to turn the water on with a simple push of a button. Touchless, motion-activated faucets don’t require any handles or knobs either. The water comes out as soon as you place your hands beneath the spout. Some motion-activated faucets even come with a manual override lever, which is helpful if you have children because you can control the temperature and flow of the water.

Touch-activated models are similar to touchless models because they don’t require any handles or knobs. However, these faucets are activated by tapping the top of the faucet. Meanwhile, a handle controls the water temperature. This is one of the best types of faucets for anyone with accessibility issues because it makes washing your hands simple and easy.

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Does Pricing Change By The Type Of Bathroom Faucet?

Generally speaking, the type of bathroom faucet you choose doesn’t impact the pricing. Most faucets range from $25 and $250, depending on the brand. On top of the price, paying for a professional to install that faucet will typically cost you between $240 and $550. However, if there are any pre-existing damages, then the cost will run higher.

Of course, if you have the time and tools necessary to remove your old faucet and install a new one, you might be able to save money by doing the job on your own. All you have to do is turn off your water valve, remove the old faucet and supply lines, place the new faucet in the mounting holes, tighten the mounting nuts, and reconnect the supply lines. Then you can admire the results!   


If you’re interested in updating your bathroom with new faucets, make sure you select the type, finish, and control options that work best for your design style – and your family.