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How do I Choose the Best Bathroom Sink Faucet?

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When choosing the best bathroom sink faucet, don't go by looks alone, but rather consider the handle type, spout style and water flow. If you analyze all of the features of the bathroom sink faucets you're considering and take a few minutes to reflect on how these will meet your expectations, you can make a well-informed choice. If possible, examine the hands-on displays of faucets for bathroom sinks at a bath fitting showroom.

By operating display faucet handles in person, you can get an idea of how they fit in your hand and their ease of movement. Remember that while single handles are more minimalistic and modern in design, they don't offer as much control over the water as double handled faucets. A bathroom sink faucet with a handle on either side for hot and cold water will allow you to better control the temperature as well as the flow. Whether you decide on a single or double handled model, be sure to choose a sink faucet that won't spray your bathroom walls and mirrors every time it's turned on.

The spout style of a bathroom faucet should coordinate with the size and depth of your sink. If your bathroom is tiny and you want to save space around the sink area, consider a wall mounted faucet. You may also want to mount shelves next to the wall bathroom sink faucet, both to tie in with the look and to utilize the walls for extra bathroom storage space.

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If you have a modern style of bathroom, such as one with a glass vessel, or bowl-like, sink, you may want to consider a waterfall faucet. A waterfall faucet made to coordinate with a vessel sink has a metal cylinder as it's main part, with a glass section around the tap that allows the water to cascade downward. A waterfall bathroom sink faucet may have a square, round or other shape of glass piece around the tap, but the overall effect is very contemporary and geometrical.

Vintage or romantic style bathrooms often look best with a Victorian style faucet. A Victorian bathroom sink faucet has an old-fashioned, almost water pump-like, appearance. An elegantly curved goose neck bathroom faucet can be a good all-purpose, sophisticated choice that suits most styles of bathrooms from traditional to contemporary. You may want to get photographs of the faucets you're considering buying and take them into your bathroom to help you decide on the best one.

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