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Five Helpful Faucet Selection Tips For A Bathroom Remodel

If you're having your bathroom remodeled, it's important not to underestimate the importance of your faucet selection. A bathroom sink faucet tends to be a focal point of the room. It's also one of the most important functional fixtures you're going to select. The following are five helpful tips to keep in mind to select the best faucet for your bathroom remodeling project:

Ceramic valves are ideal for avoiding a dripping faucet.

Of all the possible material selections for faucet valves, ceramic tends to be the one that is the least likely to develop leaks and drips over time.

Although ceramic is not more pricey than other valve materials, ceramic can reliably stand up to water flow and prevent cumbersome drips from increasing your water bill and leading to worsening plumbing issues. 

Faucets with one handle tend to be more convenient for those who use the bathroom.

Anyone who has ever used a sink with two handles- one for hot water and one for cold- knows that a single handle that connects to both hot and cold water tends to be more convenient.

It can be much more difficult to get a faucet to put out water at a comfortable temperature with two handles than with one. 

A single-hole faucet is ideal if your sink is not very large.

The design of a single-hole faucet combines the spout and the handles. If you're dealing with a small amount of space in your bathroom and your sink is not very large, a single-hole faucet will probably make the most efficient use of the space available. 

Some sink models include three holes. If you have a sink with three holes, you need to understand that you're not going to be able to opt for a faucet with only one handle. 

Wall mounted faucets are used for freestanding sink fixtures.

If you have a freestanding sink, you may want to choose a wall mounted faucet that will leave more room right above the sink bowl. Wall mounted faucets also tend to be ideal for vestibule sinks. 

The finish on the faucet shouldn't clash with the finish on other bathroom hardware.

Remember that your faucet isn't just a functional part of your sink and vanity ensemble. It's also an aesthetic feature that needs to fit in with other hardware and fixtures in your bathroom.

Make sure that the faucet you choose matches up well with any hardware located on towel bars, cabinets, vanities, and shower fixtures in your bathroom. Contact a bathroom plumber for more information and assistance.