Bathroom faucets aren’t overly complicated. They’re a simple tool that hasn’t changed much over the years, but when replacing an existing faucet, it’s important to know which model is best for your sink.
For starters, if you’re only replacing the bathroom faucet without changing your sink, you’ll need to get a faucet that is compatible with the number of holes in the sink. If you’re remodeling and replacing the sink and faucet, your field of choices is wide open. However, the same principle regarding faucet and sink-hole compatibility applies. Checkout our tips below for a better understanding of bathroom faucet models:
As one of the most common types of bath faucets, the centerset faucet is available in a wide selection of styles and finishes. Its design generally combines the handles and spout together on the base unit. This model works best in small bathrooms with small sinks and limited space.
A widespread faucet allows for more room between the faucet handles and spout than a centerset faucet, typically 6″ apart. This model is distinguished by having separate hot and cold water handles that are independent of the spout. The widespread faucet is great for larger sink basins and can be the perfect choice for the master bathroom.
Single Hole Faucets
A single hole bathroom faucet is one that combines both the spout and the faucet handle. There are both single-lever and two-handle one-hole faucets. The faucet handles on the latter model are usually attached on either side of the faucet’s spout. As its name implies, this type of bathroom faucet requires only one plumbing access hole in the sink. You can even install single hole faucets with a pullout spout feature similar to kitchen faucets to help increase the reach. With less hardware, this faucet brings a streamlined and clean look to the bathroom sink.
Yesterday, I happened to be searching on Google for current home design trends and came across a blog called NY Homes Decor. As I read several articles from the blog, I saw that our own chief cabinet officer, Evan Levey, was quoted with the #1 tip: invest in your home. I was tickled to death to read this because the article restated tips Evan offered in a YNN-Albany news segment about completing a successful kitchen renovation.
Visit NY Homes Decor 12 Tips and Trends for Home Renovations
If you have read our blog before, you have heard me mention plenty of design trends that will help increase the value of your home. And despite the current housing slump, the benchmark of kitchens equaling 10% of a home’s value still applies. Quality cabinetry, such as Wood-Mode or Brookhaven, comes with a lifetime warranty and will continue to show a pristine and beautiful look throughout the years. Compared to refacing or installing factory cabinets, it’s the only option that will have a return on your investment.
To learn more ideas for investing in your home, checkout Evan’s interview with YNN-Albany below!
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Save money and make a difference by taking part in these simple actions throughout the home:
- Make sure your water heater is set to 120 degrees. Some thermostats are preset to 140 degrees, which can cost you more money.
- Wash your clothes in cold water and use the short cycle.
- Move your refrigerator away from the stove, dishwasher, or heat vents. Make sure the door seals are airtight.
- Schedule an annual tune-up for your central air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace.
- Install water-saving shower heads that spray 2.2 to 2.5 gallons per minute, rather than 3.5 to 5.5 gpm.
- Convert your household light bulbs to LED.
- Purchase a filter for the kitchen faucet and cut back on water bottle usage.
- Match the water level and temperature settings on your washer to the size of your load. Don’t fill the machine for just a few items.
- Clean your dryer lint filter before you put in a new load.
- Use pots that fit the size of the burners on your stove. Use lids so you can cook at a lower temperature.
- Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
Bathroom design has been heading in a new direction this year. With more homeowners deciding to personalize the space, the bathroom is beginning to be decorated with the same care as other rooms in the home. I feel that people are thinking of the bathroom as more of a haven and not just a place to shower and shave. It’s the perfect space that allows homeowners take refuge, to relax and unwind. Now is the time to make the bathroom cozy and to move away from the standard bath, sink and toilet combo.
Enhance the Space
Bring your own personal style to the bathroom through colors, tiled floor patterns and decor accents. Don’t be afraid to show your personality because you’ll create a room that will make you happy and comfortable.
Today’s bathroom layout has shaken up designs of the past by creating individual zones. Anything and everything that needs to be done in the bathroom will have its own location. Homeowners are increasing their square footage to allow space dedicated to dressing and makeup areas. We’re also seeing an increase in the water closet which is a side room containing the toilet. Also, several clients are opting to install separate shower and bath areas instead of the combo.
Bathroom design continues to move in a more minimalist direction. It’s all about a clean look that is fresh and inspiring. Even features, such as sink faucets, are beginning to decrease in hardware with hidden and built-in handles.
The bathroom vanity is still the centerpiece within the room. Once you decide the look you want, your designer can help create a piece that will offer storage and one-of-a-kind beauty. The vanity is all about the details, so craft a piece that will bring the wow factor to your bathroom.
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If I asked any of my neighbors what they needed in their kitchen, their response would be, “more storage”. Cabinetry may be one option to help eliminate the clutter, but Wood-Mode also offers several wonderful drawer options that can add a little variety and incredible functionality. Whether you need tilt-out bins to store fruits and vegetables or slide-out interior drawers for easy reach, these drawer options are sure to enhance your kitchen experience.
Tilt-Down Sink Front
Spice Drawer Insert
Slide-Out Interior Drawers
Stainless Steel Bread Box
For more convenience options available from Wood-Mode, checkout our cabinetry features for the kitchen.