How to Pick Bathroom Faucets
Your bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your home. Is your’s more of an eyesore than a relaxing retreat? If so, you might be surprised at the big impact a few simple cosmetic upgrades can have—particularly, your bathroom vanity faucet. But there are a ton of different types of bathroom faucets out there to choose from; which is right for your bathroom’s aesthetic? Read on for our top bathroom faucet ideas to help you give your bathroom just the facelift it needs.
Stick to a Theme
One of the best pieces of advice to consider when making aesthetic changes to your home is this: Stick to a theme, or at least a similar style. An ultra-modern faucet would likely look out of place in a rustic-styled bathroom (and vice versa). For that reason, choose a faucet style that’ll match the rest of your bathroom. Chrome and nickel tend to look more modern while brass and gold often lend themselves best to antique or rustic styles. A word of advice when choosing faucet finishes: Polished faucets are elegant, but require more upkeep, while brushed finishes are great at hiding water spots.
Try Something New
There’s a whole wide world of different types of bathroom faucets out there to choose from—why play it safe? Refresh your bathroom with a new and exciting faucet you’ll love using every day. Waterfall faucets can add a simple luxury to your everyday morning routine, and motion-activated faucets can help save your precious time in the morning when you’re running late for work.
How to Replace Your Bathroom Faucets
Once you’ve chosen your dream faucet, it’s time for the messy work! Replacing a faucet can be tricky and will vary from sink to sink, but if you think you can handle the challenge, here are the general steps to follow:
- Turn off the water supply. Before you whip out the toolbox, you need to shut off the water supply to your sink. The valve is typically located underneath the sink. Once you’ve shut it off, open the faucet to let any remaining water drain out of the pipes.
- Grab a bucket and your gloves. Shut off or not, there’s bound to be some trapped water and other nasty gunk in your sink. Wearing gloves and placing a bucket beneath your sink (under the P-trap) will help you contain the mess.
- Remove the faucet and clean around the old sealants. Once you’ve removed the P-trap, you can disconnect the old faucet. Make sure you clean around the old drain and faucet holes before you install your new faucet; this ensures a tight seal.
The Average Cost to Replace Bathroom Faucets
If you’re not up to installing your own sink, don’t stress it! You’re busy and a sink is a bigger project to tackle alone than a lot of homeowners initially realize. The average cost to replace a bathroom faucet can range anywhere from $150 to $350, and that number can vary depending on who you partner with and how complex your new faucet’s plumbing is.
Call a Pro
Overwhelmed by the many different types of bathroom faucets you have to choose from? BathWraps is here to help. We specialize in bathroom remodeling services and are always available to answer any questions you may have.