Designing your Bathroom: It all Starts with the Faucet
It all Starts with the Faucet
Designing your bathroom starts with choosing your faucet. The bathroom faucet is the focal and starting point for all selections of your plumbing package. After you choose the style and finish of the faucet, then the shower and tub selection is easy. As the bathroom and kitchen are the most widely used rooms in your home, bathroom plumbing is important to set the tone of the style and aesthetic.
How to Choose a Faucet For You
There are many options to consider when designing your bathroom and choosing your bathroom faucet. Do you want a faucet that blends into the interior or one that is the focal point of the bathroom design? There are five components that can be included in a faucet. These components dictate the aesthetic of your bathroom’s faucet.
Handles: mounted on the wall, on the bathroom fixture through a plate, or cohesive to the faucet itself
Mounts: screwed into either the wall or to a surface
Valves: the attachments within the handles or faucet pieces
Drains: oftentimes drains can be included in the faucet attachments and can be cohesive to the faucet head by functioning with a lift rod or knob
Plates: used to secure the faucet between the faucet and bathroom fixture
Wall-mounted faucets can be used for above-the-counter and freestanding basins. Wall-mounted faucets are the perfect option for basins that require a long spout for extended reach. This faucet design offers a clean and minimalistic look. A wall-mounted faucet becomes a part of the overall design element. This faucet works intricately with the backsplash and can become the focal point of the bathroom design. Wall-mounted faucets work as a sculpture element to the design and can be tied in through the use of backsplash tiles and overall design composition.
Deck-mounted faucets are the most common type of mounted faucets. Because of the popularity of deck mount faucets, there are a vast array of style options to choose from. Choose between a number of styles and finishes to match the aesthetic of your bathroom design.
If you find the perfect faucet, the finish can dictate the design of the rest of the bathroom design. Once you choose your faucet, you will be able to quickly select your tub and shower. Specialty Hardware + Plumbing offers a wide variety of faucets, while also offering a wide variety of finishes. COCOON offers many finishes for their products including the popular gunmetal black, raw copper, dark grey, brushed gold, brushed inox (stainless steel).
Traditional bathroom designs blend comfort and functionality. Warm, rich colors are used in traditional design and copper is often the selected finish for hardware. Traditional faucets can have a vintage look with state-of-the-art features. The traditional design is timeless and brings warmth into a space.
Modern faucet designs are sleek with flawless designs. Modern style faucets become the focal point in the bathroom and make the bath and shower selection a fast process. Modern faucets can instantly elevate your bathroom and make it feel like a whole new space.
Minimalistic faucets are a sleek and elegant addition to your bathroom. Minimalistic faucets allow for a clean space accented by simplistic beauty. This style of faucet can create a more modern feel in your bathroom while allowing the beauty of the fixtures to accentuate themselves.
Designing your bathroom starts with the faucet and Specialty Hardware + Plumbing is happy to help! Our John Pawson and Piet Boon collections by COCOON are a beautiful addition to your design vision. The COCOON products offer sleek, on-trend styles fit for your next project. Specialty Hardware + Plumbing can assist with pricing, design options, and finish match recommendations for the COCOON Bath Collection. For samples and more – stop by our showroom in the Los Angeles area or send us an email for more information. Shop now!