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Contemporary Bathrooms – The Importance Of Faucet Choice

So you have finally got round to updating your bathroom.  After years of getting the rest of the rooms in the house just how you want them, it is time to install a new bathroom suite and get busy doing the tiling.  There are now many different options available to consumers as they look to create their contemporary bathrooms, with a huge scope to be creative.  However, before you get started, you should take some time to consider which faucets – or taps depending which country you live in – to go for.  Whilst this may seem like a small detail in the grand scheme of updating your bathroom, it can have a huge impact on the overall appearance.

Considering your decor

Whilst we are discussing contemporary bathrooms, that doesn’t mean we are only considering those with a modern look.  Contemporary bathrooms do also encompass those that have a more traditional look to them.  Whether you are going for a modern or classic vibe will greatly influence the choices that you make, from the bathroom suite through to the colour scheme and style of tiles.  You should also carry this approach through into your faucet selection.

Getting the right shape

In the event that you are aiming for a modern bathroom then you really have the choice of either flowing and curved faucets, or ones with straight lines and sharp edges.  Neither option will look out of place.  However, a traditional look is better complimented by a rounded faucet design.  It is also worth considering how the faucet is operated.  Conventional twist operated systems are more suited to traditional bathrooms, with lift levers being more modern.

Mixer or separate

Whilst mixer faucets have been around for well over a hundred years, they are still to some extent regarded as being quite modern.  That said, it is possible to source both mixer and separate faucets that provide a classical look or modern appearance dependant on your preference.  Remember to check your bathroom suite to see if it has pre-drilled faucet holes, which could limit your choice.

Choosing colour

The final factor to consider in your choice of faucet is the colour.  You won’t be surprised to learn that silver is by far and away the most popular choice, probably because it delivers such a striking appearance.  However, gold/ brass alternatives do sell reasonably well, although they are best utilised in traditional designs, with silver being more common in modern contemporary bathrooms.  If you are looking for an ultra modern design then you might even want to consider graphite models.

For further information on contemporary bathroom design ideas visit www.splashbathrooms.co.uk

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