New fixtures for bathrooms, kitchens
A new faucet is an inexpensive way to enhance your kitchen and bathroom—and a good faucet decision is a good investment. Ted Harrison, director of marketing at a major fixtures manufacturing company, offers the following tips to help you select the faucet thatʼs right for you.
1. Style – From modern and contemporary to traditional and classic, the style of your faucet will add charm and panache to your room.
2. Finishes – Select from a range of fin- ishes, such as stainless, copper or black, to reflect your colour scheme and coordinate with appliances and accessories.
3. Space – Note the counter space available to determine if you can accommodate a two-handle faucet and baseplates or a single-handle faucet.
4. Filtration —Consider the convenience of a filtering faucet for clean, great-tasting water.
5. Functionality – Think about your faucet needs and functions. High-arc spouts are useful for filling tall containers, while pull-out faucets extend to provide versatility and convenience.
6. Warranty – Inquire about warranties and replacement parts. A reputable manufacturer will provide a lifetime warranty on faucets and parts.
7. Accents – Play with design possibilities. Mix and match complementary accent colours on handles and trims.
8. Accessories – Select matching accessories for added function and style. Match- ing side sprays and soap dispensers in the kitchen, and soap and toothbrush holders in the bathroom, are practical and create a unified look.
9. Quality – Donʼt sacrifice quality. Select a faucet from a reputable manufacturer within your budget and your investment will pay off in the long run.