I love polished nickel but read that keeping it nice is difficult in hard water areas. Maybe a little late to comment here. I like the look of cross handles, but find levers easier to use. So, you should go for the mid-arc faucet with height pegged around 4-8 inches. The next time I arrived, there was a totally different chandelier hanging in their dining room. Would love to hear Maria’s and others’ thoughts re double vs. single faucet handles. For example, one might be brown, because that was the tuscan trend, and then a few years later, it’s grey because now the grey trend is here. It’s the same with lighting. I haven't had any splashing issues with mine. Can’t wait to see all the bathrooms When we did our master bath, I chose the Canterbury (SLW 4512) faucet by Symmons, low profile, traditional in polished chrome. Plus, their water-efficient faucets mean less water is wasted without performance being compromised, and all their models are ADA Compliant – safe and comfortable for the use of those with a disability or with limited mobility. Thanks for your comment Mary! When filling a Roman shower, how long does the concrete take to cure? And the master last but right after so we had one bathroom to use. 4. We have three full baths and a powder. They may be cute but they’re not practical, and a bathroom is about luxury and pampering. The comment about having a "glam" space was interesting to me. Website crafted with ❤️ by – BRAND OVERTURE, Happy New Year We needed a plumber and electrician for all but one renovation because we moved plumbing and added more lighting. Upgrading your bathroom? In the powder room, where the sink is smaller, we have a low profile sink, which is nice as well because it seems the water does not splash as much. PS. I’m considering Kohler’s new Composed collection (with the levers). Are you getting the picture? . Water consumption is admittedly far from the best, at some 2.2gpm with a flow rate of 1.5gpm but there are other beneficial factors. depends on how you use it. And for some people function is first, I get it, nothing wrong with that. It’s frustrating to lean over a sink to wash your face and bump the faucet. There is a middle ground where you aren’t going super high (which I prefer) if you don’t want the high profile. I find this to be a more difficult thing to do at a 36" vanity height (because bathroom faucets are typically shorter, not like kitchen faucets with higher spouts), so getting your face under there is actually kind of awkward at a higher height!) With that in mind and the work involved in raising the vanity, these projects are out of my reach at the moment. Thanks for your comment, We all know flat shots make the ball less likely to enter the basket, as the area for entry is significantly reduced when the ball is being shot with a low arc. The low profile seems to be too hard to wash my face without splashing water all over. The first question I ask when making a decision about anything is ‘Will it be pretty?’. I chose an entirely different faucet for my powder room but that will be another post for another day. Two Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet Model: P299685LF-ECO-W DISCONTINUED PEERLESS Two Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet Model: P299685LF-ECO-W … Take a look at Rejuvenation’s Watermark Line. So the water hits the front side of the sink, which highlights that the sink is too small for that style of faucet. This is a comfort you won’t want to be without. Sometimes it’s all about the process; the results are worthwhile. So far (3 years) they are holding up just fine. I couldn’t make up my mind about low profile vs high profile or even chrome vs brass sooo I found a Delta faucet that is slightly arched and has a combo of both chrome and brass. I remember I liked it because it felt heavy in my hand. I’ve read that lever handles are easier for aging in place than cross style handles. High-quality materials chrome bathroom faucet The chrome bathroom faucet of WOWOW was produced of zinc alloy, and finished with hand polished and textured chrome. They’re also harder to clean underneath. Hi Maria, I am extremely pleased with the look and feel. Ha! To conclude; I haven’t had any problem with over-splash as all sinks are under-mounted and reasonably deep and did I mention that they are a breeze to keep clean? Our old bathroom faucets are all very low-arc.Thanks for any info! Love the chrome timeless . In my final home, I want a medium profile, one handle faucet that is timeless. As Terreeia likes to say “Every master was once a disaster”. High-quality ceramics valve,heat/cold and pressure resistance,anti-cracking,anti-leakage,anti-aging. Perhaps the quality is a valid argument, but I don’t think the Grohe look/design is worth the price. My husband’s a plumber! I do love my gooseneck faucet in the kitchen, I am just not sure if I want a low, mid or high arc one in my teens' bathroom. They both have pros and cons. I like that they come in different finishes too. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that my tile is mostly white with a hit of black which is in Terreeia’s bathroom only. Here’s how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit, See why this charming and practical sink style is at home in the kitchen and beyond, Learn the differences among 8 styles of bathroom sinks, and find the perfect one for your space, Faucets that turn on with a tap of the finger, forearm or hand are great for messy hands or full arms, Varying counter heights can make cooking, cleaning and eating easier — and enhance your kitchen's design, Don’t discount that expensive material yet. I am looking at Delta’s new Bowery in the powder room in polished nickel. 726 Cherry Street This too will be getting white carrara marble flooring and tub surround. Talking about the design, the faucet is beautiful in appearance and due to its dark dusty look, in those bathrooms whose interior is in light color combination, Delta Haywood faucet makes a beautiful mesmerizing combination of dark and light. Oh, and I liked that "save you some work" comment. I chose Mirabelle’s Boca Raton low profile sink faucet in chrome. As many of you know, I am renovating all three of my bathrooms this summer. This may sound silly, but I have a high-arc faucet in my guest powder room and the water always seems to splash on the counter top. I am really going to have a hard time explaining to my husband why we need to spend even that much on a faucet, LOL.I never thought about high arcs getting in the way when you lean over, nycbluedevil. The WEWE Faucet has a high-arc (15.7-inches tall) neck that swivels 360 degrees. Even though my husband and I are in our Fit Fifties I am starting to think of universal design so the lever on a one hole faucet comes into play. Play it safe and go low… low…low…, I was a bit curious about the fact that you would have a chrome faucet with golden hardware , light scones and mirror. cellBackground=false&link=Vintage&categoryId=cat1556041. With the spec sheet of the sink and faucet he drew up schematics to see where the water would hit the sink. CEO and Founder of Understanding Undertones. We also have pretty big sink basins so it looks nice. If you have a low profile or low arc faucet that you love, please post the link in the comments below! I got "medium arc" faucets in my master bath (wall mount in the hall bath, which I would equate to a medium arc). The bathroom faucet is a Moen, I think. That’s why it’s such a challenge to pick the “right” faucet. I show photos of some of the very first rooms I decorated. They’re both FREE! She loves black and white. I have never had a new bathroom in all my 50 years! Personally, I prefer a higher profile, makes it easier when washing my face! Next job replace the sink. The second style; was ‘Park Avenue’ whose spout lacks a curved contour which I chose namely for simplicity (went in a bathroom that my hubby most frequently uses) yet it appears very traditional perhaps because of its PN finish. Moen. http://www.moen.ca/boardwalk/chrome-two-handle-low-arc-bathroom-faucet/_/R-CA-CONSUMER%3AWS84820, And right now, I’m doing the bath in the lower level. This bath will have a more casual feel, but I’m a girl who likes continuity so I’ve opted for Moen Boardwalk again but this time the single handle. We put the Delta Trinsic widespread in chrome in our main family bath and I like it. x You say that you don’t like high profile because they don’t work with a small sink, and my answer to that is get a bigger sink. Thank you for the tutorial. When we eventually renovate my BR, I will most likely choose one of these 2 faucets: http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Forte-single-hole-bathroom-sink-faucet-with-sculpted-lever-handle/productDetail/sink-faucets/424186.htm?skuId=404932&brandId=1152510 or https://www.ferguson.com/product/delta-faucet-lahara-single-handle-lavatory-faucet-with-lever-handles-polished-chrome-d538mpudst/_/R-3986280?skuId=3986280. New one does not splash, and is low enough not to be a head-conking hazard. The vanity will be black with a carrara marble top. We didn't want to spend a lot for our guest bath, and it was recommended by the saleswoman at a high-end hardware showroom. I only have one bathroom so I wanted high profile for the added versatility. As well, we discuss whether they want an undermount sink, or a bowl sink that sits atop the vanity (which means I would then make the vanity much lower, say at 31 or 32", and add the bowl sink above) Bring a tape measure with you wherever you go, (friends homes, your home, hotels, etc) and start measuring, see what "feels" right to you, because there truly is NOT one right answer for this one! Home is where the heart is. Oh. Delta Haywood is a 2-handle oil rubbed bronze bathroom faucet for the bathroom basin. Yes we will be showering at my moms! The main difference between widespread vs Centerset faucets is that in widespread handles and spout are not connected whereas in Centerset all parts are connected. In the main hall bath I’m going with the same faucet also in chrome using the high profile to change up a bit. The 1.2 GPM flow rate helps conserve They will make this post a really great resource for my readers who love to research thoroughly before making a decision. The unique spout delivers a smooth ribbon of cascading water, controlled by an easily adjustable 1-handle lever that was designed to adapt to your needs. : I am not a spokes person for them BUT if they should happen to read this comment; I will be shortly in the market for a new kitchen faucet. My powder room is right beside my laundry room so I want it to be a place where I can cut flowers and fill vases from the garden. For a tap, ensure it can swing.What model did you have in mind? I think I only say one or two low-arc in stock (in the nickel finish I wanted, anyway).I guess that is the most popular style right now. When I started shopping for faucets in ernest, I was once again dismayed the number of ugly faucets out there. Plus, I have a 6′ double vanity, and needed faucets that would stand out. I have a Pfister Pasedena and a Grohe Arden. @Keira – ditto. Lesson learned. I have also seen many high profile faucets combined with sinks that are too small. Mostly I want the faucet to extend far enough into the sink so that I can wash my face by just using my hands/soap/water and not have water end up splashed all over the counters. It does not hit the front of the sink at all but we now find the sink is not deep enough for the force of water. This recent reno is no different. On the other hand, choosing a low arc with Looking forward to the reveal of your finished projects as I am sure they will be beautiful. But then again, I have some family members with arthritis and some who are getting up there in age, starting to have mobility issues, and have worked with a gal who was in a car accident and became paraplegic, so my viewpoint is probably a little more practical (most renos should have more of a universal and/or adaptive design) and maybe a bit less “just pretty” aesthetic. Here is a link that might be useful: Windemere models. If you wash large pans or oversized dishes in your sink, a high-arc faucet is more suitable to your needs. I try not to go for high arc faucets in a bathroom. Am wondering why double are so popular. Could you please provide the source of your faucet? Widespread bathroom faucets work with three-hole basins. We had one in a hotel bathroom...I bent over to wash my face and my forehead clanked into the top of the faucet. : Love too that they allow for more counter-space. I prefer the efficiency of those. We did our guest bathroom a couple of years later & installed a low profile 8″ spread Kohler faucet. I was actually told that in order to put stone on the wall I would have to install backer board rather than sheet rock, as the sheet rock would not hold the weight of the stone. If you hold your hands lower than the sink rim, you shouldn't have a splashing issue. As far as having 2 colors in the room, it would really be two tones of white, nothing as obvious as my inspiration picture. Happy Summer ! The tile and plumbing fixtures have all been ordered. You can’t beat Riobel’s quality either. Cleaning is easier with a single lever, curved line rather than squared, and the least amount of grooves possible. Nice choice ! Our gc stated it was appropriate, in chrome, for our bath (our white with touch of black vintage inspired bath). I must say that I absolutely love the Kohler Margaux you listed (contemporary & traditional at the same time) and am tempted to switch out my PR & Hall bath for these but at this point in the build I would have to change the tub fixtures, towel racks etc. Lol! I know you can mix metals in a bathroom, but imo you should stick to all chrome. We got a Delta Windemere, although a centerset model, which is a medium arc. Best high quality free standing tub? But, yes, I do like that and want to stick with it. They have three separate pieces, two handles and a spout, and the spacing between the handles ranges from 6 to 16 inches. It has a vintage look to it. So one of the lessons I learned was ‘How to source lighting’. I personally like high profile faucets, but agree that you need a big enough sink. Why!?! We have no splashing. It doesn't splash. I like the Kohler Margeaux and the Kohler Pinstripe that you posted too. Plumber who installed the tap set said the sink was lightweight and a builder’s standard. Any rules/tips for that. My husband liked it because the spout swivels. Hope it all turns out well…I know it will so excited for you two. Also, we are short people :-) 5'3" so the vanity is a good height for us. The master (which I’m calling ‘my’ bathroom, the main bathroom (Terreeia’s) and the powder room. We purchased Rohl Country Collection for the hall and master bathrooms and while we liked them a lot in hindsight we wished we had put the Newport Brass in all three. Okay so here are some of the low profile (or low arc) faucets I considered: I loved the cross handles and low profile this one (above) but was told that the parts came from China and were not the best quality. I've never had handles like that, and it was only 120 for the centerset. I like the Kohler Pinstripe without the pinstripe detail too. I know I sound cheap (but I really am on a tight budget), so I am trying to stay under $150 if possible. P.S. It’s frustrating to lean over a sink to wash your face and bump the faucet. When we renovated our master bath 10 years ago, we installed a high profile bridge faucet. (It is an undermount sink and the hole seems to be set back a bit, so perhaps the faucet doesn't reach far enough into the sink?) I also really like this Kohler faucet (above) but I already installed it in a client’s home last year (that reveal still to come) and thought I should be a little more original than just choosing the exact same faucet for my bathrooms. This is a comfort you won’t want to be without. I loved the Kohler you picked, but am on very tight budget. Shallow sinks and low profile faucets aren’t any better because there is barely any space to wash your hands. Terreeia’s bathroom will be all polished nickel. I would love to upgrade all of the bathroom faucets in our now home as they seem to be only builder grade. No problems at all in more than ten years. The spout hangs 8.5 inches above and reaches 8.5 inches across the top of … I would love to raise the height of the vanity and put stone on the wall. The reason why there is so much ugly lighting installed in homes today, is because there are so many bad light fixtures available on the market. In widespread, you can adjust the gap between handles so you can decide the size of the faucet but generally in the widespread faucet gap is 8-inch between the handles. My 50 Gifts for turning 50 giveaway continues, go here to enter. I have a housekeeper so I don’t need to worry about cleaning and well, as a designer, I’m willing to give up complete ease of use for pretty. Is it the traditional vs. modern look? Apr 27, 2012 - Commercial kitchen, bathroom and laboratory faucets made in the USA. So after reading your post I went looking for a low profile traditional (ish) faucet that only needs one hole. You get trouble free fixtures that are worth every penny and will last for decades. Maria. But your post is helpful to me because I still want my choices to be Timeless. I do love my gooseneck faucet in the kitchen, I am just not sure if I want a low, mid or high arc one in my teens' bathroom. Just wanted to say that when I remodeled my bathroom I had the sink already picked and went to a specialty plumming/bathroom store. Perfect selection with Kohler Pinstripe! This way I was able to pick a combination that works well. They are so beautiful that you can ignore everything else when you see a Grohe faucet. My only reason for thinking about the chair rail was to have a line of demarcation between the 2 different whites. While some faucets--such as bathroom-sink faucets--have separate hot and cold taps, many kitchen faucets have only a single handle. 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