From Finishes to Features: Fresh Bathroom Ideas for Faucets and Sinks

From Finishes to Features: Fresh Bathroom Ideas for Faucets and Sinks

Most of us spend more time in front of the sinks in our bathroom than just about any place in the house. With so much time expended, it is important for homeowners to make sure the environment they create is both beautiful and practical. If you are looking for a simple yet very effective home improvement project, look no further than the sinks in your bathroom. Updating your bathroom with creative new ideas and modern fixtures is one of the best ways to upgrade and beautify your home.

One of the best ways to update the look of any bathroom is to replace the faucets, but the type of faucet you choose matters a great deal. For many years silver faucets are the standard, and sometimes the only, choice, but things have changed. These days you can find beautiful gold-plated faucets that provide a touch of elegance in even the most modest home. You can also find stylish bathroom fixtures in brass and copper for the look, feel and charm of days gone by.

The Right Faucet for Your Bathroom

No matter what type of finish you choose for your new bathroom faucets, it is important to make sure they will fit your existing vanity. The 4-inch center set faucet is one of the most popular designs, but you will need to determine your needs before you go shopping.

Fortunately, shopping for new bathroom faucets is not as difficult or complicated as it once was. You can do a lot of the legwork online, picking out your favorite designs, choosing the right finish and even selecting the exact model you want. Once you know what you want, you can either order online or head to the local home improvement center.

Natural Designs for the Modern Home

In the past couple of years, one of the most intriguing trends in bathroom design has been the trend toward a more natural look. These days you can find bathroom faucets designed to look like tree branches, bird beaks and natural wood.

These natural designs can be a great choice for that cabin in the woods, but they can look just as at home in an upscale home. If you are looking for a unique way to update your bathroom and make it look its best, these natural designs are the perfect choice.

Improve the Value of Your Home

One of the great things about renovating your bathroom is that it serves a number of important purposes. Updating and modernizing your bathroom will make it more stylish and livable for your family, but those home improvements can also raise the resale value of the property.

If you are renovating the bathroom and replacing the fixtures in anticipation of an upcoming sale, it is a good idea to look around and see what is currently in style. Attending a few open houses and touring a few showcase homes can give you a feel for what modern home buyers are looking for, and that will make updating your bathroom and increasing the value of your house a lot easier.

Karen McMillon is DIY enthusiast and has completed several property makeovers. She enjoys sharing her ideas and insights with an online audience and is a regular writer for a number of home and lifestyle magazines.

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  1. I love the darker finish on a faucet! We are about to get started renovating our bathroom, thanks for the tips! Gave me a couple of things to consider. 🙂

    • OMG please share the photos with me! I would love to redo a bathroom … an anything really lol … but we live in a rental so there is only so much that we can do to our home. I've seen some absolutely gorgeous bathrooms on Houzz – you should check them out too for some ideas!

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