7 Faucet Styles that Put Some Sizzle in Your Sink
Which of the thousands of faucet styles will add just that right touch of . . .
. . . to your bathroom or kitchen?
Considering the typical faucet lasts 15 to 20 years (according to our friends at the National Association of Home Builders), you will be living with the choice you are considering today for a while. Make it a good one!
Any plumber San Diego homeowners trust should be able to rattle off at least several dozen styles at the drop of a wrench. We have seen waterfall, wide edge, lever handle . . . everything from simple to jewel encrusted to downright weird. Consider getting a professional opinion when matching faucet styles to home décor. These tips will get you started.
A popular San Diego home style, owners of Craftsman homes enjoy being surrounded by natural materials like distinctive wood, stone and brick. These homes value spaciousness and often have open floor plans, large windows and exposed beams.
Craftsman homes are a perfect match for faucets with unique, old-school touches. Warm, aged finishes like satin nickel or oil-rubbed bronze accompany looped design and cross-handles with ceramic tap buttons.
Victorian homes are filled with ornate trim, patterned window coverings, rugs and wall paper. Large porches are trimmed with “gingerbread” accents and delicate spindles on the railings.
Ornate, rustic faucets fit right in. Subtle color variations on the oil-rubbed bronze or the warm hues from the copper finish faucets give the Victorian homeowner the complexity of color and texture they crave.
Traditional or contemporary homes give off that well-known cozy, homey vibe without highlighting any major features of the house, except maybe that blazing fireplace and the big comfy couch.
The typical faucets for the traditional home include the satin nickel, stainless steel or chrome, all of which exhibit classic detailing and simple function.
Contemporary: Stainless Steel
Contemporary homes are highly influenced by the designs and styles of today, all while keeping up with the sustainability measures, focusing on energy sufficiency, sustainable materials, lots of natural light, and the use of recycled non-toxic materials.
The most compatible faucet for the contemporary home is, surprisingly, the contemporary faucet, which features a sleek and refined style, perfect to complement any neutral-toned kitchen.
Ultra Modern: Chrome
The modern home, often confused with the contemporary home, conveys styles of modern architecture that are less than 50 years old. Clean lines, neutral colors offset with bold accents and lots of ambient light characterize the ultra modern home.
The perfect faucet for the modern home is the chrome faucet, which is “transitional and ultramodern” and makes a statement in any modern, muted-toned or monochromatic kitchen.
Country Rustic: Copper
The country or rustic home features sturdiness and quality. Iron light fixtures stand in contrast to wood beams and flooring. The heavy natural materials can be offset by floral window coverings and throw rungs.
The copper faucet would be the ideal choice for this home as it provides the rustic and vintage feel of a country kitchen.
The features of Pueblo Revival architecture are large exposed timbers, adobe walls, and brick floors. Similarly, the Spanish Mission style, although a bit more ornate, features red tile roofs, intricate ironwork, and a wide variety of colorful, ceramic tiles. These earthy components are prevalent throughout the Southwestern decorating style.
It is important to choose the right elements when decorating a Southwestern style home. Rather than going for the polished chrome or satin chrome, opt for rustic copper or even oil-rubbed bronze faucet.
Serving all San Diego neighborhoods for more than 30 years, Perry Plumbing has seen every style home and faucet decorators and manufacturers can dream up. We can give you ideas about where to get plumbing fixtures which are more interesting than those offered in the typical home supply stores.
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