Finding Tub And Shower Faucets For A Modern Bathroom
Designing a new bathroom has more to it than just choosing a bathtub with matching wash basin and toilet. You have multiple opportunities to create additional points of interest and add impressive decor. The choice of sink vanity, mirrors, over toilet storage, lighting, tiles, shower screen and many other aspects of a modern bathroom, can each make a contribution to the overall impression of the bathroom as a whole.
Another opportunity comes with your choice of tub and shower faucets. Many people never give much consideration to the styling of the faucet, but if you are décor conscious, then it is an opportunity not to be missed. You can set aside the minimalist attitude of “the faucet is just for letting water in the bath, and it doesn’t matter what it looks like” to make way for faucets that make an impact, or at least contribute to the bathroom’s decor.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with a simple, unobtrusive tub and shower faucet, but it is true that many people like something a bit more noticeable and decorative. In fact, there are so many choices of designs for bathtub faucets and handheld showers; you could easily spend months comparing them all.
If you have yet to choose a bathtub, then it might be worth considering buying a bathtub package that includes faucet. A good manufacturer to consider from that point of view is the American Bath Factory, which specializes in vintage and traditional designs in both tubs and faucets.
Vintage Roman Tub Faucets
One part of the remaining heritage of the old Roman Empire is the Roman baths. That era is recalled, if not copied, even today, through the popularity of Roman bathtubs. They may not be anything like the hot Roman baths of somewhere like Bath Spa in England, but the memory does linger in the name if nothing else.
Modern Roman tubs are much in demand, so not surprisingly there is a matching demand for Roman tub faucets. Top manufacturers such as Kohler, Price Pfister, and Danze all carry a range they call Roman faucets, as do many other manufacturers.
You will benefit from taking a good look at the variations of the Roman faucet theme on the market. There are many of them, and some are quite unusual, both in shape and finish.