It is not easy to choose a faucet. There are so many varieties of styles, materials and finishes available at different prices making it tricky and even overwhelming at times. Choose wisely though you are going to be living with it for a long time and it is no more a cheap deal. Looks alone are not the most important facet in bathroom or kitchen faucets. You need to opt for a beautiful design that is convenient and has long-term dependability.
Spend on the design rather than on style when choosing a faucet. If possible, go for properly designed sink and tap sets so that the looks can also be taken care of. The faucet need not be too expensive. One can get a good deal with a good quality faucet. Pay attention to the basic reliability or durability and pay for the same over paying for non practical features. It is important to note where the faucet will be placed as a faucet in the kitchen and a faucet in the bathroom will have different features and will be required to be of different sizes.
Bathroom sink taps should be medium or tall as a short one might lead to water slopping behind the spout while you wash your hands. In case you have a shelf above the sink then a tall spout will not be the right fit. So choose according to your house needs over what is in trend or what looks beautiful.
The faucet with ceramic valves does not drip while with other types of valves the dripping after a few years. Ceramic valves have long-term reliability. They cost about the same as other faucets but work for more years. Dripping might not happen in the starting years for other valves but as time passes by they will start dripping causing you problems and an unnecessary expense.