With the rough global economy these days, it’s no secret that home-buying has taken a big hit in recent months. Instead of rushing off to purchase a new home, homeowners are turning instead to remodeling their existing abodes when they’re looking for an upgrade. Chief among remodeling efforts are kitchens and bathrooms, since people spend a lot of time in these two places, and keeping the rooms fresh, clean, and modern is a high priority. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, one area that consumers focus on is the water fixture department. Luckily, the days of picking from among two faucet choices at the local hardware store are gone, as there are nearly endless possibilities when fitting your sinks and tubs with new hardware. Kohler does a nice job of providing great looking faucets at reasonable prices, which can go a long way in helping your bathroom remodeling efforts. Here are five of Kohler’s best bathroom faucets.
Oblo® wall-mount lavatory faucet
This stylish sink faucet is a good example of the unconventional choices that are available to remodelers. Rather than riding piggy-back on the sink itself, as faucets have done for the last 100 years, this model is actually mounted on the wall behind the faucet, making it compatible with the popular “bowl” type of sinks. The minimalistic chrome design would look good in a mid-century style bathroom, and the faucet retails for $347.80
Bol® ceramic faucet- K-11000
This lavatory faucet is typical of the new breed of bathroom fixture that dispenses with all conventional styles. Looking rather like an old-time hand pump that you might find on a farm, this model features a single, swiveling handle and a large, open spout. The distinctive look calls to mind simpler times and works well with many of the retro styles that homeowners find appealing today. Prices for this unit start around $450.
Bellhaven® bath and shower faucet
This unit serves up a water control, shower head, and bathtub faucet, all in one unit, making it economical for use in a second bathroom or a starter/rental home. This is the classic tub/shower fixture, and it’s available in quite a few different styles. This particular model retails for $121.9
Revival® deck-mount high-flow bath faucet
This is a classic tub-mounted faucet, which would look at home on just about any standalone tub, or on a tub with a very wide sill. The high-arcing faucet and elegant handles form a timeless design that will allow you to keep them for years without feeling outdated. This unit sells for about $550.
Rain Contemporary Showerhead
This large, flat showerhead delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute in a rainfall pattern which is sure to leave you clean and refreshed. The unobtrusive design make it suitable for just about any shower setup and also lends itself to easy head cleaning. At about $450, this one is a bit pricey for a shower head, but still reasonable when compared to other options and considering its elegance.
Of course, these five fixtures represent just a smattering of the overall choices available from Kohler, but they give you a good idea of the options that you have when picking out bathroom faucets. Spend some time with the Kohler catalog, and you’re sure to find the fixtures that “fit” your situation.