When it comes to choosing the right faucet for your sink, a seamless match is not just a matter of design – it’s crucial to ensure everything works the way it should.
When choosing a faucet, it is important to consider the shape and size of the sink.
Why faucet and sink should go hand in hand
When renovating the bathroom or kitchen, we too often forget to pay attention to critical parameters of our room.
Not properly matching your basin with your faucet can make things inconvenient – whether it's water splashing from the bathroom sink while washing hands or limited space between the faucet and the back wall of the basin.
Luckily, there is a variety of faucet models out there to ensure that every faucet can find its sink – in style and functionality.
Identify your sink model
Your faucet should blend seamlessly into your interior and match the surrounding design, but it should also fit the dimensions of your kitchen or bathroom.
From design to water flow to functionality, as you’re looking for a new faucet, paying close attention to the size and shape of your washbasin is essential for finding the right faucet model.
Wall-mounted and built-in sinks
Your washbasin can either be mounted to the wall or integrated into the bathroom or kitchen countertop.
In many bathrooms, you can find single-lever faucets or touchless faucets, only requiring one installation hole as temperature and water flow can be controlled by a convenient top- or side-operated handle.
From smaller to medium-sized models, most high-quality faucets come in various sizes. The Oras Stela line or the Oras Inspera line, for example, include a large range of faucets in different sizes, allowing you to find the perfect match for your sink and bathroom design.
Single-lever faucets require only one installation hole, making them a good fit for the majority of sink designs.
As you’ll commonly find large, built-in sinks in the kitchen, faucets with higher body sizes or faucets with turning spouts are a must. Providing extra room between spout, levers, and kitchen sink, you'll have all the flexibility you need to wash large pans and pots.
In case your kitchen is equipped with a double sink, go for a swivel spout. Kitchen faucets with an integrated pull-down spout can be a convenient extra touch, enabling you to flexibly move the spout around and reach every corner of the sink.
With a double sink in the kitchen, make sure to opt for a kitchen faucet with a swivel spout.
Freestanding vessel sinks
In many modern households, you’ll find freestanding vessel sinks dressing up the bathroom.
Be aware that diameters and shapes of bowl sinks may vary from standard sinks. Unless there’s an installation hole integrated on top of the sink, bowl sinks may require you to install a deck-mounted high body faucet or a wall-mounted faucet.
Here’s what you need to know:
Deck-mounted faucets can be installed on top of the sink (when an installation hole is integrated to the sink) or separately behind your freestanding vessel sink, in which case going for a high-body model is crucial.
Vessel sink with an integrated installation hole
Today, many faucets are available in XL versions, such as the Oras Inspera or Oras Stela faucets design lines, providing enough room between your faucet and the washbasin to wash your hands, yet not too much to cause water splashing.
Additionally, high body faucets come with the extra benefit of completing the elegant looks of your freestanding vessel sink.
When the faucet is installed next to the vessel sink (no existing installation hole), choose a faucet with a higher XL body
If you want to stay extra flexible in your sink and faucet choice, consider models with an integrated adjustable aerator. By adjusting the water flow angle, you can prevent unwelcome water splashes – no matter the size and shape of the sink. The Oras Stela washbasin faucets are equipped with such an aerator.
With an adjustable aerator, you can flexibly adjust the faucet’s water flow to match sinks of different shapes and sizes.
Include your surrounding dimensions
Finally, make sure to browse the room and check the surrounding installations and furniture.
Considering the overall layout of your kitchen and bathroom can help you specify faucet type and faucet control, e.g., whether it should be top- or side-operated, and faucet size, e.g., if storage systems, such as cabinets installed above your washbasin, limit the space available for fixtures and other installations.
Choosing the right faucet is easier than you think. By carefully considering your room’s parameters – especially that of your sink - you’ll quickly find the perfect faucet for your kitchen or bathroom layout.