Choosing taps for your bathroom can be difficult as you are spoilt for choice. So do you choose traditional taps or look at a mixer tap option?
Choosing a design - Try and choose bathroom taps that will mix well with the whole design of the bathroom. Looks do matter when re-doing your bathroom, however, remember it is equally as important to hold and feel the taps you are considering to be sure they feel comfortable and easy to use.
3 Piece or Mixer - With prices of both now similar, the choice is yours. Generally, 3-piece provides a more traditional look, while mixers are more contemporary. If you're retrofitting an existing bathroom and updating only cosmetic details, you'll need to stick with what you already have - unless you're prepared to re-plumb the in-wall components and re-tile the area.
Functionality - Remember to consider what your taps will be used for and the type of basin or bath the water will flow into. Do you need a taller tap or a wall-mounted version to fit over an inset or above counter basin? Perhaps you need a longer spout to extend across to a freestanding bath?
As you can see, there is an array of options when choosing your bathroom taps. Ultimately, it comes down to you finding the right mix of design, functionality and durability.
No longer is the bathroom just a wash room with a cold atmosphere and a single purpose. In new and renovated homes, the bathroom is increasingly becoming a zone of luxury and relaxation - a soothing sanctuary in which to escape the stresses of a long day.