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Best Gold Bathroom Faucets
This post is the third in the series of the Airbnb bathroom remodel. The first post shared 5 Bathroom Design Tips You Need To Know. Then the second one was all about 11 Bathroom Vanities in Black + White You’ll Love.
The topic of this post is specifically about gold cross handle bathroom faucets. I have literally been OBSESSED with them lately. The faucets I’ll be sharing all have a similar theme. They are gold, have cross handles or a long curved spout.
So far there are two votes for the Kohler Purist Widespread Bathroom Faucet which I love. Then there is one vote for the Kohler Purist 8 in. Widespread 2-Handle Low-Arc Bathroom Faucet. Both options are in the Vibrant Moderne Brushed Gold finish but there are seven finishes in total. If gold is not for you then you can choose one of the others.
In this faucet and shower selection process I have learned that gold is more expensive than the other finishes. When it came to the shower handheld situation especially there was no premade set in gold for the Purist line. That meant each piece had to be ordered separately which added to the cost.
Since this remodel is for an Airbnb we are trying to keep the cost down as much as possible. If I can save even $20 bucks somewhere I will. That said both options 1 and 2 are ordered and once the vanity is installed we will decide. For the record, I am leaning towards option 2 as well.
I must also add that I am super grateful for my husband. He is very supportive as I work through my process and is an awesome final decision-maker. Once I have the selections down I ask him “Do you like this or that?”. He is able to look and choose right away. He goes with his gut and is confident in his decision. It makes my job so much easier with him firmly deciding. By the time I’m asking him to choose I could go either way so it works perfectly!
When thinking about all the gold bathroom faucet options here are a few tips to consider. These apply when sourcing a bathroom faucet in any finish.
1. The Finish
This is where I personally like to start. As I mentioned before find up to 3 Pinterest images that you love for the look you are after. For this project, I knew I wanted gold which is very HARD to source locally. If you walk through Home Depot and Lowes the majority of the fixtures are some form of silver. Like ALL of them!
One of the deciding factors in this project was the gold finish choices. While I did like the look of the Brizo bathroom sink faucet I liked the finish of the Kohler better.
2. The Budget
For me, this was a doozy. So yes we need to keep the budget down as much as possible but I decided to splurge on the faucet, shower system, and vanity. Basically in this bathroom, the fixtures are the “stars of the show”!
There are two reasons I chose to splurge on the fixtures. For one we will see a return on investment for the Airbnb bathroom. Two when we are not hosting this is the main floor bathroom which is used by our company. So it needs to be pretty for both those reasons. As much as I would have LOVED to just buy everything I wanted once I put the choices into Mydoma reality set in. The budget was high and I needed to cut costs.
3. The Faucet + Handles
When searching for inspiration I was really drawn to the longer curved spout and cross handle feature. That explains why so many of the below faucets have that look. In the end, we are down to two options both by Kohler. I would have LOVED a black gold mix but I didn’t find any that worked.
Pro Tip: When sourcing the faucet decide if you want widespread, center-set, single-lever, wall-mounted, or vessel.
4. The Manufacturer
This was important in this case because the gold finish needed to match on EVERYTHING as far as the fixtures are concerned. I was between Delta and Kohler. On the original concept board, I had the Kohler Purist Faucet with the Delta Vero Shower system. Once I saw both in person I knew I had to pick one or the other. You may be able to mix with silver finishes but I would not recommend it on any others. Even though the fixtures are usually separate in the case of the golds I was looking at it would have DESTROYED the look had I gone with two vendors.
5. The Trap + Stop
6. The Drain
Drain options are pop-up or twist stop. I believe the Kohler options are pop-up. This part doesn’t excite me as much as the spout and handles but it’s still necessary to think about.
7. The Valve + Trim
This is a great article to read on this topic. I’m not an expert here so I think I’ll pass it over to the pro lol.
Now that we have that out of the way it’s time for the pretty! I originally planned to combine the gold bathroom faucets and shower system in one post. After I saw all the faucets I was sharing I knew I had to separate them.
Despite the fact that these all look similar the choice was not 1-2-3. It is easier for a power room but when it comes to matching the shower system it’s harder. You must like BOTH before you can decide.
I hope this post was helpful for anyone choosing between gold bathroom faucets. Check back for the future post in the series for the tips when sourcing your shower system.
Have an amazing night full of Unicorns & Rainbows!
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