Category Archives: Bathroom Faucets

Fixtures From eFaucets Complete Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

When Prodigal Pieces maven Larissa Haynes set out to remodel her home's only bathroom- for her family of eight! - she knew she wanted more of a vintage-farmhouse theme to go with the style of the rest of her house.

eFaucets was happy to partner with Haynes on her project by providing a Danze shower head that delivers big on water pressure and style.

Before Haynes got her hands on the space for this final incarnation, though, she said it was a dark and dreary space she and her husband tried to make work by changing things here and there.

"First makeover included painting upper tiles dark maroon and the ceiling panels and grids white, added green floor tile, plus mirror and light fixtures, and took out the shower doors," she posted on her Prodigal Pieces blog. "Second makeover, yanked out the tub and toilet for new fiberglass tub with surround, and put in new floor tile."

After living with her decorating band-aids for a few years, Haynes finally took the bathtub by the horns and pulled the bathroom apart with a plan to make it light, airy and completely functional for her large family.

ProdigalPiecesTwitter 1We first got in touch with Haynes when she tagged eFaucets on Twitter asking for our advice about a matching shower head for a lavatory faucet she purchased. After speaking with her and learning more about her remodel, eFaucets was happy to help.

Haynes and her husband worked hard to infuse the right amount of vintage-farmhouse charm in their bathroom:

  • Painted beadboard ceiling with trim to make it appear coffered;
  • Re-purposed chest-of-drawers with lots of storage for the new vanity;
  • Re-finished light fixture Haynes found at a sale for $1;
  • Classic, white subway tile with grey grout;
  • Two-handle lavatory and tub faucets in brushed nickel finish; and
  • White hexagon tiled floor with grey grout to match the tub/shower.

ProdigalPiecesTwitter 2To make sure we stayed true to Haynes' vintage-farmhouse theme we shopped together and found the perfect match: a Danze shower arm mount handshower. Despite being a modern piece of engineering, the design retains a hint of vintage charm and the finish matched Haynes’ new faucets perfectly.

“Not only does this new shower head and accessories look better, but I’m happy to say that it does a wonderful job – this coming from someone who has returned several shower heads in previous years because their spray was weak,” she wrote on her blog about the bathroom project.

In the end, it may have taken a few months, but Haynes and her husband spent only $1,100 on their remodel, and their attention to detail is certainly evident. We were happy to help and look forward to following Haynes as she moves onto her kitchen.

Touchless Faucets Perfect for Little Ones in the Bathroom

Little ones with messy hands turning handles so they can wash up can turn into a messier adventure, but touchless faucet technology can help eliminate some of the extra clean up for parents.

Children who are trying to be big kids like to wash their hands by themselves, but reaching across the sink to turn on the water can often result in a big mess. Soap ends up everywhere but on the child's hands, water pools on the deck of the sink, and there's always the danger of hot water potentially causing burns.

Bathroom faucets with touch and touchless technology can make a big difference.

Top-notch brands like Delta, Kohler, Grohe and Moen have done away with old-school handles to control the flow and temperature of water and rely instead on a single lever on the side of their faucets. Parents can position the handle to set how fast water is delivered and at what temperature.

Touch faucets respond to either the wrist or forearm to tap the top of the faucet to summon the water, eliminating the need to include the entire fixture in clean-up.

Smart sensors positioned at the base and sometimes also on the top of the faucet neck respond to objects waving in front of them. Swipe a hand past a sensor for on and again to turn the faucet off.

Kids of all ages will like how easy touch and touchless faucets are to use, and parents will appreciate how smaller messes don't grow into larger ones.


Accessorizing Your New Faucet Just Got Easier

Pulling together the look of a room usually comes down to the smaller details, like whether or not the shapes and finishes on the towel bar and tissue holder match. eFaucets is taking the guesswork out of these decisions by offering accessories at check out for some leading brands like Moen and Delta.

"Choosing new bathroom fixtures for both a total remodel and a simple cosmetic change accessory suggestions detailshould be easy," eFaucets CEO Mike Fox said. "We understand the importance of cohesive design so we've introduced accessory suggestions that include pieces from entire collections to help customers bring their ideas to life."

When shoppers add certain bathroom faucets to their cart, customers will see suggestions for matching pieces like toilet handles, towel bars, towel rings and glass shelves. Customers have the freedom to choose which of the displayed products they want to buy or continue to check-out without adding anything extra to their cart.

This new feature is similar to the recently introduced recommended/required parts page for bathtub and shower faucets.

Shoppers can hover their mouse over any of the recommended products to get more detailed information. The eFaucets customer service number is featured prominently in case visitors still have questions.

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Warm Metal Finishes Top Faucet Trend in 2015

Shoppers who call eFaucets customer service are often in the market for new fixtures more than a decade after their last faucet purchase or remodel, and they want to know about the most popular finishes available.

Representatives at eFaucets have done their homework, noting that oil-rubbed bronze and brushed brass – warm metal finishes – are more popular in 2015 than classic go-to’s like polished chrome or brushed nickel.

“We get a lot of calls asking about what’s on trend,” team leader Mike Jovanovic said. “There are still some callers who want a shiny finish, but the number of shoppers is increasing who order the oil-rubbed bronze and the newer brushed brass.”

Customers are also willing to mix metal finishes in their kitchens and bathrooms; choosing an oil-rubbed bronze faucet and stainless steel light fixtures, for example.

The writers at agree.

“Another creative idea that adds plenty of visual interest: incorporate both warm and cool reflective metals into the same space — perhaps combining accents of brass or copper plus chrome,” they said in a recent post about kitchen design trends in 2015.

Faucet manufacturers are paying attention; customers can find polished, matte, and brushed metal finishes in almost every collection available.