(PRWEB) October 28, 2013
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Adding a wall mounted faucet is a great way to add a designer flair to a bathroom of any size or shape. Unfortunately, doing so isn’t exactly easy. In fact, it can require fairly extensive and expensive renovation. The good news is, there’s a great new way to get this look without all the heavy remodeling. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to bathroom vanities with off-the-wall wall mounting systems which offer best of both worlds.
Many bathroom vanities come paired with stone vanity tops, and more often than not these stone surfaces are pre-cut to accommodate a standard sink and faucet to make installation straightforward and easy. What off-the-wall wall mounting systems do is move those pre-drilled faucet holes from the top of the vanity up to the integrated backsplash, changing the placement dramatically but only minorly altering the installation.
A typical stone backsplash that’s integrated into a vanity top is about four inches tall and flat on the back so it sits flush with the wall. But on a vanity with an off-the-wall wall mounting system, there’s a small, hollow wooden panel behind the backsplash. This creates a nesting place for the faucet assembly, so that when the hardware is slipped through the holes in the backsplash, all the hardware will sit nestled in the small wooden panel and the vanity will still sit seamlessly up against the wall.
This creates the illusion that the faucet is coming directly out of the wall without any plumbing work or removal of existing walls or tile. Instead, the water supply lines snake down the back of the vanity (hidden by the panel) and attach underneath exactly where they would on a standard vanity. The whole thing has a completely seamless appearance, and only adds a few inches to the overall depth of the vanity.
Another simple advantage of this type of setup is that the faucet and handles will always be installed in the right position. Traditional wall mounted installations have to contend with wall studs, which can limit the available placement for the faucet and handles or force them to be installed too close together. There’s also some degree of guesswork involved in choosing how high up to install the faucet based on the way the water flows (if it’s a standard stream or a waterfall style faucet). Having the holes pre-drilled takes out all this guesswork, and ensures the faucet will have a full 8″ spread.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of off-the-wall wall mounting systems is that they aren’t necessarily a permanent part of the bathroom. Once a wall mounted faucet is installed into a wall – and worse, once it’s tiled into place – there’s no room to alter the positioning without ripping out the tile and the underlying wall. While the faucet itself can be changed with later remodels, it will have to stay the same size and in the same position. Bathroom vanities with off-the-wall wall mounting systems offer the freedom to update a bathroom’s look without a lot of costly and invasive construction.
Off-the-wall wall mounting systems level the playing field, making installing a wall mounted faucet just as easily as installing a conventional one. Better still, it’s a solution that comes without compromise. The faucet holes are drilled into the vanity top, but work with any style faucet. Plus, because they’re integrated into real stone backsplashes, they not only have the elegant, slightly unconventional style of being mounted on the wall, but also the high quality look and feel of natural stone.
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