Bronze faucets were a standard style in bathrooms of the past. While chrome bathroom faucets are standard today, it is still possible to find bronze faucets that are surprisingly inexpensive. They are also designed to give a classy look to almost any bathroom setting. There are some disadvantages to choosing a bronze bathroom faucet that should be considered before buying a bronze faucet.
Pros of Bronze
Bronze faucets lend a beautiful finishing touch to bathroom remodeling projects. A distinctive faucet is among the first items that people will notice. Bronze certainly has that allure, particularly if it is paired with a distinctive vessel sink or vanity
Another benefit of choosing a bathroom bronze faucet is that they are surprisingly affordable. In fact, you can find them at discount centers and online retailers at very reasonable prices.
Bronze faucets also come in many styles that compliment almost any bathroom. Whether you are planning a vintage Victorian style bathroom, a contemporary art nouveau powder room, or a stylist modern spa bathroom, a bronze faucet will blend well with each of these designs and many others. Bronze goes with practically every decorating style, even the most contemporary designs.
Cons of Bronze
In many cases, the finish does not have a lifetime warranty because it is a finish that increases in depth and color over time. An oiled bronze finish is a color that is applied directly to the brass of the faucet instead of a layer of bronze metal. The finish may result in dents or scratches before the faucet is assembled and installed. Carefully inspect it before purchasing and installing it.
While bronze bathroom faucets can be reasonably priced, it is easy to get lost in the many varieties of choices available, particularly if you are looking for faucets for an entire bathroom, including the shower and tub. Simply add distinctive details like toilet handles and bathroom towel rack accessories, and soon you can be looking at an astronomical price tag.