Such is the demand for wall mounted basin tapware that of the 200 bathrooms we do a year at least 80% would be tapware that we have installed into the wall over the basin in either a mixer with spout set up or tap set with spout set up. Below we will cover the pros and cons of this trend but also really just show you lots of pretty pictures of jobs we have completed showing off this semi-new style.
The two biggest pros of wall-mounted basin tapware are the cleaning and the versatility they have.
Clean Look – One of the biggest reasons clients will pick a wall-mounted basin tapware is that they are looking to get everything they can off the benchtop including the basin mixer. By moving the tapware into the wall you are creating both an easier to clean space and a cleaner looking space.
Different Strokes – The other biggest positive of wall-mounted tapware is it allows you to have a small basin or high basin without needing to buy mixers too short or too high as some basins often semi inset ones are too big for small basin mixers and too small for the tower mixers which with wall mounted tapware takes all that out of the equation and allows you to have everything the way you want it.
When it comes to wall taps the biggest cons are the mirror impact and the look offset look.
Mirrors – There is a huge variety of mirror options so with that many options you will occasionally need to make decisions about your wall-mounted taps into the relation of your mirror. If you have a mirror cabinet you do not want it sitting too close as it can look strange or not be easy to get around to clean, also if you have a wall to wall like below you will need to take into consideration your wall height and mirror height to where it sits.
Dead On – When you look at a traditional wall mixer with one spout and one mixer tap you will always get an off-centre look above a normal shaped basin. Let me show you below from our Floreat Bathroom Renovation.
You can not really avoid this look and to me, it’s not something once it is in that actually stands out. What you can do though if this annoys you go with the more traditional set-up using taps or progressive twin mixers where you have hot and cold with a centre spout set up.
When buying any item for your bathroom always way up what works for you and what you are comfortable doing. You will most likely get some added costings for moving the tapware into the wall and there is a chance you may damage some plaster on your backing wall if you are not careful so always consider what you are attempting to do in your bathroom renovation. I personally think wall mounted basin tapware is a great idea and I have it in my bathroom.
It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice.
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This article was written by James Mcloughlin, one of the founders of On the Ball Bathrooms with over 15 years of bathroom renovation experience combined with knowledge of over a 2000+ completed renovation projects.