Drip. Drip. Drip.
It’s the telltale sign that you have a broken faucet — the dreaded dripping sound echoing throughout the house. And, when you hear it, you instantly wonder what to do with it.
You have two options here: fix what you have or replace your broken faucet with a new model. Here’s how to decide what to do — and which designs should go to the top of your potential replacement list.
Should I Fix the Faucet or Replace It?
We all dream that we can drip swag like a broken faucet. In the home, though, it’s an annoying accessory that needs fixing or replacing ASAP.
If you’re deciding between those two options, have a look at your existing hardware. Do you just need a new washer around the faucet to stop it from dripping? If so, you would spend a few dollars on the repair, which you could easily helm yourself.
However, if you do upgrade your faucet, it could be a chance to change the look and feel of your bathroom. You might have to do so if repairing isn’t cost-effective or long-lasting. In some cases, it’s easier to just get a new faucet instead of dealing with a drip every few months.
With What Should I Replace My Broken Faucet?
Here’s the fun part: if you decide to replace your broken hardware, you get to choose new faucets and fixtures.
There are so many options available to you, so browse to see what suits your bathroom and your style. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
You can never go wrong with a classic hardware finish. Smooth nickel hardware, for example, never seems to go out of style. And it works in both bathrooms and kitchens.
With nickel, you can easily find cabinet knobs and pulls to match, too. You can replace the hardware surrounding your faucet for a uniform look in your bathroom or kitchen — it’s an easy weekend DIY job.
On the other hand, you might consider a new faucet with a bit more pizzazz. Nowadays, designers are getting a bit more adventurous with their hardware choices — nickel’s not the only option out there.
Instead, try some of the more popular colors of today. One of them is matte black, which would fit perfectly into a modern kitchen or bathroom. It would stand out against an all-white backdrop, or fit into a darker, sleeker contemporary design.
Another popular hue right now is gold — but not the bright, shiny metallic of years past. No, modern kitchens look fresh with a brushed gold or champagne faucet. The same goes for bathrooms, where a warm metallic can add interest to a small space.
Ready for a Faucet Overhaul
You have a broken faucet and, now, you know what to do with it. Whether you’re repairing what you have or replacing it with something new, your home will be better for it. And you can rest easy knowing you’re not wasting water — nor hearing that drip while you’re trying to sleep.
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