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Wall-Mount Vanity Faucets


Make a Statement with a New Wall-Mount Bathroom Faucet

If you’re looking to elevate the look and feel of your bathroom, a wall-mount vanity faucet is exactly what you need. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about wall-mount vanity faucets—from what they are and how they work to the available styles and how to install them.

 

What is a Wall-Mount Bathroom Faucet?

Wall-mount vanity faucets are exactly what they sound like: vanity faucets that are mounted on the wall instead of being installed on the sink or countertop. One of the greatest benefits of a wall-mount vanity faucet is that it takes up less space than a typical faucet, freeing up that much-needed counter space.

 

Many people choose this type of faucet for a clean, modern look. Wall-mount faucets also make the counter and area around the faucet much easier to clean because it is up and out of the way.

 

How to Choose a Wall-Mount Vanity Faucet

1. Understand the Installation Requirements

Before you purchase a new wall-mount vanity faucet, ensure that you understand the installation and plumbing requirements. Unless your plumbing is already set up for a wall-mounted faucet, chances are you will need to hire a plumber to get their expertise and see if a wall-mount vanity faucet is an option for your bathroom.

 

For these kinds of faucets, the water lines must stub out above the sink. Keep in mind that while installing a wall-mounted faucet, you will need to remove the wall covering to have access to the supply lines.

 

2. Consider Its Placement Compared to the Sink

Wall-mount vanity faucets can work with any bathroom sink, provided the faucet is properly measured and installed. That being said, wall-mounted faucets pair especially well with vessel sinks because of the sink’s added height and statement design.

 

Vessel sinks, also known as bowl sinks, are free-standing sinks that sit directly on top of a countertop. Although most vessel sinks sit on the surface of a counter, some are partially recessed. Together, the wall-mount faucet and vessel vanity sink make for a beautiful focal point in the bathroom.

3. Measure for the Ideal Mounting Height and Spout Reach

Height

When deciding the height of your wall-mounted bathroom faucet, you will want to make sure the faucet is high enough to fit your hands under and get them fully immersed, but not too high that water splashes. The typical height for the nozzle of the faucet is at least 1” above the top of the sink, but there is no standard for how high it needs to be.

 

Length

The ideal length for the faucet depends on the type of sink you own and how large or small it may be. Wall-mounted faucets can be 6”, 9”, or 12” long in order to accommodate different countertop and sink sizes. These faucets have to clear the rim of the sink and the distance between the wall and the sink, meaning the faucet typically has to be much longer so it can match up properly. Try to find a wall-mount faucet that extends far enough so that spout is directly above or near the sink’s drain.

 

3. Choose Your Style

There are several different types of styles of faucets to choose from—including the look, finish, color, and more. Vevano Home offers faucets in matte black, brushed nickel, bronze, polished chrome, and stainless steel. There is a faucet for each style—whether you’re looking for sleek and luxurious, a faucet with clean lines, or a functional design, there is an option for you.

 

Some of the spout shapes have angular shapes with modern, contemporary, and transitional design elements. Other spout shapes are curved and classic, offering a traditional look. If you’re looking for a modern style, consider getting a faucet with clean lines, a single handle, and a black finish. For an elegant look, purchase a polished chrome faucet with cross handles, which add function and design. For a more stylish look, go with our champagne bronze finish faucet.

 

For more tips choosing your new vanity faucet, check out our bathroom sink faucet buying guide.

 

Wall-Mount Bathroom Faucets: Pros and Cons

Wall-mounted faucets provide several benefits to a bathroom sink, but are there any downfalls to them? Here we’ll cover both the pros and cons of wall-mount bathroom faucets.

 

Pros

  • They provide more space. Because the wall-mount faucet is not on the countertop, there is more space around the sink, helping your bathroom look less cluttered. This also gives you the ability to push the sink up against the wall instead of the sink being 4” from the wall.
  • They are easier to clean. Wall-mount faucets are attached to the wall, so water cannot pool up around the faucet, which makes them easier to clean.
  • They can increase accessibility. Some wall-mount faucets have more range and can reach farther than other faucets.

 

Cons:

  • They tend to be a bit more complicated to install. You’ll have to drill the holes in your wall, which can make it a bit invasive.
  • They can be more difficult to repair than other faucets. To repair a wall-mount faucet, you may need to open the wall to repair them. If there is a tile backsplash where the faucet is mounted, it can be even more difficult to repair the faucet. Wall-mount faucet repairs are often done by plumbers, so this can tend to make the overall cost of them more expensive.

 

How to Install a Wall-Mount Vanity Faucet

Installing a wall-mount bathroom faucet doesn’t need to be difficult. We’ll lay out the materials needed with the instructions. What you will need is:

  • The wall-mount faucet of your choice
  • Faucet handles
  • Hot top and cold tap
  • Drill machine
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Allen wrench

 

Once you have selected your faucet and its handles and taps, and have gathered the above materials, you are ready to begin the installation process. Here is a short and simple step-by-step process.

  1. Check the plumbing. Hire a plumber to handle the water supply and connections.
  2. Determine the faucet height. This is where your pencil and ruler will come in handy. Make sure there is at least a 1” gap between the faucet spout and the top of the sink.
  3. Drill holes in the wall. Drill holes where you marked with your pencil where the faucet will be going. Verify that there are no pipes or anything else in the way where you will be drilling.
  4. Attach the spout. Use the hardware provided by the manufacturer to attach the spout to the wall and position it in the correct place.
  5. Attach necessary hardware. Now is the time to attach the faucet handles and hot and cold taps. Make sure everything is securely put in its place.

Wall-Mounted Faucet FAQs

Are wall-mounted faucets more expensive to install?

Although wall-mounted faucets typically take more time and effort to install than other types of faucets, this doesn’t necessarily mean they are more expensive to install. If you need to remove the wall covering and do some extra work that depends on your space, it may be more expensive to install than a different type of faucet. Essentially, it depends on how your space is set up.

 

Where should a wall-mount faucet be installed?

A wall-mount faucet should be installed on the wall behind the bathroom sink. Ideally, the spout reach should be long enough so that the water falls directly into or near the sink’s drain. Additionally, the faucet should be mounted be high enough to wash your hands but low enough so that water doesn’t splash outside of the sink. For the best height, some experts recommend the spout be at least 1” above the top of the sink.

 

Do wall-mount faucets splash?

Because the installation of a wall-mount faucet is more complicated, these faucets can tend to splash more. To avoid extra splashing, ensure you measure for the proper height and spout reach of your faucet.

 

Find the Perfect Fit

We hope this guide is helpful in understanding what a wall-mounted vanity faucet is, its pros and cons, how to install it, the styles available, and more. If you need help selecting a wall-mounted faucet for your bathroom, reach out to one of our Vevano Home designers to find the perfect one for you.