A round up of wall-mount sink faucets reveals a variety of brands and styles, from trad to mod.
For some time I’ve been saving photos of these two utility room sinks with wall-mount sink faucets. One is designed for handling laundry and the other for potting and gardening chores. What they have in common is faucets that are not installed on the sink deck. Instead, faucets are mounted on the wall, either through the back of the sink or on a back guard. This is an old-fashioned style fixture currently making a comeback. While the vintage style my grandparents had with the integral soap dish in the center [top] is still in use, there are many new variations. A closer look at a variation on Kohler’s Gilford sink [top] and its variations in my Wall Mounted Kitchen Sink post shows how it’s used in kitchens.
The gardener’s sink is simply a drop-in with a DIY grade countertop made of aluminum roof flashing nailed to a piece of plywood. The $150 vanity is building-center-grade with a custom stain and upgraded handles.
Wall faucets have two handles – so the hot and cold water must be turned on and adjusted separately. However, most have a bridge — or exposed pipe connecting the hot and cold — which permits it to mix. There is no automatic mixing with a single lever — one reason they went out of style. But today they are appreciated anew for the convenience of having the faucet completely off the sink deck — with no space in the back and no constant wiping up. Here are some examples.
American Standard Amarilis Heritage wall-mounted vintage-style faucet with ceramic lever handles and integral soapdish.
Danze Opulence wall-mounted faucet with hook spout and lever handles.
Rohl Country wall-mounted faucet with hook spout and porcelain-inset cross handles.
Kohler Parq wall-mounted faucet with gooseneck spout and cross-handles.
Kohler Hi Rise, high-arc spout wall-mount faucet with lever handles
Brizo Trevi lever-handle wall-mount faucet. The mixing valve for this faucet is concealed in the wall.
(Sources: Country Home, Homemag)
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