When selecting taps for the bathroom, look for a shape that complements the style of the basin and is in proportion to its size. You will need to check that the tap/spout combination matches any pre – drilled holes in the basin since this will dictate whether a single mixer tap or a wide-spread set, consisting of a central spout with separate hot and cold handles, will be required.
Take into consideration any fittings you will need for other bathroom fixtures so that there is visual continuity throughout the room. It can sometimes be unclear how a single-lever tap should be turned to control the water temperature and flow rate. This is not usually a problem for adults, but it could be a safety hazard for young children or anyone with a visual impairment. Look for clearly marked “hot” and “cold” indicators or choose one with a thermostatic limiter to prevent the water from becoming too hot. You will also need to decide between a conventional plug and chain for retaining water in the basin, or a modern pop-up plug.