When it comes to home renovation, most people leave the bathroom till last. While this might be a good idea in principle, it is one of the most visited rooms in your house and, as such, should take a higher priority than last! So if you want to renovate your bathroom in the near future, where should you start? We have some hints and tips to share with you including our list of 5 Moen faucet reviews that will help your renovations go smoothly and quickly!
Redecorating your living space into a newer, more modern home is something that comes naturally to most. To others, researching and finding inspiration from magazines and online sites are a better approach. But when it comes to bathrooms, what is it that you want or even need?
In this article, we’re going to review the following Moen faucets:
- Moen WS84855SRN Wetherly Two-Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet
- Moen 6903 Voss One-Handle Single Hole Bathroom Sink Faucet
- Moen 6610ORB Brantford Two-Handle Low Arc Bathroom Faucet
- Moen S6700 90 Degree One-Handle Modern Bathroom Faucet
- Moen 7864EWC Sleek Motionsense Wave Sensor Touchless One-Handle
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Home Renovations; The Bathroom
We believe that it is really important to prioritize your bathroom in a renovation for several reasons. For starters, it is the most visited room in the house! While you might spend hours in your bedroom, you’d certainly notice if your bathroom was out of action for a day. This makes sit a high priority room.
Along with being a vital room in your home, it is also the room where you could be harboring dangerous germs without even knowing! Old pipes and clogged up crevices can be a thriving environment for all sorts of germs, and these bacteria can come through your water system. In order to prevent these hiding places, you should upgrade your bathroom and clean out your pipes so that you don’t become ill and can have a clean and hygienic wash.
Where to Start
If you have decided that a new bathroom is a good idea (which we hope that by now you have), where should you start? Well, not everyone has the luxury of moving out for two weeks while you have your bathroom ripped out. Instead, you can do small jobs in your bathroom each weekend that will make a big difference. Here, we have listed some simple steps you can take that will add up and make a dramatic improvement to your bathroom.
The Bathroom Suite
By bathroom suite, we mean your sink, toilet, and bathtub. Your bathroom suite may well be out of date in looks and in technology. While pipes are pretty straightforward, the materials they are made from, the width they come in, and their structural strength differ greatly between new and old pipes. In order to ensure there are no leaks, cracks, or bulges in your pipes, you should replace them with more modern and better-made items. A new bathroom suite might take a day or two to install but will make a dramatic improvement in your bathroom.
Changing the faucets in your bathroom is a very straightforward job and one that can be performed by most enthusiastic DIYers. Newer faucets have several functions that older faucets don’t, including anti-scold valves and water-saving features. These functions can dramatically improve your cleaning habits and can make your bathroom safer, to learn more about it check out our blog post here.
When buying new faucets, make sure that you are installing some that fit the water consumption standards in your State. Some states, such as California, do not allow you to fit high water-consuming faucets and appliances because of the effect it will have on the water table. Instead, look for Water Sense Certified faucets as these will be efficient enough to fit into any home, no matter where you live.
Are you fed up with showering under a dribble of water? Upgrading your shower might be on the top of your priority list! You can pick up a new shower system for much less than you think, and the installation of a new system will only take an hour or two. Depending on your current shower system, you can even upgrade to a new fixed head or handheld shower head. There are lots of systems that are compatible with standard shower outlets, and you can really change the way you wash with the addition of new shower sprays and additional heads.
Installing a new shower is a simple task and is NOT a job that you will need to hire in a contractor. Most shower units come with instructions, but if you find it hard to understand the instructions (or want to get ahead of the game), you can research how to install your new shower beforehand by watching some online tutorials.
The Color Scheme
Finally, and probably the simplest way to upgrade your bathroom is to give it a new coat of paint. While the paint isn’t cheap, it is undoubtedly less expensive than tile and new bathroom items. Think carefully about the amount of sunlight you get in your bathroom and consider darker colors very carefully. While they can be offset with a lot of white bathroom pieces, they will still make the room appear smaller.
Also, make sure that you buy the right kind of paint. Buying bathroom specific paint is preferable because it can resist higher moisture content. Standard paints might chip and come off the walls when faced with a shower full of condensation and, as such, will just be a waste of money. Spend the extra and go for bathroom paint.
Moen Faucet Reviews
Moen Wetherly Two Handled Faucet
A classic design that would look great in anyone’s bathroom, the Moen Wetherly is a gorgeous two-handled design with a single water outlet. This smooth set has wonderful detail on the faucet handles with fluting base mounts. Moen offers a spot-resistant nickel finish that is both rust-resistant and durable, so you will find the Moen Wetherley easier to clean than other standard faucets.
This water-saving tap has a Water Sense Certification and comes in a range of Wetherley faucets that are compatible with your bathtub and shower too. The waste on the Wetherey is workable from behind the water outlet, meaning that it won’t get in the way when you are trying to wash. Combine all of this with a Moen lifetime warranty, and you have yourself an excellent faucet set. Remember to check that your sink is a 3 hole system as this is what is needed for the Wetherley two-handled faucet.
Moen Voss One Handled Bathroom Faucet
If you are looking for a single unit that has everything contained in one, then the Moen Voss is a faucet worth looking in to. The Voss has a single handle which operates the water temperature and pressure from the outlet below. The waste is controlled via a pull and pushrod at the back of the faucet as well. So all in all, this is a very compact but functional design. The Voss is available in 5 different color choices, including bronze, chrome, nickel, polished nickel, and gold.
The faucet itself is Water Sense Certified and is also ADA compliant, meaning it complies with regulations set out to enable those with limited mobility to use and benefit from. The faucet can be used on a single hole sink and a 3 hole sink as well with the addition of a special plate that covers over the holes that aren’t in use. The installation of this faucet is simple and straightforward, although you might want to consider new supply pipes as these often get limescale build-up, which can cause problems later on.
Moen Brantford Two Handled Bathroom Faucet
Sticking with the compact theme, the Brantford is a self-contained unit that consists of two handles and a single water outlet. The waste is operated by a lever at the back of the water outlet, and the whole unit is encased on a base plate, which helps the whole faucet to sit nicely onto your sink or your countertop. This faucet has easy to grip handles and a smooth sweeping nozzle, designed in 3 different colors (oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, and chrome).
The Moen Brantford has an aerated nozzle, which helps use air to increase the stream of water rather than use more water. This means that the Moen Brantford is still able to boast that it is a water-saving faucet (using only 1.2 gallons of water per minute) without having any adverse effect on the water pressure. The handles on the Moen Voss are well designed and suitable for those with limited mobility or for children. Ideally suited to a 3 hole sink, please ensure you check your dimensions and measurements before you purchase this faucet.
Moen 90 Degree One Handled Bathroom Faucet
If you liked the compact design of the Voss but wanted a squarer design, then the 90 Degree Bathroom Faucet will be for you. Similar to the Voss, it uses one handle to mix the water to the required temperature and controls the pressure that comes out of the water outlet from underneath. The handle itself is very large and square in design as well. This faucet comes in two different colors (nickel and chrome) but also comes with two different types of water flow as well. The aerated flow provides you with a combination of air and water to give a softer but highly pressured stream of water. The laminar flow, however, does not add air in and uses only the water pressure stream.
This faucet is Water Sense Certified, meaning that it can be installed in most States and only uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute. The pop-up style drain completes the look of this faucet. What this faucet lacks in size it makes up for in function and, as such, is a great addition to any bathroom.
Moen Motion sense High Arc Faucet
Like a gadget in the bathroom and have a high-end budget? Then you are going to love the Moen Motion sense High Arc Faucet. While this design might normally be found in kitchens, we believe that there is no reason why you couldn’t have one in your bathroom too! As you might have guessed by the name, the Motion sense is designed to be a touchless system, so you only need to wave your hand along the side of the faucet for it to turn on and off. This makes it a much more hygienic operation and makes it easier to clean your bathroom too!
The Motion sense High Arc Faucet can be used in two ways. The first is as a standard faucet whereby the water is set to a specific temperature, and when activated, it pours from the outlet. The second way is using the retractable hose and spray end. This makes it perfect for washing items, for cleaning the sink, and even for washing pets. Available in 5 different colors, this faucet is one of the most versatile we have ever reviewed. Suitable for all types of sink, we think this is going to be a great addition to every bathroom AND kitchen.
So that is our list of the best 5 Moen bathroom faucets we have reviewed and approved for you. From the most compact designs to the more elaborate setups, we think there should be a faucet to suit anyone here. But which one would suit us best? Well, we are suckers for a bit of tech in the bathroom, so for us, it would have to be the Moen Motion sense High Arc Faucet. The fact that it has motion sensors on it AND you can use it in multiple ways just makes us think that it’s worth blowing the budget for. Which one did you choose? Why not spend the rest of the day measuring up your bathroom and seeing which of these Moen faucets will fit into your bathroom design? Good luck!