Wall-mounted faucets can be beautiful. They can take the traditional utilitarian feature and turn it into an elegant addition to your bathroom. Done correctly, they add a little bit of intrigue to your wall. And, wall-mounted faucets certainly offer a clutter0-free look, removing one more feature from the vanity’s countertop.

However, wall-mounted faucets aren’t without their drawbacks. Does this mean you shouldn’t install one in your bathroom? No. But, it’ best to be aware of the potential hiccups to your design choices. Those hiccups could include some of the following.

Invasive Update

Wall-mounted faucets aren’t a simple DIY weekender job. Unlike a traditional faucet mounted to pre-existing holds cut into your vanity, wall-mounted facets require plumbing that runs behind the walls. And, the plumbing has to be properly spaced between the studs to provide adequate support. Generally speaking, this is best done during the construction of the bathroom. Which means, if you want to add a wall-mounted facet now, you’re looking at a relatively invasive remodel complete with cutting into the wall and then re-plastering it.

Plumbing Expertise Needed

Another consideration with a wall mounted faucet is how it functions. In order for the faucet and sink to do their job, they both need to be positioned at the proper height and angle in relation to one another. This keeps splashing to a minimum. For the DIY home remodeler, this can be intimidating.


Maintenance should be another area of which you are aware. Because a large majority of the plumbing with a wall-mounted faucet is hidden behind the wall, any maintenance you may need to do will require opening up the wall. In order to reduce the potential for vital repair, you’ll typically want to invest in high0-quality parts of fixtures. However, this is no guarantee that nothing will go wrong.

Which bathroom faucet should you choose? Explore your options.