I have been researching bathroom fittings for the master bathroom in my 1917 Craftsman Bungalow. I love the vintage look of exposed shower faucets, but prefer a thermostatic valve for precision temperature control. Unfortunately, most exposed shower faucets with thermostatic valves are very expensive. Restoration Hardware’s exposed shower faucet (below) costs $4,615  … gulp!  (BTW: the only way I would spend $5K on a shower faucet is if it was plumbed directly to the Fountain of Youth.)  Searching for a less expensive option,  I stumbled across HUDSON REED; a fantastic bath resource that is absolutely worth bookmarking.

Hudson Reed was founded 25 years ago in the U.K.  and is currently sold in 10 countries.  The company specializes in affordable, beautifully designed plumbing fixtures. The product line consists of faucets, towel warmers, shower panels, tub fillers, and accessories offered in either modern, traditional, or vintage styling.  Hudson Reed has Chrome Over Brass, Dual Control Exposed Shower Faucet or $359!   JACKPOT!!!   Not only is the Hudson Reed’s faucet way more affordable than the Restoration Hardware faucet, I think it looks better too.

Check out Hudson Reed online at www.usa.hudsonreed.com.

Restoration Hardware Exposed Shower Faucet   $4,615


by Hudson Reed

“Hudson Reed is a global business, which specialises in the supply of designer radiators, hydronic towel warmers, showers, shower panels and faucets, in contemporary and traditional styles all at lower prices than your local bathroom stores. Established 25 years ago, in Burnley, Lancashire, UK, Hudson Reed sells its products through websites in 10 countries. With no expensive shops, showrooms, advertising or brochures, we are able to make luxury bathroom products affordable for 10,000 customers a month.

The price you see for the products on the Hudson Reed US and Hudson Reed Canada websites is the price you pay no added taxes or duty. All our products comply totally with US and Canadian specifications and regulations. Products are shipped by UPS or FedEx from our state-of-the-art warehouse located in Olean, New York.

Hudson Reed takes great pride in the quality of its customer service, offering secure payments, a no-quibble, guaranteed 30-day returns policy, free delivery on all orders, UPS or FedEx tracking on all orders, delivery guaranteed within 3-5 working days of the order being placed.”